Writing Mentorship Alumni

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Shantay Robinson

Shantay Robinson participated in the inaugural class of BURNAWAY's Art Writers Mentorship Program. She was also a part of The New New South Editorial Fellowship at Duke University. As a scholar, she’s presented at SCAD’s Symposium on Art and Fashion; New Voices at Georgia State University’s Graduate Student Conference; and Glorious Hair and Academic Identities, also at Georgia State University. In addition to writing, she produces video, and served as a videographer for Public Broadcasting Atlanta and Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. Shantay wholly self-produced "Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement," a documentary that screened at Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (ATHICA) and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, among other venues.

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Alison Lechner

Alison Lechner

Alison is an editorial intern at BURNAWAY and an aspiring art writer. She holds an MA in Art History from the Savannah College of Art & Design and a BA in Environmental History from Hope College. She was most recently the Artist Liaison & Art Resources Associate for a prominent art consulting firm based in Atlanta. Alison's research regarding artist Carrie Mae Weems is featured as the wall didactics in The Jepson Center for Contemporary Art's current exhibition on Weems' "Sea Island Series," in Savannah, GA. Her specialty areas of interest are contemporary feminist artists, institutional critique, film, and public art.

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