Art Professional Spotlight

Utah Art Professional Spotlights published in 15 Bytes, Utah’s art magazine, including profiles of gallery and art center directors, curators and more.

Art Professional Spotlight | Visual Arts

Reflections of an Art World: A Conversation with Nancy Rivera

Born in Mexico City, Nancy Rivera is a Salt Lake City-based artist, curator, and arts administrator. An interdisciplinary artist, she utilizes photography, video, sculpture, and installation to explore themes of dual cultural identity and its effects, such as code-switching, cultural assimilation, and displacement. Her work has been selected […]

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Kramer vs. Controversy: A Profile of Writ & Vision Gallerist Brad Kramer

In 2016, gallerist Brad Kramer decided to display a painting by J. Kirk Richards depicting the biblical Eve as African. The ensuing controversy came from an unexpected source. Not from the prudish, objecting to the depiction of her naked breasts (Kramer’s gallery is in Provo and his audience […]

Art Professional Spotlight | Visual Arts

Seasoned by Whitney Tassie: The UMFA’s new curator of modern and contemporary art brings the international conversation home

  At the artist conversation for the recently-opened salt 7 show at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, Whitney Tassie seems relaxed and at home. Tassie is the new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the UMFA, and the exhibition she’s designed for her inaugural offering to Utah is […]