Curatorial Advisory Council
As the vital link between CUE's Board of Directors and the Advisory Council, Gregory Amenoff serves as the Curator Governor of the Council and is the sole permanent member. A painter who lives between New York City and New Mexico, he is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Tiffany Foundation, and The Artist Foundation of Massachusetts. Mr. Amenoff has had one person exhibitions in scores of museums, public spaces and galleries throughout the United States and Europe and his work is in the permanent collections of more than twenty eminent museums around the country. Mr. Amenoff has been a Professor of Art at Columbia since 1994, and was recently appointed as the inaugural Eve and Herman Gelman Professor of the Visual Arts in the School of the Arts. As an artist, Mr. Amenoff is represented by Salander O'Reilly Galleries in New York, Nielsen Gallery in Boston, The Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe and Vidal St. Phalle Galerie in Paris.
Lynn Crawford is a fiction writer and art critic living outside of Detroit. She is a founding board member of MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit). Her most recent books include Fortification Resort (a series of sestinas responding to visual art) and Simply Separate People, Two, a novel.
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, OK. Raised in Paris, Texas, Hancock earned his BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Hancock’s prints, drawings, and collaged felt paintings work together to tell the story of the Mounds—a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of the artist’s unfolding narrative. Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, becoming one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. His work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Hancock’s work is also in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and il Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Trento, Italy. The recipient of numerous awards, Trenton Doyle Hancock lives and works in Houston where he was a 2002 Core Artist in Residence at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Sharon Lockhart is a Los Angeles based artist working in photography and film. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunstverein Hamburg, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Musem in St. Louis, and the Vienna Secession. In the fall of 2011, her installation Lunch Break will be on view at MUMOK in Vienna and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Espai d’art Contemporani in Castelló, Spain in the winter of 2012. The exhibition of her new work Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol opened at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem in December 2011, followed by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May 2012.
Andrea Zittel was born in 1965 in Escondido, California. She received a BFA in painting and sculpture (1988) from San Diego State University, and an MFA (1990) in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Zittel examines the everyday through experiments in social and domestic relationships. Using herself as a “guinea pig,” her projects have included wearing the same outfit for months, living without measured time, and constantly remodeling her home to meet changing demands. Zittel remarks that one of the most important goals of her work is to “illuminate how we attribute significance to chosen structures or ways of life, and how arbitrary any choice of structure can be.”
In the early 1990s Zittel first established her practice in New York. One of her most visible projects there was "A-Z East", a small row house in Brooklyn which she turned into a showroom testing grounds for her prototypes for living. In 2008 Zittel moved back to the West Coast, and she now divides her time between A-Z East and A-Z West in Joshua Tree, California.
Zittel is a co-organizer of the High Desert Test Sites, the A-Z smockshop, and The Group Formerly Known as Smockshop. She is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery in NYC, Regen Projects in Los Angeles, Sadie Coles HQ in London, Massimo DeCarlo in Milan and Spruth-Magers in Munich. Her work has also been included in the Venice Bienalle, Doccumenta X, Skulture project in Munster, and both the 1995 and the 2004 Whitney Biennials.
Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The Economist, and The Guardian. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010.
Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist. Considering the relationship between history, cultural production and language, his work often adopts the format of the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. He has performed and exhibited at many museums and venues, from MoMA to the Performa festival and the Havana Biennial. His project “The School of Panamerican Unrest”, was a nomadic think-tank that crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between, and is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record. In 2008 he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Hehas also received the Creative Capital, Franklin Furnace and Art Matters Grants. He is Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
He is the author of The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005), a social etiquette manual for the art world; the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2008), Theatrum Anatomicum ( and other performance lectures) (2009), the play The Juvenal Players (2009) Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011) and currently launching Art Scenes: The Social Scripts of the Art World (2012).
Vicky A. Clark
Roy De Carava
Bruce W. Ferguson