& Designer Karen Erickson
The 2020 program currently includes artists Diana Al-Hadid, Firelei Báez, Jace Clayton, Alfredo Jaar, Steffani Jemison, Malia Jensen, Guadalupe Maravilla, Woody De Othello, and Jess Perlitz. Converge 45 is excited to be partnering with the Portland Art Museum, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Contemporary Art at Portland State University, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center among others.
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ATTENDED: Lisa Dent, MaryAnn Deffenbaugh, Elizabeth Leach, Susan Numeroff, Mark Palmen, Judi Harvest, Diana Al- Hadid, Ethan Sklar, Judith Bookbinder, Monique Erickson, Nora Kobrenick, Monique Erickson, Monique Erickson, Olive Numeroff, Casey Kelbaugh, Adam Laukhauf, George Wayne, Christine Donellan, Elizabeth Axel, Tomas Auksas, Julia Hillman, Jenny van Leuven, Karen Erickson, Jeffrey Fulvimari, Karen Erickson, Mandie Erickson, and more..
ABOUT CONVERGE 45
Converge 45 is a citywide contemporary art platform based in Portland, Oregon. A nationally renowned curator is invited into conversation with local visual art institutions and independent collectives to develop a three-year program of presentations, exhibitions, and installations by regional and international artists. Converge 45 is committed to the promotion of the visual arts to local, national, and international audiences through public presentations and commissions of new work in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
ABOUT LISA DENT, CURATOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 2019-21
Lisa Dent was a Helena Rubenstein Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and has held curatorial positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was director of the Friedrich Petzel Gallery and from 2004-08 owned Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco where she presented the work of emerging and mid-career international artists. Dent received her BFA from Howard University, an MFA from New York University and completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in curatorial studies. She has served on several juries and committees and is currently a board member of Triple Canopy.