Lorelei Stewart is the Visiting Director of Gallery 400 in Chicago.Since September 2000, Stewart has curated the exhibitions Inside the City, Revolutions Per Minute and Loop and coordinated one-person and travelling shows. She organizes the UIC MFA Thesis exhibitions each spring and has organized two end of the year MFA exhibitions, ILL. and Formfit. In December 2001 she organized a panel discussion at The Stray Show, a Chicago Art Fair of informal art spaces. At Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, she curated A World All Too Familiar, in which Carlos Amorales and Christine Hill created new projects focused on self-presentation and shared authorship. Stewart also co-curated the exhibition Positioning at Bard College. As a research intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, she worked on the exhibition Flight Patterns: Picturing the Pacific Rim (2000) with Associate Curator Connie Butler. Also in 2000 Stewart assisted in developing inSITE2000 San Diego/Tijuana while working as a curatorial intern.
From 1994-98 Stewart was Program Director at the New Langton Arts, San Francisco. In addition to curating All of Me (1998), Incidents and Notations (1997), Real World (1997) and Glow (1996), she developed a 1997 program schedule that was said to have "captured art world undercurrents better than the Whitney Biennial." At New Langton Arts Stewart also supervised numerous new work commissions by emerging and established artists and wrote the catalog essay for New Langton Arts 1991 1997. In San Francisco she co-curated the exhibitions Better (1997, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery) and Blue Lagoon (1995, Four Walls Gallery). In the early nineties Stewart worked as studio assistant to photographers Sally Mann and Jim Goldberg. Stewart holds a BA in Economics from Smith College, Massachusetts and a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C. and will receive her MA in Curatorial Studies this year.
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