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Elaine A. King

Elaine A. King, American curator, art historian, critic. Certified Fine Arts Appraisal, 2002. Active Democratic Party, Evanston, ward judge, 1977-1978, precinct captain, 1977. Member College Art Association, American Association Museum, Association Historians American Art, Association International Critics Art (American section, elected to board directors, since 2009), Art Table, Midwest College Art Association.

Background

  • King, Elaine A. was born on April 12, 1947 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Casimir Stanley and Catherine Mary (Chmel) Czerwien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1968. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1986.

    Career

    • Intern George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, 1977. Lecturer history of photography Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1977-1981. Curator Dittmar Memorial Gallery, 1978-1981.

      Director Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, 1976-1977. Executive director, chief curator Carnegie-Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, 1985—1991. Professor critical theory and history of art Carnegie Mellon University, since 1981.

      Indiana curator, since 1991. Exhibition review panel Pennsylvania Council on Arts, 1991. Executive director, chief curator Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 1993-1995.

      Guest curator Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 1992, 93, 95, 96, Maria de Mater O'Neill mid-career survey, Museum Arts, Puerto Rico, 2007, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. 10 year Retrospective of Diane Samuels, Museum of Art, Györ, Hungary, Györ, 1999, board directors Mid-American College Art Association. Panel chair Midwest Civil Aeronautics Administration Conference, 1997, 2003, American Association Culture Conference, 2007, American Culture Associate Chain, 2008, American Culture Associate Conference 2009, Human Likeness Portrayal & Tabo & Strange.

      Co-coordinator Wats:Ontario Festival, 1996-2003. Adjunct professor University Cincinnati, 1994. Art critic-in-residence University Arizona, Tucson.

      Guest curator Hungarian Bienale Exhibition II, Györ, 1993, Master Graphic Arts International Biennial, 1995, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 05, 07. President International Jury, 2003, 07. Panelist National Education Association Visual Arts, 1993.

      Grant reviewer Institute Museum of Science, Washington, 1994, Ohio Arts Council fellowship and grant evaluator, 1994-1995. International Review panel American Association of University Women international fellowships, Washington, 2000-2003. Member organizing committee Midwest Museum Conference, 1994-1995.

      Representative Inter Arts Spring 1996 Budapest (Hungary) Crossroads. Critic representative Association International Critics Art Conference The Edge, Zagreb, Croatia. Chairman committee distinguished exhibition award College Arts Association, 1995-1998, Association International Critics Art XXXIV Congress International Art Critics, Zagreb, Association International Critics Art conference central European cross-roads, 1996, 97, Association International Critics Art Congress 2000, Barbados, 2003, Slovania, 2005, Association International Critics Art Congress, Sao Paulo, 2007, College Art Association Vanity and Desperation, 2007, London, Association International Critics Art Congress, 2007, Association International Art Critics Congress, Barcelona, A Chaotic Topography of Tedium: Too Much of A Muchness, 2008, chair Sculpture In An Era Experimental Information International Sculpture Conference, LOndon, 2010, AKA International Congress, 2009.

      Juror exhibition 3rd Prague International. Nominator 4th Prague International, 2004. Art-historian in residence international program American University, 2006, critic-in-residence Lorenzodi Medical School, Florence, 2007.

      Chair School Visual Arts Plenary Session Conference, 2005, lecture "A Reunion of the Spiritual Art", International Popular Culture Association Conference, Wales, 2005, Chautauqua Institute, summer 2006, 2007, 2008, lecture "About A Face", Chautaugua Festival, 2009, Artists The Unknown Unwondly In A Society Now, 2010 Bienials Spetacles, Carnivals. Member panel censorship Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2007, Chautauqua 2009, Art in a Global Realm. School Visual Arts, New York City.

      Guest curator, Mari Mater, 1983-2006, Matters Factory, Pittsburgh, Likeness: Transformation of Portrayal After Andy Warhol 2009. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Fine Arts Appraisal, 2002.

    Works

    • Boneyard Nose Art: U.S. Military Aircraft Markings and Artwork (Stackpole Military Photo Series)
    • Photos of retired American military aircraft, emphasizing their nose art Includes fighters, bombers, tankers, and transports, such as the B-2, B-17, F-16, C-130, and more Features aircraft from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars Ideal reference for modelers, military history enthusiasts, and art buffs Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series

    Membership

    Active Democratic Party, Evanston, ward judge, 1977-1978, precinct captain, 1977. Member College Art Association, American Association Museum, Association Historians American Art, Association International Critics Art (American section, elected to board directors, since 2009), Art Table, Midwest College Art Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cooking, gardening, tennis, swimming, sailing.

    Connections

    • father: Casimir Stanley Czerwien
    • mother: Catherine Mary (Chmel) Czerwien
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    Born April 12, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      No. Illinois University
    • 1974
      No. Illinois University
    • 1986
      Northwestern University
    • 1976 - 1977
      director, Artemesia Gallery
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1977
      Intern, George Eastman House
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      lecturer, history of photography Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      curator Dittmar Memorial Gallery
    • 1981
      professor, critical theory and history of art Carnegie Mellon University
    • 1985 - 1991
      executive, director
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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