Our program of talks and presentations is free and open to the public on a first come-first served basis.
Friday, Oct. 26 at 3pm – Collecting Prints
Janice Oresman, Art Collector, in conversation with Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3pm – Prints & Politics
Saya Woolfalk, Artist, in conversation with Dexter Wimberly, Independent Curator
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5pm – Artist Award
One emerging artist selected by a jury of renowned curators, educators, artists, and writers, will be awarded a cash prize.
Janice Oresman is an enthusiastic print collector with interests that range from Audubon to contemporary. As an accomplished art advisor, she is the visionary behind the art collections of a number of major corporations. She is also an independent curator of museum and gallery exhibitions, and a frequent lecturer and writer on the subject of contemporary art.
Fusing her passion for art and dedication to the field, she has devoted herself to a host of organizations. She is a founding member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). Oresman is a member of the Associates of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, a member of the Visiting Committee of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, former Chairman and Trustee Emerita of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and former Chairman and current executive committee member of the International Print Center New York (IPCNY).
Ms. Oresman is a Trustee Emerita of Smith College, where her interest in art history began, and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Smith College Museum of Art. The college has recognized her with the John M. Greene Award for her dedicated service and the establishment of The Oresman Gallery in her name.
Jennifer Farrell is Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Met, she curated the exhibition World War I and the Visual Arts (for which she also produced the fall issue of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin), co-curated Workshop and Legacy: Stanley William Hayter, Krishna Reddy, and Zarina Hashmi and Picturing Math: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints and collaborated on other exhibitions such as Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, in addition to curating other focused displays and rotations and contributing to larger museum projects and exhibitions. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She has taught at several institutions (including Yale University, The American University of Paris, and The School of Visual Arts), lectured extensively, and authored numerous reviews, essays, and books, including serving as the lead author and editor for The History and Legacy of Samuel M. Kootz and the Kootz Gallery (2017), Lucian Freud: Etchings (2015), Suzanne McClelland STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time (2013), and Get There and Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (2012), which received a National Endowment for the Arts award and The Frick Collection’s 2013 Book Prize for a Distinguished Publication in the History of Collecting in America.
Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. With the multi year projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of these women’s lives, and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity.
She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Asian Art Museum, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba Buena Center; The Newark Museum; Third Streaming; MCA San Diego; MoCA Taipei; and Performa 09; has been written about in the New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, Artforum, Artforum.com, ARTNews, The New York Times, Huffington Post and on Art21’s blog; and has also worked with Facebook and WeTransfer. She recently completed a new video installation commission for the Seattle Art Museum, and is a recipient of a NYFA grant in Digital/Electronic Arts. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC, and teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons: The New School for Design.
Dexter Wimberly is an entrepreneur and independent curator who has organized exhibitions and developed programs with galleries and institutions throughout the world including The Third Line (Dubai); Koki Arts (Tokyo); Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC; and the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC). His exhibitions have been reviewed and featured in publications including The New York Times, Artforum, and Hyperallergic; and have received support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Wimberly served on the board of the New York-based arts nonprofit, The Laundromat Project for 4 years and actively supports other arts organizations. Prior to developing his curatorial practice, Wimberly was the founder and CEO of the pioneering marketing and public relations agency, August Bishop. Wimberly has also served as Director of Communications for The Museum for African Art, NY; Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International, NY; and Executive Director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ.