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BIOGRAPHY

Karen Moss is an art historian, curator, educator and writer based in Los Angeles. Currently, she is Acting Vice Dean for Critical Studies and teaches in the MA Curatorial Program at USC Roski School of Art and Design. Additionally, she is Adjunct Professor in the MFA program at Otis College of Art where she has been the Consulting Curator for Talking to Action, an exhibition of socially engaged artists from Los Angeles and Latin America that is Otis’ participation in the Getty Foundation’s PST LA/LA initiative. Previously Moss held senior curatorial and education positions at Orange County Museum of Art; San Francisco Art Institute; Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Walker Art Center. Earlier in her career she worked at MoCA, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Moss received her BA in art history/studio art from UC Santa Cruz and MA and PhD in art history from University of Southern California. She has authored numerous exhibition publications and articles for art magazines and scholarly journals.


Previously, Moss was Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Curator of Collections at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) from 2005 - 2010. She co-curated State of Mind: New Art from California Circa 1970 for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative in 2011 and subsequently the exhibition travelled to the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives, the Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; SITE Santa Fe, the Bronx Museum of Arts, and the Smart Museum, University of Chicago. Some of her other OCMA exhibitions included: 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol (2010) Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce (2009); Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times (2008) and Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments (2007-08).  Moss was co-curator and catalogue essayist for the 2006 California Biennial and organized artists’ residencies, performances and public programs for the 2006, 2008 and 2010 biennials.

Prior to OCMA, Moss was Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute (1999-2004) where she curated exhibitions such as Sharon Lockhart/Kelly Nipper, James Siena, Topographies, and The World on Its Head: Contemporary Belgian Art and organized Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s with Nicolas Bourriaud. Moss also did international residencies with artists Ghada Amer, Tania Bruguera, Lee Bul, Wim Delvoye, Pierre Huyghe/Philppe Parenno, Los Carpinteros and Rikrit Tiranvanija.

As Director of Education and Community Programs and curator at the Walker Art Center (1995-1999) she curated Performance in the 1970s: Experiencing the Everyday, Art of the 1960s: Media is the Message, co-curated Visitor’s Voices: Recomposing the Collection, and also organized many artist residences and public programs.

Moss was the first Director of Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (1989-1993) where she curated exhibitions such as Altered Egos: Making As Another and Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona and organized Art in the Raw the museum’s inaugural site-specific installations that evolved into SMMOA’s Artists’ Project Series. Earlier in her career she was an Assistant Curator at MOCA, Los Angeles (1985-87) and attended Whitney Independent Study Program in Art History and Museum Studies.

Moss has a B.A. in studio art and art history from U.C. Santa Cruz, and did her graduate work in art history at U.C. Berkeley and University of Southern California, where she is completing her PhD. in art history. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level art history, critical theory and curatorial studies at art schools and universities including Cal State University, Long Beach, Otis College of Art and Design; San Francisco Art Institute, and University of Southern California. Moss has authored numerous museum exhibition catalogues, written guest essays for arts publications, and contributed to scholarly journals.
  • OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

    BEN MALTZ GALLERY

    Curatorial Consultant, 2015 - present
    Consulting curator for Talking to Action: Decolonizing Experiments in Art from the Americas, Otis’ project for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles/Latin America initiative. This two-year collaborative research and exhibition project investigates contemporary community-based and socially engaged art practices in sites in Latin America and Los Angeles. The project includes a large-scale, multi–platform accompanied by a range of pubic programs and a comprehensive bilingual publication.

    Interim Director of Exhibitions and Galleries (July 2014 -
    March 2015)
    Oversaw all exhibitions and public programs at the Ben Maltz Gallery during this interim period. Worked as director on Jorge and Lucy Orta’s Art / Life / Water, a week-long artists’ residency project that included a largescale community banquet.


    Curator, CURRENT: LA (2015 – 2016)

    One of four curators for CURRENT: LA, the inaugural Los Angeles Public Art Biennial with 15 major site-specific installations and accompanying public programs along the LA River (July 14 – August 2016). Served as the curatorial advisor for Mel Chin’s The TIE That BINDS: MIRROR of the FUTURE, a city-wide land art project of California native gardens; Rirkrit Tiranvanija’s untitled 2016, a water pavilion/event site on Lake Balboa; Kori Newkirk’s Prime, an anti-monumental equestrian sculpture and Refik Anadol/Peggy Weil’s UnderLA a projection of images of geologic time beneath LA River. Wrote essays about these projects and organized public programs.


    ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 2003 - 2012

    Adjunct Curator (August 2010 - December 2012)
    Curated State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, an exhibition of conceptual art and other new genres for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative. Wrote successful proposals for a $175,000 research grant and a $225,000 implementation grant resulting in presentations of the exhibition at Orange County Museum of Art and the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2011-2012, followed by a tour to the Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; SITE Santa Fe; Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. Fully illustrated book published by UC Press.

    Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs (2007 - 2010)
    Oversaw and managed curatorial, registrar/collections, education and public programs departments, curated exhibitions, developed exhibition touring schedules; organized public and interpretive programs. Oversaw Board Collections Committee and worked with the director on rigorous acquisitions program. As part of Executive team, developed, implemented, and monitored OCMA’s 5-year Strategic Plan. Worked with Director and Development team on major grants, fundraising and cultivating trustees, collectors, and donors.

    Curator of Collections and Director of Education and Public Programs (2005 - 2007)
    As Curator of Collections oversaw OCMA’s collection, archive and exhibitions; organized three major installations, two special exhibitions and three projects for the Orange Lounge media gallery. Assisted with new acquisitions and supervised archiving, research and writing on 200+ collection. As Director of Education and Public Programs oversaw budgets, fundraising, programs and staff for Family Programs, School and Tour Programs and Public and Interpretive Programs including six full-time staff and six interns. Directly responsible for organizing all public and interpretive programs for OCMA exhibitions.

    Consulting Curator and Strategic Planning Consultant (2003 - 2004)
    Consulted on OCMA’s Strategic Plan for 2003-2008; implemented re-organization of Education and Public Programs department. Conceptualized and developed new public programs for special exhibitions; wrote grants and raised $200,000 from Getty Foundation and $100,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation.


    SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, 1999 - 2004

    Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs (1999 - 2001)
    Vice President of Public Programs (2002 - 2004)

    Initiated and directed the Exhibitions and Public Programs division, including exhibitions, visiting artist’s projects and public programs. As part of Senior Management Team, participated in long-range strategic-- planning and integrated marketing for academic and public programs. Specific duties included curating exhibitions and working with guest curators; managing artists’ residencies and projects; organizing public lectures, panels and symposia, cultivating and maintaining relationships with affiliated organizations Managed division budget ranging from $400,000 to $800,000; worked with other SFAI staff on fundraising, public relations and publications. Supervised three regular Exhibitions and Public Programs staff and eight student assistants. Following the arrival of new president and institutional re-organization in 2003, joined SFAI faculty teaching art history and critical studies courses and was responsible for developing the pilot courses and curriculum for a new M.A. degree in Curatorial Studies.


    WALKER ART CENTER, 1992 - 1998

    Director, Education and Community Programs (1997 - 1998)
    As Director, responsible for the operation and programs of five divisions of the Education and Community Programs, including Community and Family Programs, Public and Interpretive Programs, Schools and Tour Programs and Teen Programs. Supervised full–time staff of twelve and managed a budget of more than $1,000,000. Organized Public and Interpretive Programs division including panels, symposia, lectures, workshops, classes and exhibitions for the Anderson Window Gallery, a focus gallery in the permanent collection. Collaborated with curators in Visual Arts, Film/Video and Performing Arts departments on related programs, residencies and interpretive materials. Managed education areas of large-scale initiatives (Lila Wallace and Pew Trust), developed and wrote education department grants and identified new fundraising strategies. Worked closely with other staff in New Media, Public Relations and Marketing, Membership and Development.

    Associate Curator of Education and Public Programs (1995 - 1996)
    As the Associate Curator for Education and Public Programs, developed and managed a broad base of education and public programs for children, families, teens and adults; originated and presented interdisciplinary events including classes, lectures, readings, symposia and conferences. Worked with curators on permanent collection installations, supervised writing editing and production of interpretive materials; assisted in research and development of new media and technologies for Walker's education and exhibition programs.

    Program Consultant for Exhibition and Public Programs (1992 - 1993)
    Participated as an art historical consultant for grant-writing, catalogue research and opening week-end public programs in conjunction with In the Spirit of Fluxus exhibition. Consulted on public programs and opening weekend events when the exhibition later traveled to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


    SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, 1989 - 1995

    Curatorial and Program Consultant (1992 - 1995)
    Curated exhibitions wrote for publications and advised on Santa Monica Museum of Art programs. Edited catalogues; planned education programs; wrote grant proposals and coordinated national and international travel of exhibitions.

    Director of Programs (1989 - 1992)
    As Museum’s first Director of Programs, assumed curatorial functions for the museum with director and artist advisory committee; managed artists' projects; planned public programs, wrote and edited museum publications and grants; researched future exhibitions; supervised staff and interns.


    MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES, 1985 - 1987

    Adjunct Assistant Curator, Media and Performing Arts (1985 - 1987)
    Worked with Curator of Media and Performing Arts, Julie Lazar, on programs, special events and fundraising. Conceived and wrote proposals for exhibitions, performances, grant narratives, publications and press, coordinated workshops for visiting artists; supervised curatorial research and staff interns.

    Marketing and Program Consultant, Territory of Art Radio Series (1985 - 1986)
    Consulted on MOCA's ongoing public radio series. Developed and implemented a series marketing plan; wrote press materials and made special press contacts, served as department liaison to radio stations and public broadcasting networks.


    SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, 1982 - 1984

    Assistant Curator of Exhibitions (1984 - 1985)
    Coordinator for all SBMA exhibitions, including guest-curated and traveling exhibitions. Maintained master schedule for exhibition and gallery spaces; managed budgets and program documentation, gave public lectures. Project coordinator for all contemporary art programs, performances, panel discussions and special events.

    Curatorial Assistant for Exhibitions (1982 - 1984)
    Assisted Curator of Modern Art with all aspects of exhibition administration; managed department budgets; exhibition installation and design; curatorial research and documentation.


    SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 1980 - 1981

    Curatorial and Research Assistant (1980 - 1981)
    Worked with chief curator of the Photography Van Deren Coke, on developing an archival system for extended loan collection of l9th and 20th century photography. Compiled research, identified and documented works for permanent collection catalogue; assistant editor for exhibition catalogues.


    CONSULTING PROJECTS, 1989 - PRESENT 

    Curatorial and educational programming for museums:
    Clients include Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Orange County Museum of Art; Santa Monica Museum of Art and Walker Art Center.

    Panelist or Consultant to Foundations or Grant-Making organizations:
    David Bermant Foundation; California Community Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation; Fellows of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Getty Foundation and the United States Artists Foundation.

    Public Art Advisory Committees and Panels:
    City of Pasadena, City of San Jose, City of Santa Monica; Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles Metropolitan Authority, and University of California, Irvine Public Art Committee.

    Consulting Editor/Essayist, LACE 10 Years Documented, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (1987 - 1988)
    In charge of archival research, writing and editing for a 112-page book about LACE's first decade of programs and services.

    Consulting Development Director, New Music America Festival 1985, Los Angeles
    Wrote grants, developed and implemented fund raising plan, supervised civic and corporate relations, coordinated support group for a large-scale international contemporary music festival.
  • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

    EDUCATION

    Ph.D. in Art History, University of Southern California (2016)
    Concentration in contemporary art, with emphasis on post-–war American performance art Dissertation: “Performance into Pedagogy: Anna Halprin, Allan Kaprow, and Alison Knowles’ Score-based Events in Experimental Arts Education”

    M.A. in Art History, University of Southern California (1990)
    M.A. thesis: “Representations of Lucretia in Sixteenth Century Germany”

    M.A. coursework in History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (1977 – 1981)
    Concentration in Late Medieval/Early Renaissance, Modern and Contemporary art

    B.A. in Studio Art/Art History with Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, (1977)
    Concentration in medieval and modern art; senior seminar in Museum Studies
    Honors Thesis: Thirteenth Century Stained Glass at Chartres Cathedral


    INTERNSHIPS

    WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (1979 - 1981)
    Independent Study Program, Art History and Museum Studies (1979 - 1980); Public Lecturer (1981)
    With other interns, curated exhibitions Artists by Artists, Painting in Relief and Architecture of Lower Manhattan, at Downtown Branch, Whitney Museum of American Art and worked on public projects Downtown Drive-In and Art on the Beach, co-sponsored with Creative Time. Stayed one extra year as Public Lecturer for Education department.

    UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, BERKELEY (now Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive)
    Curatorial Intern (1978 - 1979)
    As intern for Chief Curator, David Ross, worked on exhibitions and performance art events; initiated weekend series to screen new experimental video and participated in other media arts projects.


    AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
    2017 Curatorial Residency, Fire Station, Dublin, Ireland
    2014 Curatorial Residency, Bermant Foundation for Media Arts
    2003 Curator’s grant, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    1995 President Steven B. Sample Fellowship, USC Leadership Institute
    1994 Independent Curator's Grant, Pasadena Art Alliance
    1993 Curator’s grant, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    1993 Alma Mae Cook Fellowship, USC School of Fine Arts
    1992 J. Paul Getty Award, USC School of Fine Arts
    1991 Dissertation Travel Fellowship, USC School of Fine Arts
    1988 J. Paul Getty Award, USC School of Fine Arts
    1986 J. Paul Getty Award, USC School of Fine Arts
    1979 Helena Rubenstein Fellowship, Whitney Museum of American Art


    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Vice-Dean for Critical Studies Roski School of Fine Art and Design (as of August 2017)
    Lecturer, Public Art Studies Program, 1988 – 1995 and Curatorial M.A. Program (2005 –present)

    Teach graduate seminars in art history, contemporary theory and curatorial practice for the M.A. Program in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere; serve as reader on M.A. theses and on MA admissions committee. In previous years taught undergraduate art history survey, upper division lectures; graduate seminars in art history and theory for MFA and MA programs.


    OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, LOS ANGELES (1992 – 1995; 2008 – present)

    Adjunct Professor and Interim Chair (2016 – 2017)
    Adjunct Professor teaching courses in History of Public Strategies in Art, Public Realm Seminars, Thesis I, Production Studio and MFA Exhibition and Publication. Lead Advisor for the MFA Public Practice Program and Co-Chair of Search Committee for new Area Head for Social Practice Area Emphasis. During the 2016-17 academic year served as Interim Chair: developed curriculum and program application for Otis’ New Social Practice Area Emphasis; provided educational leadership, oversaw administration, advised students and supervised MFA program coordinator.

    Senior Faculty, Graduate Public Practice and Graduate Fine Art Programs (2008 – 2015)
    Teach graduate courses in Histories and Strategies of Public Art, Production Studio, Critique Seminars, Thesis I and Thesis II, supervising MFA student theses. Conduct regular studio visits and advise as needed on MFA exhibition. When Chair Suzanne Lacy was on sabbatical, served as Acting Chair for GPP MFA program.

    Part-time Faculty, Art Department (1992 – 1995)
    Taught undergraduate lecture course on Fluxus, Happenings and Performance Art and graduate MFA seminars in contemporary art history and criticism. 


    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

    Adjunct Faculty, School of the Arts (2008, 2011 & 2014)
    Currently teaching Art History Methodologies and Writing course for art history and museum studies students. In previous years have taught an undergraduate/graduate art history lecture course on Exhibition and Museum Histories; undergraduate and graduate lecture courses on Art Since 1945 and the Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar for the MFA program.


    SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

    Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute (2001 – 2004)
    Taught undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in art history and critical studies including Art Meets Life: Social Interaction & Relational Aesthetics. Developed and taught pilot graduate curriculum in Professional Practices for the Artist. Co-writer of curriculum and NASAD proposal for the new Exhibition and Museum Studies MA degree program.
  • SELECT PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC LECTURES, PANELS AND CONSULTING


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    2018

    Curatorial Essays for CURRENT:LA The Los Angeles Public Art Biennial Essays on artists Mel Chin and Kori Newkirk, for the upcoming publication for CURRENT: LA, the inaugural LA Public Art Biennial, to be published by the City of Los Angeles in early 2018.


    2017

    “Bonnie Sherk’s Portable Park IV: past/present/future,” Double Issue, The Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Irene Tsatsos, ed. to be published by the Getty Research Institute in late fall, 2017.

    “Talking to Action: A Project and Its Platforms,” in Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, co-published by Otis College of Art and Design and Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.


    2015

    "Nam June Paik’s TV Clock: Time After Time,” 75th Anniversary Publication, Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


    PUBLIC LECTURES

    2018

    “Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas: Curating and Teaching from Exhibitions,” to be presented at the College Art Association Conference (CAA), Los Angeles, February 2018


    2017

    “4’33” in 6’ 40”—An Hommage to John Cage” paper for the Society for Literature, Sciences and the Arts (SLSA) Conference Out of Time, at Arizona State University, Tempe, November 2017

    Roski Talk: Talking to Action, a moderated conversation with Bill Kelley Jr., Jennifer Ponce de Leon and Paulina Varas, USC Roski School of Art and Design.

    Presentation on Talking to Action, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA event, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach


    2016

    Moderator, Conversation with Mel Chin, CURRENT:LA Water, public art biennial, at Bowtie Project Presentation on Talking to Action, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA event, Getty Museum, Los Angeles


    2015

    FOCA @ 40, Curators in Conversation, panel moderator and speaker in conjunction with the Fellows of Contemporary Art 40th anniversary at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

    Curatorial Committee, CURRENT: The Los Angeles River Public Art Biennial, LA Cultural Affairs Department

    Juror, California Community Foundation, Mid-career Artists Fellowships


    2014

    The Avant-garde Collection, conversation with curator Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art

    Manhattan Beach/LA County Public Art Commission Panelist for Manhattan Beach Public Library


    2013

    State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970,curatorial lectures, SITE Santa Fe, Bronx Museum of the Arts and Smart Museum, Chicago

    California Pacific Trienniale, panel moderator, Orange County Museum of Art

    State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, curator’s tour/lecture, Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Smart Museum, University of Chicago

    Creative Capital Summer Retreat, consultant, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

    Public Art Committee Standing Member, for City of Santa Monica and University of California, Irvine


    2012

    California Institute of the Arts MFA Graduate Program, guest lecturer

    State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, lecture, Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia

    Manhattan Beach/LA County Public Art Commission Panelist, for Manhattan Beach Public Library

    Portable Parks IV/Consuming Nature: Pedagogy and Practice in Public Art, session presenter, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University

    The Arts Dean’s Lecture Series, Reshaping the Museum, lecturer UC Santa Cruz

    State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, moderator, UC Berkeley Art Museum

    Re/Locating Learning,, participant, Otis Graduate Pedagogy Practicum and Performance event at College Art Association Meeting, Los Angeles


    2011

    Pacific Standard Time special event, lecture/presentation, Soho House, Los Angeles.

    State of Mind, lecture, Pacific Standard Time Symposium, Getty Art Museum.

    State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, panel moderator, Orange County Museum of Art

    Los Angeles: The Making of a (Female) Art Capital, panelist, Art LA Contemporary Art Fair


    2010

    United States Artists Foundation, Chair of Visual Arts panel, 2010 Artists’ Fellowships

    City of Santa Monica, selection panel, Palisades Walk Public Art Panel

    Photography panel with Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin, and Kim Yasuda, moderator, OCMA


    2009

    United States Artists Foundation, panelist, 2009 Artists’ Fellowship


    2008

    Creative Capital Retreat, consultant, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

    Museum Encounters Between Objects and the Public, presenter, College Art Association Meeting, Dallas


    2007

    Art at Pasadena Center, selection panel, Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission

    GLOW, curatorial panel, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Santa Monica

    Orange Coast College, guest lecturer


    2006

    Transportation Corridor Projects, selection panel, City of San Jose

    Contemporary Curator’s Conference, participant, hosted by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    California Biennial, guest lecturer, Pomona College


    2005

    Museum Studies Program, guest lecturer, California State University, Long Beach

    School of Fine Arts Commencement Address, University of Southern California

    Artists’ Projects for the Interactive Café, co-chair/juror, San Jose Museum of Art for ISEA 2006

    Interpretive Programs Grants, panelist/evaluator, Getty Foundation

    Contemporary Curator’s Conference, participant, hosted by LACMA


    2004

    Art Department, guest lecturer, UC Irvine


    2003

    Otis College of Art and Design, guest lecturer

    Tournesol Award in Painting, panelist/juror, Headlands Center for the Arts


    2002

    Awake: Art, Buddhism and Consciousness, participant, Green Gulch Zen Center

    Summer Curator’s Conference, participant, hosted by Berkeley Art Museum


    2001

    Visual Arts Fellowships, panelist, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiatives, Pew Charitable Trust Public

    Action, moderator on panel for American Film Institute Conference on Streaming Media Curating

    Byte-Based Art, moderator, San Francisco Art Institute

    Summer Curator’s Conference, participant, hosted by Berkeley Art Museum


    2000

    Schmidt Career Development series, panelist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

    Bay Guardian forum, panelist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

    Got Art? panelist, San Francisco Art Expo, Cowell Auditorium

    Human Interfaces for Virtual Exhibitions, presenter, College Art Association meeting, Los Angeles


    1998

    “Sculpture Now,” “1960s: Underground,” and “Art of the 1980s,” lecturer, Walker Art Center

    Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, panelist, Visual Arts Organizations Panel

    Center for Curatorial Studies, guest lecturer, Bard College, New York


    1997

    Jerome Foundation Individual Artists’ Grants, panelist

    Beat Culture and the New America, lecturer, Walker Art Center

    Museum Studies Program, guest lecturer, Frederick Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis


    1995

    “Sherrie Levine’s Newborn, guest lecturer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    “Fluxus and Intermedia,” guest lecturer, Art and Art History Department, UC Davis


    1994

    In the Spirit of Fluxus, lecturer and panelist, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    Altered Egos, Organizer and moderator of symposium, Santa Monica Museum of Art

    “Current Issues in Public Art,” panelist, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

    “Contemporary Art In Public Places: 30 Years of History and Criticism,” lecture, Pasadena Art Alliance


    1993

    John Cage: Rolywholyover: A Circus, panelist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona, organizer/moderator of panel, Santa Monica Museum of Art

    Curator's Showcase, guest lecturer, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    Northern Telecom Grants, panelist, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC

    75 Artists/75 Works: A Contemporary Viewpoint, guest lecturer, Laguna Art Museum

    Flux Forum for In the Spirit of Fluxus, organizer and panelist, Walker Art Center

    Fluxus As Practice, Fluxus As History, panelist, College Art Association meeting, Seattle


    1992

    City of Santa Monica Arts Commission, panelist

    California Arts Council, site visitor

    Easy Chair, Electric Chair, panel discussion moderator, Santa Monica Museum of Art


    1991

    Neither Here Nor There, panel discussion moderator, Santa Monica Museum of Art


    1990

    City of Santa Monica Arts Commission Annual City-Wide Art Exhibition, juror

    California Arts Council, panelist, Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Sacramento

    Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, Panelist, Visual Arts Panel

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