KiptonART Curatorial Board & Tier Scoring Members 2011-2012
Susan Bright is internationally well-known for her contributions to the photographic world as a commentator, exhibition curator and author. She lives in New York after stints in Europe curating photographic art exhibitions. She has taught extensively and convened major conferences and seminars on many aspects of art and photography internationally. Previously she was Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby’s Institute, London. Publications include: Art Photography Now (2005) and Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography which will be released in September this year.
Recent curatorial projects include: Something out of Nothing, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway (2007), How We Are: Photographing Britain [co-curated with Professor Val Williams], Tate Britain, London (2007), Face of Fashion, National Portrait Gallery, London (2007), 1+1=3: Collaboration in Contemporary British Portraiture, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia (2006) and Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney (2007). She is currently working on an exhibition of self portraits and one on contemporary representations of motherhood. She serves on the Photography faculty of SVA (School of Visual Arts)
Jade Doskow (b. 1978) was born in Pennsylvania and has lived and worked in New York since 1996. She holds a BA from New York University's School of Individualized Study and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied with Andrew Moore, Liz Deschenes, and Richard Pare. Currently Doskow is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where she instructs on architectural photography. Doskow exhibits her own large format photography regularly, most recently in the Affordable Art Fair and the Pulse Miami Fair. She has also curated several exhibitions at Broadway Gallery in Soho. Doskow is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara and Seattle. She was a Kipton Art Rising Winner in 2009.
Melanie Flood is a photographer and curator. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in photography, Melanie became Managing Editor & Associate Art Director of ZINGmagazine, where she produced and directed collaborative curatorial projects with Zac Posen, Karin Davie, and the Donald Judd Foundation. Melanie conceived, curated, developed, and executed two solo curatorial features for the magazine: Todd Hido Roaming and Jenny Holzer Declassified. After leaving ZINGmagazine, Melanie worked as Photo Editor & Portrait Photographer for the New York Observer, managing contributors like James Hamilton & Nina Roberts, and continued to develop her own photography, which she has been doing since she was nine. In the spring of 2008, she founded Melanie Flood Projects, a salon-style space based in her Brooklyn home devoted to showcasing emerging talent in art photography. Melanie Flood Projects was one of the first intimate salon-style alternative galleries to open in New York, and was featured in the New York Times, New York, Paper, Time Out New York, and a number of art blogs. A dedicated collector, Melanie has been recognized as an essential figure in the New York art world whose contributions span from the practical to the ephemeral.
Melanie Flood Projects gave many talented artists their first solo shows in New York, including Bradley Peters (a protégé of Gregory Crewdson), Mikael Kennedy (currently represented by Peter Hay Halpert), Erica Allen, and Grace Kim. Melanie has spoken about her work at the International Center for Photography and SVA, and has participated in the photo review boards for Photolucida (PDX), the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Woodstock Center for Photography. Melanie closed the Brooklyn space in 2009, and is currently working on opening a gallery in Portland, Oregon, as well as on producing an artists’ book series. She is also a member of the Young Patron Society at the Portland Museum of Art.
Stephen Frailey studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BA from Bennington College.He has had solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery and the Julie Saul Gallery and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center for Photography, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.Stephen’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Arts Magazine, ARTNews, Art Forum, The Village Voice, and the New Yorker, Portfolios have appeared in Art Forum and the Paris Review.His work is in the collections of The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The International Center For Photography, New York; and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Stephen has received two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant.He has been a visiting artist at the Donald Judd Foundation and twice been nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant.His critical writing on photography have appeared in Art Forum, Print, and Art on Paper.He was the Chair of the Graduate Photography Program at Bard College from 1998 to 2004, and has been the Chair of the Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1998.
Heidi Leeis a New York based art advisor with extensive experience in Modern and Contemporary art. She founded Heidi Lee Art Advisory in 2002 providing comprehensive consulting services for corporations, private collectors and estates. Core services include collection management, art acquisitions, sales, exhibition planning and appraisals. HLAA clients have enhanced the value of their collections as well as gain exclusive access to top quality fine art. Ms. Lee advises private wealth clients for JP Morgan Chase, Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses, the Armory Show, America's premiere art fair and others.
Ms. Lee holds a master's degree from Christie's Education in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the Art Market and is a USPAP accredited art appraiser. She worked at VIART Corporation, a leading art consulting firm, where she helped manage art collections for Fortune 500 companies including, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Capital Group and Davis Polk. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). Recognized for its excellence in the independent art advisory field, APAA ensures complete impartiality and transparency. Members observe the highest standards of professional conduct, integrity and curatorial competence when advising clients. She is also a member of the Guggenheim's acquisition and contemporary art committees, the New Museum's Contemporary Council, and the Whitney's Patron Circle. Recently, Ms. Lee was re-elected a second term as Chairperson of Christieâ•˙s Education Alumni Society serving over 600 alumni.
Karline Moeller received her degrees from Franklin College Switzerland and New School University in New York. Karline is an independent curator and co-owned Moeller Snow Gallery until the gallery closed in March 2009. Before opening the gallery in New York, Karline worked in the Contemporary Art department at Sotheby’s. She also worked alongside Tim Nye at Nyehaus Gallery in New York for two years. Recently, Karline and Nicola Vassell co-founded Concept V together, an alternative exhibition space and consultancy that offers an array of services in support of any collaboration between art and commerce. In January 2010, Karline and Casey Fremont co-curated a show called "Look Again" at Marlborough Gallery Chelsea. Karline continues to work with and represent artists that she exhibited at Moeller Snow, such as Max Snow, Christopher Brooks, Joseph Heidecker, and Jamie Diamond.
Keren Moscovitch is a photographer and visual artist living and working in New York City. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and a BA from Georgetown University. She has been exhibited in several solo shows in commercial and alternative spaces, including Vlepo Gallery (NYC) and (the) Slap-N-Tickle (me) Gallery (Kansas City, MO). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, both in the US and abroad, including the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, which traveled worldwide throughout 2006, and most recently at Foley and Sasha Wolf Galleries (NYC), SLAG Gallery (NYC), Studio 150 (NYC) and the Kinsey Institute (Bloomington, IN).
She has been featured in publications such as Time Out New York, The Kansas City Star, Quest, Visual Arts Journal, Peek, Domino, Zeek, Industry and Vogue Nippon. Collections include The Core Club, The Noble Maritime Museum and the Kinsey Institute. At SVA in New York City, Keren is the Program Coordinator of the Division of Continuing Education as well as the Summer Residency Programs for emerging and mid-career artists and is an adjunct professor in SVA’s BFA Photography Department. She has served on a variety of committees, including ARTWALK benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, and the Council for the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island. In addition to working with various arts and cultural institutions, she is a private coach for artists in all mediums.
Dina Pugh is an independent curator and writer who has organized exhibitions of contemporary artists in San Francisco, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York. For the past five years she has been the Director/Curator of Triple Base, an emerging artist project space in San Francisco. From 2009-2010, Pugh co-curated "Art in Storefronts", a citywide initiative initiated by Mayor Gavin Newsom that placed over 30 art installations in vacant storefronts all over San Francisco. She was the Director of the Jack Hanley Gallery (San Francisco), Special Events Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and worked at Deitch Projects in New York City.
Pugh's writings and research have appeared in publications including Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage, a catalog for the 2006 commissioned project by LA-based artist Jeffrey Vallance, Curating Now (2005), and an upcoming book on Public Art by Phaidon Press. In 2000 she received her BA from Stanford University and in 2006 she received her Masters in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. Pugh has done extensive research and writing on the history of Bay Area art and alternative art spaces.
Shlomi Rabi has been involved in the arts for over a decade. He is a past recipient of a Summer Honorarium from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and has worked at Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, and Susanin’s Auctions, Chicago, where he headed the Fine Arts Department for six years. Additionally, he is a member of the International Society of Appraisers, and USPAP certified. Currently he works as a Photographs Specialist at Phillips de Pury & Company, which he joined in 2009. In his role as Specialist, he advises clients from the public and private sectors alike on collecting photographs across the classic and contemporary spectrums; closely follows market trends; and is eager to introduce strong emerging artists to the secondary market.
Previously, Rabi contributed for two years to the NBC5 Chicago website, covering current cultural events, happenings and festivals, for which he, along with his teammates, was awarded a 2008 Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Alternate Media. Most recently, his writing has appeared in Mike Weiss Gallery’s catalogue on Yigal Ozeri’s new body of work. Rabi holds a B.A. in Art History, Psychology and African Diaspora Studies cum laude from Tulane University, and an M.A. in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, where he wrote his thesis on Contemporary Israeli Photography.
Vadis Turner has exhibited all over the US and abroad including the National Gallery in Prague and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Working with traditional craft materials and techniques, Vadis Turner has developed a visual language that traces the classification of heirlooms in a contemporary cultural context. She is currently developing a series of heirlooms that visualizes the values of her generation. This body of work will ultimately comprise her Dowry.
Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, Artnet, The Tennessean, Readymade Magazine, White Hot Magazine as well as other publications. Vadis Turner was born in Nashville Tennessee in 1977. She received her BFA and MFA from Boston University. Vadis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute.