Gallery Talk: From the Heart: Folk Art on Paper
Through the generosity of donors, the MFA has established a fascinating collection of work by contemporary self-taught artists. Katherine Pill focuses on individual pieces, while also connecting them to broader currents in contemporary art.
The MFA’s first Curator of Contemporary Art, Ms. Pill has already organized a number of cutting-edge exhibitions, including Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. She curated Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, a major exhibition of more than 90 works, and wrote an essay for the handsome catalogue.
She selected Carrie Schneider: Reading Women to complement that show and Christian Marclay: Telephones and Sound Holes. Mr. Marclay’s Telephones (1995) has since been added to the collection. Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950 was her first project at the MFA.
Ms. Pill holds her BA with a double-major in art history (with honors) and English literature from McGill University in Montreal. She then completed a three-year dual MA in art history, theory, and criticism and arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Gallery talks are free with MFA admission.
Image: George Lowe, American (b. 1957), The Road to the Zobanian Consulate, 2001, colored pencil with collage on paper, Gift of the artist in honor of Mabel Dixon and Museum Director Dr. John E. Schloder (2001–2010).