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Ruckelshaus Institute Communication Fellowship

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

About the fellowship

The Ruckelshaus Institute Communication Fellowship is open to artists, illustrators, animators, photographers, videographers, cartographers, graphic designers, and other creatives. Fellows in the semester-long program collaborate with Ruckelshaus Institute editors, writers, researchers, and scientists, to develop new content that promotes the appreciation and understanding of scientific research and environment and natural resource scholarship and its application to public audiences. Fellowship participants work 20 hours per week and are supported by a small stipend.

Interested to apply for the Ruckelshaus Institute Communication Fellowship? Check back soon for updates on future opportunities.

June Glasson

Portrait of June Glasson


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornell University (2002)


June Glasson is an artist and designer who lives in Laramie, Wyoming. She was born in Oyster Bay, New York in 1979, and received her BA/BFA from Cornell University in 2002. She is the recipient of the 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and the 2015 Wyoming ArtsCouncil Biennial Fellowship. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming, The National Portrait Gallery in London, Nature Morte Gallery in Berlin, and various New York and US galleries. Glasson's work has also appeared in The Wall Street JournalNew American PaintingsThe Paris ReviewGuernica MagazinePeople MagazineDominoAsymptote MagazineSAND JournalDiner Journal, and the film, "Our Idiot Brother." She is also the co-founder of the Wyoming Art Party and The Art & Action Project.

Artist Statement

Glasson uses portraiture and found objects to create work that explores gender and ideas about the "American West." Through drawing, painting, and illustration, her work often deploys iconic "western" imagery–buffalo, weaponry, truck nutz, etc.–to investigate dominate narratives about the region, narratives that often ignore its complicated and violent history. Simultaneously, this work also reflects her personal relationship with the landscape, people, and culture of Wyoming.


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