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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 comics / 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.
Currently I am the Associate Curator at The Contemporary Austin, a dual-site contemporary art museum.
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 albums.
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.)
For The Contemporary Austin I have edited the catalogues Rodney McMillian: History is Present Tense (2018, co-published with Radius Books), Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008–2017 (2017), and Strange Pilgrims (2015, co-published with the University of Texas Press).
Most recently I have organized the exhibitions Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life (2018), Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics, (2018), and Lise Haller Baggesen: Mothernism (2016), all at The Contemporary Austin, and all with accompanying outdoor projects.
In 2017 I worked closely with Executive Director Louis Grachos in organizing the first museum survey exhibition of the paintings of Garth Weiser. In my time at the museum I have also assisted Chief Curator Heather Pesanti in presenting solo exhibitions by artists such as John Bock, Rodney McMillian, Wangechi Mutu, Monika Sosnowska, Do Ho Suh, Robert Therrien; the group exhibition Strange Pilgrims; and outdoor sculpture commissions and installations by Ai Weiwei, Terry Allen, Carol Bove, Tom Friedman, Anya Gallaccio, Ryan Gander, Jim Hodges, and Lionel Maunz.
Forthcoming in 2019 at I am curating the exhibition Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance and doing research for a film/video exhibition on environmental themes.