The accolades keep coming for Pittsburgh artist Njaimeh Njie
Not that she’s complaining about it, but the accolades keep coming for Pittsburgh’s own Njaimeh Njie (Pittsburgh Schenley graduate), regarded as one of the premier artists of the millennial generation.
The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Njie, the award-winning photographer, filmmaker and multimedia producer, was recently selected as the fall 2019 Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellow.
The DU/AWH Fellowship provides opportunities for scholars and artists of color in varied media to engage in literary, cultural and artistic expression that advances their own work and serves the joint interests of Duquesne University and the community, according to the university’s website. The Fellowship is designed to bring national and regional artists and scholars into a collaboration between the famed playwright’s Hill District and educational and artistic institutions.
August Wilson House Fellows at Duquesne serve as artists/scholars-in-residence, living in a Duquesne University apartment while developing their own creative work, engaging in research, teaching and participating in educational events both in the community and on campus.
The fellowship program furthers Duquesne’s signature partnership with the August Wilson House. Fellows are invited to create work that can be showcased in Wilson’s childhood home and the Hill community. They also have access to Duquesne’s resources for scholarly research and public programs and conduct classroom presentations and programs that are hosted on and off campus.
Duquesne and the August Wilson House are piloting the fellowship program with two fellows per academic year for three years, with the goal of sustaining the program thereafter, according to the university.