Art gallery finds new curator
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 08, 2021 - People in Business

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The Kelowna Art Gallery has hired a new curator.

Christine May comes to the Okanagan after working in exhibitions management in Saskatoon and Toronto, where she curated items for both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.

The Saskatchewan native has a master’s of arts degree from Montreal’s Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in art history and museum studies from Arizona State University.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to Christine,” Kelowna Art Gallery executive director Nataley Nagy said in a press release. “She brings a background in art history and museum studies as you might expect, along with recent experience, including a key role at the Gardiner Museum.

“Perhaps most importantly, I know she is enthused about diving in and getting acquainted with the Okanagan’s vibrant art community.”

May’s curatorial interests focus on socially engaged art, interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art and community art. She is passionate about showcasing Canadian talent, championing emerging artists and bringing greater equity to all of her programming.

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