Log In

Susan Williams Knowles Edit Profile

critic , art curator

Susan Williams Knowles, American Art curator, critic. member of the board Visual Artists Alliance, Nashville, since 1991, Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville, since 1990, Tennessee Writers Alliance, Nashville, 1992-1994; member board alumni representative Vanderbilt Women's Center, Nashville, 1991-1994.

Background

Knowles, Susan Williams was born on September 1, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Harvey and Margaret Anderson Williams.

Education

Bachelor in Art History/French, Vanderbilt University, 1974. Master of Arts in Art History, Vanderbilt University, 1986. Master of Library Science, George Peabody College, 1975.

Career

Curatorial assistant, County Music Foundation, Nashville, 1974-1975;library director, Sevier Company Public Library., Sevierville, Tennessee, 1975-1978;children's library, Cincinnati Public Library., 1978-1979;registrar, Cheekwood Museum Art, Nashville, 1981-1985;curator collections, Cheekwood Museum Art, Nashville, 1985-1987;visual arts director, Metro Arts Commission, Nashville, 1987-1991;independent curator, critic, Nashville, since 1991. Map II reviewer American Association Museums, since 1985. Panelist grants Tennessee Arts Commission, since 1987.

Project curator Tennessee exhibit National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1992-1994. Acting gallery director Middle Tennessee State University, 1992-1995. Consulting curator Arts in the Airport, Nashville International Airport, Greater Nashville Arts Foundation, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Critic New Art Examiner, 1985-1992, Art Papers, since 1984, Nashville Scene, since 1992.

Membership

Member of the board Visual Artists Alliance, Nashville, since 1991, Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville, since 1990, Tennessee Writers Alliance, Nashville, 1992-1994. Member board alumni representative Vanderbilt Women's Center, Nashville, 1991-1994.

Connections

Married E. Clifton Knowles, April 8, 1978 (divorced 1982). Married Andrew P. Saftel, May 27, 1995.

father:
Lawrence Harvey

mother:
Margaret Anderson Williams

spouses:
E. Clifton Knowles

Andrew P. Saftel