Gallery Talk with Katherine Pill On Vanessa Diaz Installation
gallery talk with katherine pill
This is yet one more example of Katherine Pill’s imaginative exhibitions and programs. She is the first Curator of Contemporary Art in the Museum’s history and has taken risks to bring new work to our audience and community. She invited Vanessa Diaz to create this site-specific installation for the period rooms and galleries of decorative arts. It brings a contemporary spark to some of the MFA’s most traditional spaces.
Most recently, Ms. Pill 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 the current Christian Marclay: Telephones and Sound Holes. She is also organizing Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. 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.