Guest Curator: Alexandra Schwartz

Alexandra Schwartz
Curator of Contemporary Art
The Montclair Art Museum
www.montclairartmuseum.org/

Alexandra Schwartz is the first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum. There she established the New Directions exhibition series of emerging and mid-career artists, launching in Fall 2011 with Marina Zurkow: Friends, Enemies and Others, and continuing with Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics (2012) and Jean Shin: Host (2013). Other exhibitions for Montclair include New Media/New Forms (Spring 2012), Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s (Fall 2014, with a major catalogue from the University of California Press), and New Century Modern: Contemporary Artists Examine Design (2016). From 2004 to 2010 she was on the curatorial staff of The Museum of Modern Art, serving as the coordinator of the Modern Women’s Project, a curatorial initiative to increase scholarship on women artists. In this role she was the co-editor of the book Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art (2010) and curator of the exhibitions Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940 to Now at MoMA in 2010 and Modern Women: Single Channel at MoMA PS1 in 2011. She is the author of Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles (MIT Press, 2010) and the editor of a collection of Ruscha’s writings, Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages (MIT Press, 2002). A contributor to various journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogs, she has taught at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and Montclair State University, and in the Education Departments at MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Alex Thebez
Untitled (Dad and Jesse)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, snewman, and tkohler. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Bernie DeChant
Parting
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, kfeirtag, and kjfp. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Bethany Robertson
macrocosm
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, mfancy, and vcoliver. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing, Installation, and Print Making.
China Marks
Knee Deep in a Sea of Tears
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bshertz, and local project. borough: Queens. Art Medium: Drawing and Mixed Media.
Christopher Rodriguez
Tarp and Gust of Wind, Orange Beach, AL
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aewarder, aschwartz, azekria, and kjfp. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
David Antonio Cruz
iwishmyrainydayscamewithasideofmango.
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, pgoodwin, and vcoliver. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
Duron Jackson
Bones Crusade
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz and lross. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Sculpture.
Ellie Irons
Invasive Pigments Sampler
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bshertz, dsimon, ljohnstone, rthomas, and snewman. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Mixed Media.
Fay Ku
Hair Dress
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bshertz, dmarrow, fneal, ljohnstone, and snewman. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing, Mixed Media, and Painting.
Marisa Tesauro
Temporal and Spatial Doubts Amenable to Recombination
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz and bshertz. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Installation and Sculpture.
Maya Suess
Becoming Series: Tami
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, llcollins, and pgoodwin. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing.
monika bravo
Landscape of Belief
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bdanderson, and dmarrow. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Installation.
Rico Washington & Shino Yanagawa
Gail & Brian Paupaw
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: ahunt, aschwartz, and bdanderson. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Rob Campbell
Paddock
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aewarder, aschwartz, dharper, ljohnstone, lross, sdobbin, and tkohler. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
Roger Generazzo
Altered Hills Along the Hudson River, Manhattan, NY
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Ronny Quevedo
Siembro Una Rosa Blanca Pa'ti
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bdanderson, cvassallo, lomensah, and nsantos. borough: Bronx. Art Medium: Print Making.
Sarah Cameron Sunde
36.5 / phases of the moon
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, dmarrow, hiwasaki, ljohnstone, sdobbin, and snewman. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Film/Video, Installation, and Other.
Suyeon Na
Comradeship
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aewarder, aschwartz, and bdanderson. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Installation and Sculpture.
Yichen Zhou
Untitled
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, dmarrow, ljohnstone, llcollins, lmichael, and pazt. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Zach Seeger
Formatting Valentine (I brought you flowers)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz and lross. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Digital, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.