The Curatorial Fellow will be curating an exhibition while working with this year’s Curatorial Mentor, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Vizcarrondo-Laboy is an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York and will be mentoring Gerald as she curates this exhibition. Gerald will be receiving a stipend of $500 from Artaxis and the Color Network, and have the option to publish an article about the exhibition in Studio Potter. Studio Potter is providing an additional $100 stipend, and a free one-year subscription to Studio Potter Journal for this work. The virtual exhibition will be hosted on the Artaxis website in late Spring of 2021.
Meet the 2020-21 Artaxis + Color Network Curatorial Fellow:
Gerald A. BrownGerald A. Brown is a Chicago Southside native, currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from Syracuse University, double emphasis in Sculpture and Ceramics. She has researched in Paris as well as furthered her studies at Penland and Haystack Mountain School of Craft. In Philly, Gerald is a current member of the art collective Vox Populi, curating shows and special programming. In addition, she is the Social Media Curator for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, one of the Board of Directors at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and co-founder of the Clay Siblings’ Project, a non-profit initiative providing free ceramic workshops around the country. Find Gerald’s website at www.geraldbrownart.com/, and Instagram at @geraldbrownart
Meet our Curatorial Fellowship Mentor:
Angelik Vizcarrondo-LaboyAngelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy (She/Her) is a New York and Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft. Championing artists of color is central to her practice. Her current research focuses on how humor, leisure, and cuteness in art can serve as tools of protest, resistance, and healing. Vizcarrondo-Laboy oversees the Museum of Art and Design’s Burke Prize, a prestigious contemporary craft award, and curates its accompanying exhibition. She holds an MA from the Bard Graduate Center, NY, in Decorative Arts, Design History & Material Culture and was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Learn more about Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy at www.angelikvizcarrondo.com/
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