Your Art Here is pleased to introduce our new Curatorial Committee!
Curatorial Director, Natalie Hegert, is an art critic and scholar whose research focuses on art produced for the public realm—from commissioned artist billboards and public sculptures, installations and parks, to non-commissioned street art and graffiti. Her curatorial experience includes organizing and curating the exhibition Objects of Devotion and Desire: from Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, as well as curating exhibitions and organizing events at Art+Space gallery, an alternative space in San Francisco. This year Natalie will finish her thesis on ’80’s NYC graffiti art for her MA in Art History from Hunter College in New York City. She is also the editor at-large for the contemporary arts website ArtSlant.com.
Assistant Curatorial Director, Christine Jang, is a graduate student in Art Education at Indiana University (IU) with a focus in community development. Her previous degree was a BFA in Painting and Art History also from IU. Her research is mainly in local citizen-based community revitalization, cultural economics and public art initiatives. She is well versed in contemporary art and has a solid understanding of the history behind public arts since the 1960’s. Christine has lived in Bloomington for the past seven years.
Both based in Bloomington, Natalie and Christine are already planning new Your Art Here projects. So stay tuned for more from these two.