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I am a curator, editor, and writer based in Austin, TX. My curatorial interests come from an intersectional feminist perspective. I have a particular love of painting, the rich history of printmaking and contemporary print culture, the Chicago Imagists, and sequential graphic narratives.
I received an MA degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London in 2012. There I studied under Dr. Gavin Parkinson, with a focus on French modernism, and completed my thesis on the gendered histories of wallpaper and the evolution of the white wall in contemporary exhibition display. My BA is from the College of Wooster, in central Ohio, where I studied Studio Art and English.
Before moving to Austin I served as the Registrar and Publications Director at the Chicago gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey, where I edited and managed the production of over 35 exhibition catalogs, booklets, and audio CDs.
I have many years of experience in art book publication, and am passionate about the entire process of creating, researching, producing, editing, and printing books for and by contemporary artists. Of course, my formative years were spent in an independent bookstore—Best Books First in East Liverpool, Ohio—run by my parents for eight years.
Currently I am the Associate Curator at The Contemporary Austin, a dual-site contemporary art museum. In fall 2018 I am curating two solo exhibitions, one by the Karachi-born, New York-based sculptor Huma Bhabha, and another by the Seattle-born, Chicago-based sculptor Jessica Stockholder.
Since 2014, in various capacities at The Contemporary Austin as registrar and then in curatorial roles, I have worked with the exhibitions team on projects by Ai Weiwei, Terry Allen, Charles Atlas, Trisha Baga, Lise Haller Baggesen, John Bock, Carol Bove, Millie Chen, Phil Collins, Andy Coolquitt, Ayse Erkmen, Tom Friedman, Anya Gallaccio, Ryan Gander, Orly Genger, John Grade, Roger Hiorns, Jim Hodges, Lakes Were Rivers, Mark Lewis, Lionel Maunz, Rodney McMillian, Angelbert Metoyer, Mark Mothersbaugh, Wangechi Mutu, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, JJ PEET, Tom Sachs, Paul Sharits, Monika Sosnowska, Danae Stratou, Do Ho Suh, Sofía Táboas, Robert Therrien, & Garth Weiser.