OICR student and researcher Emily Hyde has been awarded the inaugural Bex Frankel Fellowship in Film & Filmmaking at Vermont Studio Center, the largest artist residency center in the country and one of the most prestigious. A multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon, Hyde grew up in Estacada, a small logging town situated on the Clackamas River. She earned a BFA in Intermedia with a concentration in Video and Animation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she was the recipient of the Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship, the Intermedia Department’s Interdisciplinary Artist Merit Scholarship, the Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, the Videofest Jury Prize, the Charles Voorhies Drawing Award, and an Honorary Mention in Printmaking. Influenced by a wide range of artists, filmmakers, writers, and theorists, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Wilhelm Worringer, Christopher Alexander, and Rudolf Otto, her work attempts to materialize a sense of wonder through light, color, and sound. She is the recipient of a 2011 Princess Grace Award in Filmmaking.