Monday, July 23, 2012

Artists Around the World: Concept/OK Curator Liza Statton’s Work

Experienced working with local, national and international artists working in all different styles and media, Liza Statton is a fitting curator to help us launch our new exhibition, Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma that will featured Oklahoma artists working in all different media. 

Statton will select artists for the Survey and Focus components of the exhibition, which opens December 16, 2012 at the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa's Hardesty Arts Center. Survey artists may exhibit up to three artworks in the large group show. The Focus artists will display a small body of work along with Kansas City-based artists and travel to show work in Kansas City as well.  Visual artists may submit artwork for consideration through August 1.

An independent curator based in Australia, Statton served most recently as the Gallery Director/Curator at Artspace located in New Haven, CT. Working with a wide variety of artists, Statton commissioned 10 new works during her tenure, including emerging and established artists from the area and nation. In the gallery, she curated numerous exhibitions, including a painting exhibition by Patrick Chamberlain, In the community, Statton organized outreach projects such as  to artist Cat Balco working with public school students in the area to transform the exterior of a building.

Before Artspace, Statton was awarded the first Eugene V. Thaw Curatorial Fellowship at SITE Santa Fe. Statton also served as curatorial assistant at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA. There she assisted curators with organizing solo commissions and group exhibitions of emerging international artists. She organized a solo exhibition and managed the site-specific installation by Kamarooz Aram. 

Statton received her MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art in partnership with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. She grew up in Dallas, TX and is spending about half her time there now as she transitions to life in Australia. Her website is

Last chance to enter this new exhibition ends August 1! Entries accepted only through the online form found at Visual artists may submit up to three artworks. Artists may submit all forms of work for the gallery setting including, but not limited to, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, film, site-specific installations, new media, drawing and printmaking.

No comments: