In Profile: Claire Gilman
Since joining the Drawing Center in 2010, curator Claire Gilman has routinely examined and challenged the institution's already expansive definition of drawing. Having earned a PhD in art history from Columbia University, Gilman approaches the various roles that drawing has played throughout art history with a fascination for the intimate and fundamental act of mark-making. The New York native spoke with us recently to illuminate what this perennially overlooked medium still has to offer.
LILLY SLEZAK: What was your first priority when you arrived at the Drawing Center last July? What projects have you worked on so far?
CLAIRE GILMAN: My first priority was getting started on my exhibition "Drawn from Photography" which, scheduled to open six months after my arrival, did not have a lot of lead time. After the checklist was in good shape, I sat down with director Brett Littman and assistant curators Joanna Kleinberg and Rachel Liebowitz to begin conceptualizing future exhibition programming. We only had a few shows scheduled when I arrived in July and now we have a fairly full plate through 2013!
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