Rice Earns Fulbright
Emily Roca Rice of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a 2023 MFA graduate who studied studio art with a concentration in painting and drawing. She is one of eleven UT students and graduates who were selected for the 2023-2024 Fulbright student awards. This award allowed her to study and conduct research abroad.
Inspired by family heritage and a previous artist residency in Honduras, Roca Rice is investigating recurring motifs, visual storytelling and sustainable ways of making art in the country while maintaining a studio practice and working with local contemporary artists.
“One of my long-term goals is to create a bridge and eventual artist exchange between Southeastern Appalachia and Honduras—two regions of the world with rich histories of traditional craft,” said Roca Rice.