2010 Artists in Residence
2010 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence
Guy Dill · Tobias Wolff
Guy Dill is a contemporary American sculptor. His work is not always large in actual size but almost invariably projects a self-confident sense of scale. Recent exhibitions have appeared in the Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, and the 212 Gallery, Aspen; he has also been featured in “Translucence: Southern California Art from the 1960s and 1970s,” Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; and “West! Frank Gehry and the Artists of Venice Beach, 1962-1978,” Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Dill is a member of the Advisory Council for the Arts, Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His awards include the Stars of Design Lifetime Achievement for Art Award from the Pacific Design Center, the California Heritage Museum Artists Award, and the National Endowment for the Arts’s Individual Artist Fellowship.
Tobias Wolff is an American author who is perhaps best known for his memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army. This Boy’s Life was adapted into a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Wolff’s short novel The Barracks Thief won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He is also the author of the novel Old School and six short-story collections. Wolff has also edited several anthologies, among them Best American Short Stories 1994, A Doctor’s Visit: The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. In addition to the PEN/Faulkner Award, he has received the PEN/Malamud and the Rea Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Literature. Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods professor of English at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1997.