Traditional Asian painting method is the topic of a study made possible by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
(November 19, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.–Phillia C. Yi, associate professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, during the 2003-04 academic year. Yi will research and learn traditional Asian painting methods, focusing on historic Korean painting and folk art imagery.
Yi is one of approximately 800 faculty and professionals from the United States who will travel abroad to some 140 countries this year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Hobart and William Smith have been tapped regularly and often for this honor. At last count, 20 current faculty members are Fulbright scholars.
An award-winning woodcut artist and printmaker, Yi holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a master's degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her work has been shown in the United States, Japan and China.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.