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Karen Moss is an art historian, curator, educator and writer based in Los Angeles, where she is Professor of Critical Studies and Director of the MA Curatorial Program at USC Roski School of Art and Design. In addition to serving as the consulting curator for Talking to Action, she also co-curated State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 an exhibition for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time /Los Angeles that opened at Orange County Museum of Art and Berkeley Art Museum, that was toured by ICI to the Belkin Gallery at University of British Columbia, SITE Santa Fe and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Moss has held senior curatorial and education positions at Orange County Museum of Art; San Francisco Art Institute; Santa Monica Museum of Art and Walker Art Center. Earlier in her career she worked at MoCA, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Moss received her BA in art history and studio art from UC Santa Cruz, attended the MA program in history of art at UC Berkeley, then received her MA and PhD degrees in art history from USC. She lectures frequently and has authored numerous essays for exhibition publications, and articles for art magazines and scholarly journals.
Karen Moss will discuss “Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas” part of PST: LA/LA.read more »
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 at the Smart Museum of Art from October 3, 2013 through January 12, 2014read more »
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 opens on June 23, 2013, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the only East Coast venue to present the exhibition that explores the emergence of conceptual art in California in the 1960s and 70s.read more »