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Gregory Amenoff
Gregory Amenoff is a painter who lives in New York City. He is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has had over fifty one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. His work is in the collections of more than thirty museums, including the Whitney Museum, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Amenoff served as President of the National Academy from 2001-2005. He has taught at Columbia for twenty years and was the Chair of the Visual Arts Division from 2007-2013.

Brett Littman
Brett Littman is the executive director of The Drawing Center in SoHo, New York since 2007.He formerly was the deputy director of MoMA PS1 from 2003 to 2007, where he managed fifive departments and oversaw the Warm Up summer DJ festival and (now radio. As a curator, Littman has organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions such as Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?, which was awarded the Best Show in Non-Profit Galleryʼ award by AICA USA in 2010.

Eric Shiner
Eric Shiner is the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world, located in Pittsburgh, PA. At The Warhol Museum, Shiner organized Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, an exhibition that showcased the artwork of 14 established contemporary artists invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. In addition, Shiner led The Warhol team in creating Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal, the largest traveling exhibition of Warhol artwork in Asia.

Nicolas Touron
Nicolas Touron was born in France. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam where he achieved a BFA in Fine Art (audiovisual/sculpture) in 2000. In 2001, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to pursue an MFA at the School of Visual Art, New York, where, after graduating with a MFA, he started teaching drawing, ceramic and sculpture. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in the US, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Turkey and Italy.

Kara Vander Weg
Kara Vander Weg is a Director at Gagosian Gallery New York.Her primary focus is the management of established artists and their estates, including The Richard Avedon Foundation, the Estate of John Chamberlain, the Estate of Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Neil Jenney, and Mark Tansey. She was a Director at the James Cohan Gallery in New York, and she worked in the curatorial department of the Solmon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has written on art for publications such as Art on Paper. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College.

Ryohei Miyata
Metal artist. President of Tokyo University of the Arts since December 2005. Ryohei Miyata received a M.F.A. in Craft (Metal-Smithing) from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1972. By creating artworks such as the “Springen” series using dolphins as a motif, Miyata participated in many exhibitions in Japan and overseas including his Ryohei Miyata solo exhibitions. Miyata received numerous awards including Prime Minister Awards at Nitten and the Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition as well as the Award of the Japan Art Academy in 2011.

Akira Tatehata
President, Tama Art University / Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. After graduating from Waseda University School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1972, he worked as Professor of Tama Art University and Director of The National Museum of Art, Osaka before taking his current position. Tatehata specializes in modern and contemporary art and served as the Japanese Pavilion Commissioner at La Biennale di Venezia in 1990 and 1993; and Artistic Director for Yokohama Triennale 2001 and Aichi Triennale 2010, among others. He was involved with planning of many modern and contemporary art exhibitions in Asia. Also as a poet, Tatehata has received the Rekitei New Poet Prize (1991), Takami Jun Prize (2005), and Hagiwara Sakutaro Prize (2013).

Hiroshi Senju
Artist. Hiroshi Senju’s representative work “Waterfall” received Honorable Mention at the International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in 1995. From 2007 to March 2013, he served as President of Kyoto University of Art and Design and currently works as a professor. Today Senju also serves as Director of Koyodo Museum of Art affiliated with the Kyoto University of Art and Design; President of the joint education system Geijutsu Gakusha (Institute of Art) between Kyoto University of Art and Design and Tohoku University of Art and Design, and Principal of Hiroshi Senju The Super Art School established in the same institute; masters committee member of École of Van Cleef & Arpels; and advisor for Public Interest Incorporated Foundation The Tokugawa Museum.

Yuji Akimoto
Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. He graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. While being involved with planning and management of Benesse Art Site Naoshima from 1991 to 2006, he worked for, Chichu Art Museum and Art House Project in Naoshima, among others, where he directed numerous site-specific works. Since 2007, Akimoto has been in his current position. He also served as Supervisor of Kanazawa Art Platform 2008 and the first (2010) and the second (2013) International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa. Through the Art Crafting Towards the Future exhibition in 2012, he curated kogei (or Japanese traditional crafts) from the viewpoint of modern art. In 2013, he curated Koji Kakinuma - Exploring Calligraphy and has expanded his interests to calligraphy. Akimoto is Visiting Professor of Tokyo University of the Art and Akita University of Art.

Hiroshi Minamishima
Professor of Field of Art Produce and Museum Studies, Department of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design at Joshibi University of Art and Design. He graduated from the School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, received a scholarship from the Fondation Cartier pour d'art contemporain, and studied in Paris. He has served in positions such as Director of the Japanese Council of Art Museums, Director of International Association of Art Critics, and Director of Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto. Minamishima was the Japan Pavilion Commissioner for the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, and one of the co-curators of the International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2008 in Prague. In 2009, he received the third Western Art Foundation Academic Prize. His publications include Buta to Fukuin (Pigs and the Gospel) (Shichiken Publishing).

Jean-Michel Alberola
Born in 1953 in Saïda (Algeria), Jean-Michel Alberola is a French artist who lives and works in Paris.
Since 1982, he is represented by the Daniel Templon Gallery in Paris. He is also a Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris since 1991.Being a painter, sculptor, film-maker, and creator of books and objects, Jean-Michel Alberola aims at combining painting, writing, and speech. His work is exhibited in various galleries and museums both in France and abroad. In 2016, an exhibition will be exclusively dedicated to him at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Cecile Debray Amar
Cécile Debray is a “conservateur du patrimoine” who oversees the collections of modern art at the Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou since 2008. She has curated numerous exhibitions: Peter Saul (1999), Gilles Aillaud (2001), The Golden Mean, 1912-1920 and 1925 (2000), New Realism (Grand Palais, 2007), Elles@Centrepompidou (2010), and Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso…The Steins’ Adventure (Grand Palais, 2011). She has published various essays and books on historical avant-garde movements, including Fauvism (Ed. Citadelles, 2014). Since 1998, she’s taught art history at the École du Louvre. Recently, Cécile Debray conceptualized an exhibition entitled Marcel Duchamp. La peinture, même (Centre Pompidou, 2014). Her next project is a retrospective on Balthus (Rome, Scudiere dell Quirinal, 2015/ Vienne, Kunstforum, 2016).

Chu Teh-I
Chu is a painter who lives in Taipei, Taiwan. He is the founder and director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts as well as the professor of the Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. He graduated from L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts De Paris, and L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Arts-Decoratifs De Paris in France. Chu is the advisor for visual arts section of the Ministry of Culture and the National Culture and Arts Foundation. He has been involved with many public arts projects and the establishment of the Art Bank in Taiwan. He is also the committee member of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Leiko Ikemura
Leiko Ikemura is a painter and sculptor who lives in Cologne, Germany. She has been a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts since 1991. Ikemura was born in Tsu, Japan. She moved to Spain in 1972, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary of Sevilla. She is the recipient of the August Macke Prize in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions of her works have been held at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany in 2013. Her work is in the collections of museums in various countries, including Pompidou Centre, Museum of Fine Arts Basel, and the Museum of Fine Arts Bern.
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gallery exhibitions

Celebrate! SONOMA
August 31 - October 2, 2017
Sonoma Arts Guild Gallery
Sonoma, CA
     Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray / Seager Gray Gallery

WADEM Congress Art Show
April 25 - 28, 2017
Toronto, Ontario

ArtExpo NY
ADC Gallery  Cinncinati, OH
Steidel Fine Art  Wembley, TX
April 21 - 24, 2016
Pier 94, NYC

Spectrum / Miami
ADC Gallery  Cinncinati, OH
November 30 - December 4, 2016
Miami, FL
5th National Juried Art Exhibit
August 2016
East End Gallery, Riverhead, NY
     Peter Marcelle / Director, Gerald Peters Gallery,Peter Marcelle Project
     Joyce Beckenstein / Art historian, contributing editor Sculpture magazine

55th Annual Watercolor USA 2016
June 2016
Weisel and Kelly Galleries
Springfield Art Museum Springfield MO
     Judge: Lynne Warren / Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Trending: Contemporary Art Now
January 2016
Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA.
Sponsored by the National Women's Caucus for the Arts, Boston, MA
     Judge: Elizabeth Garvey / Garvey Simon Art Access

Art Olympia 2015 
June 2015
Toshima Ecomusee Town, Tokyo, Japan
Finalist Award
(20th place of 4,186 artworks)
     Tokyo Jury: 
     Ryohei Miyata / President, Tokyo University of the Arts
     Akira Tatehata / President, Tama Art University
     Hiroshi Senju / Artist
     Yuji Akimoto / Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
     Hiroshi Minamishima / Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design

     New York Jury:
     Gregory Amenoff / Artist, Professor, Columbia University
     Brett Littman / Executive Director, The Drawing Center
     Eric Shiner / Director, The Andy Warhol Museum
     Nicolas Touron / Artist, Professor, School of Visual Arts 
     Kara Vander Weg / Director, Gagosian Gallery

     Paris Jury:  
     Jean-Michel Alberola / Artist, Professor, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts
     Cecile Debray Amar / Curator, Centre Pompidou, Professor of Ecole du Louvre
     Chu Teh-I / Artist, Director, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
     Leiko Ikemura / Artist, Professor, Universität der Künste


Studio Visit/Volume 37
Open Studios Press
Boston, MA
     Judge:: Diana Gaston, Director, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM 

Studio Visit/Volume 35
Open Studios Press
Boston, MA
     Judge:: Jessica Roscio, Curator, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA 

55th Annual Watercolor USA (Exhibition Catalog)
Springfield Museum of Art
Springfield, MO

Studio Visit/Volume 34
Open Studios Press
Boston, MA
     Judge: Michael Lash,  Independent Curator and former Director of Public Arts, City of Chicago

Trending: Contemporary Art Now (Exhibition Catalog)
National Womens Caucus for the Arts
Boston, MA

Artists to Look Out For – Volume 2
Starry Night Programs, Truth or Consequences, NM

Art Olympia 2015 in Tokyo (Exhibition Catalog)
Art Olympia Executive Committee
Living National Treasure Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Linguistic Justice: International Law and Language Policy (Cover art}
Dr. Jaqueline Mowbray, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sydney.
Oxford University Pres
on-going exhibitions with red umbrellas/sf
Red Umbrellas is a non-profit organization of Independent Artists who organize art exhibits in public spaces. Enhancing direct and frequent contact between artists and the public, Red Umbrellas art shows beautify San Francisco plazas and parks with the excellent work of emerging and established artists.

Meet Gayle Lorraine and view her work at Red Umbrellas exhibitions in San Francisco.

Red Umbrellas current show schedule.