Thursday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Colusa Hall 100A
Guest Juror Talk
Juror: Jennifer Navva Milliken
Jennifer Navva Milliken is a curator and writer whose work is inspired by the objects with which we live and the hands, tools, and ideas that shape them. Both an embedded staff member in international art museums and an independent curator, with a solid academic background in fine arts and design, she brings a fresh yet comprehensive approach to a broad diversity of arts initiatives. Her exhibitions have been presented in museums, art fairs, galleries, and unconventional spaces, and her writings have appeared in exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and publications that investigate and critique the intersecting fields of art, craft, and design. With a uniquely global perspective, honed through a life split between two continents, she is driven by the extraordinary power of the arts to challenge preconceptions and bridge divides.
Milliken strives to connect people, media, and ideas in new and surprising ways. She has worked at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and most recently, she served as Curator of Craft at Seattle’s noted Bellevue Arts Museum. Milliken, who studied at Western Washington University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lives in New York and Tel Aviv.