NC Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition Features Davidson Professors

Screenshot of Mobile Game

Exhibition component: Two video installations, Speed of Thinking with projector, ipad, mount and smart (Apple) tv. 

Image credit: Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. The Speed of Thinking. 2019. Mobile game. 

Raleigh, N.C. — The NC Artist Fellowship: Escapes and Revelations will be presented at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, June 7. The exhibition features the work of Mecklenburg County artist team of Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy.

The exhibition includes 60 works in a variety of media ranging from video to installation, ceramic, textiles, ironwork, painting, film and dance from the recipients of the North Carolina Arts Council’s 2018–2019 Artist Fellowship.

The artist team of Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy explore global trade, information privacy and big data. Their collaborations merge Dietrick’s prints, murals and animations about the recent recession and Mundy’s online interventions and dataveillance.

Joelle Dietrick’s paintings, drawings, and animations explore contemporary nesting instincts and their manipulation by global economic systems. Her works have been shown at museums around the U.S.  and she is a MacDowell Colony fellow and has attended residencies at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Anderson Ranch, and the Banff Center. With past funding from the University of California, Florida State University, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, her current research about transnationalism through the lens of seaports is supported by a three-country Fulbright to Germany, Chile, and Hong Kong.explore global trade, information privacy and big data. Their collaborations merge Dietrick’s prints, murals and animations about the recent recession and Mundy’s online interventions and dataveillance. Dietrick is the Albert & Lena Keiser Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies.

Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, and programmer, investigating public space, information privacy, and big data. His recent works include mobile and web-based apps and visualizations like, a research-based personality and risk analysis tool, which appears in the Peabody-awarded web documentary Do Not Track. Mundy’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR, and Wired Magazine, and exhibited in multiple museums and galleries in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Mexico City. He is the recipient of numerous artist fellowships, a DAAD Arts Study Scholarship, and a Fulbright Fellowship. Mundy is a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College.

Other artists featured include visual artists Endia Beal, Andrew Etheridge, Sabine Gruffat, Susan Alta Martin, Mario Marzán, Renzo Ortega, Mariam Stephan, Barbara Campbell Thomas, and Montana Torrey, and Christina Weisner; craft artists Seth Gould, Eric Knoche, and Rachel Meginnes; film/video artists Kelly Creedon, Rodrigo Dorfman, and André Silva; and choreographers Anna Barker, Duane Cyrus, and Kate Weare.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Several of the artists featured in the exhibition will be on hand to discuss their work. The exhibition will be displayed in the Main and Potter Galleries at SECCA. 

SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem and is free and open to the public Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to artmaking. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.


  • February 10, 2020