Undergraduate Student Leadership Award in Art History History and Art History

2023 Awardees

Kendall Elizabeth Reed

Kendall Elizabeth Reed

BA Art History

Kendall Reed is in her third year at George Mason University working towards her bachelors of art in Art History with a double minor in Arts Management and Design Thinking. She is native to Richmond, Virginia, and was first introduced to Art History while attending a Humanities program throughout high school. She currently resides in Fairfax with plans to relocate to a larger city following graduation in the Fall of 2023.  Kendall has goals of being an art museum curator with a focus on contemporary art and plans to further develop her skills in both curation and exhibition design. She has co-curated two exhibitions on behalf of George Mason University: La Vie Quotidienne during the Spring of 2022 and Reclaim, Rebirth, Reconsider: Narratives of Transformation. Kendall’s past work and experiences have focused heavily on highlighting the voices of marginalized communities as diversity and accessibility anchor her art historical interests. 

Gabrielle Walker

Gabrielle Walker

BA Art History

Gabrielle Walker is a graduating senior double majoring in art history and Spanish. This year, she served as the Art History department’s Major Representative and worked as a Research Assistant for Mobile Subjects, Contrapuntal Modernisms, a research project that highlights Latin American artists working in the postwar period. Her research paper Momentum and Memory on Monument Avenue which mapped protest of Confederate monuments, was selected to be presented at the SUNY New Paltz Research Symposium. Alongside her academic achievements, she is also a Resident Assistant on campus and has served as Education chair of George Mason’s NAACP chapter. This summer, Gabrielle will be interning at the Chrysler Museum of Art in their Curation department where she will be focusing on Modern and Contemporary art narratives. She would like to thank all her professors for their continued support and mentorship throughout her journey at George Mason University.