The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) announces Allison Glenn as guest curator for its Open Call Exhibition 2018.
Glenn is a New Orleans-based curator and writer, who is currently the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.
Her writing has been featured in exhibition publications for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prospect New Orleans Triennial, The California African American Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and she has contributed to ART21 Magazine, Hyperallergic, Pelican Bomb, and Newcity. She has held positions at the University of Chicago, Theaster Gates Studio, Monique Meloche Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Hammer Museum.
Forthcoming exhibitions include Out of Easy Reach, a cross-institutional collaboration hosted by DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400 at UIC, and the Rebuild Foundation, opening April 26, 2018 (Chicago), which will travel to Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, opening August 24, 2018. From traditional approaches to the more challenging usage, Out of Easy Reach will investigate the contemporary and conceptual expansion of abstraction by female-identifying artists from the black and Latina diasporas.
Glenn sits on the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Association of Art Museum Curators and the Equity Committee for ACRE Artist Residency. She received dual Masters degrees in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-Major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit.