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Elaine A. King

critic , curator , art historian

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 (Chemle) Czerwien. Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois U., 1968, Master of Arts, 1974.

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.

Achievements

  • Certified Fine Arts Appraisal, 2002.

Works

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, gardening, tennis, swimming, sailing. Fax: 412-521-8576. E-mail: eK06@andrew.cmu.edu.

Connections

father:
Casimir Stanley Bachelor of Science

mother:
Catherine Mary (Chemle) Czerwien. Bachelor of Science