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A.B. Miner

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ARTISTS’ GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, AND AWARDS 2009 Artist’s Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2005 Artist’s Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2003 Young Artist’s Program Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities CURATORIAL WORK 2009 Research and Curatorial input: “Josef Albers Innovation and Inspiration”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Research, Curatorial and Administrative Support: “Fred Sandback”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Curator: “Small Wonders”, MFA gallery, Annapolis, MD “Domesticated: Men and the Domestic Interior”, Transformer, Washington, DC Reviewer: FotoWeek DC 2009 portfolio review at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Research, Curatorial and Administrative Support: “Yves Klein”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “Louise Bourgeois”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC 2008 Research, Curatorial and Administrative Support: “Public Spirit: Terence Gower”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “Ways of Seeing: The Panza Collection” (in tandem with major acquisition), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “Louise Bourgeois", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “The Cinema Effect: Illusion , Reality, and the Moving Image, Part I: Dreams”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Curator/project team leader: Dan Graham’s For Gordon Bunshaft (site specific commission resulting in acquisition), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Administrative Support: “The Cinema Effect: Illusion , Reality, and the Moving Image, Part II: Realisms” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington,DC 2007 Research, Curatorial and Administrative Support for an installation of Ellsworth Kelly’s work resulting in acquisitions and an exchange, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC project team leader: Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree (public project resulting in gift), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC administrative support (presentations): “Wolfgang Tillmans”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC 2006 Research, Curatorial and Administrative Support: “The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC 2005 Research and Administrative Support: Meet the Artist: Jonas Mekas, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “Directions: Jim Lambie”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC “Hiroshi Sugimoto”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Curator: “Memories: National League of American Pen Women - Member Selections”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “New Perspectives on Nature: Maki Teshima” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Irving Gumb: the Portrait and Figure Explored” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Phases: Photographs by Cathy Summers” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA 2004 Curator: “Ira Tattelman-Ruminations: Photography Rethought, Regrouped, and Imagined”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “ A Sense of Community; Faces and Places Through the Eyes of University of Maryland Students, Alumni, and Professors” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Jean Sheckler Beebe-Constant Possibility”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Lichened Charms: Photographs by Ireland by Min Enghauser” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Amelia Shachoy- Landscapes”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Dancing With Color: Photographs by Sigrid Vollerthun” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Art for Pleasure: Thomas Wright and Bob Fones” Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA 2003 Curator: “Lama Dajani: From the Other Side”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA “Bertrand Mao-Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy: Tradition and Innovation”, Gallery West at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA 2002 Assistant Curator: “For All These Rights: Works by Ben Shahn, 1936-1970” The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC Curator: “Tzurah V’ Mivneh/Pattern and Structure: Paintings and Wall Hangings by Liz Whitney Quisgard”, The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC 2000 Assistant Curator: “Gabriel Diaz-Buenos Aries Street Kids: Photographs”, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY “Larry Racioppo:Photographs”, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY 1999 Assistant Curator: “The Lyrical Lens of Mariana Yampolsky”, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY “Three American Printmakers”, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY “Luis Quintanilla: Drawings of the Spanish Civil War”, Godwin Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY “Hector Garcia: Photographs”, Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY “Alfredo Zalce: Prints”, Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES 2010 Salon Contra – artist talk, The Pink Line Project, Washington, DC In Conversation: Al Miner, Curator and Anne Lass, Photographer, Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC Salon Contra – in conversation with Gesche Würfel, The Pink Line Project, Washington, DC Essayist: “Gesche Würfel: Go for Gold!”, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC 2009 MFA student critiques, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore, MD FotoWeek DC portfolio reviewer, The Corcoran Gallery of Art Compassion: a panel discussion on Art of the 21st century, School without Walls, Washington, DC Wall text / essayist: “Trevor Young: Non-places”, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC Gallery Talk: Terence Gower’s Public Spirit Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (3/20/09) Exhibition proposal review panelist for VSA Arts annual exhibition at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Guest lecturer: Curating Group Exhibitions Corcoran College of Art and Design, department of photography (2/3/09) Panel moderator: contemporary German photography and body image (with German artist Ivonne Thein and Margaret Adams, Professor of Photography, Corcoran School of Art) Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC (1/8/09) 2008 In Conversation: Al Miner, Curator and Wolfram Hahn, Photographer, Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC (11/19/08) Podcast interview with artist Robert Barry, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Gallery talk/VIP tour (Americans for the Arts trustees) The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image – Part II: Realisms, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (7/8/08) Gallery talk/VIP tour The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image – Part I: Dreams Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Friday Gallery talk: Dan Graham’s “For Gordon Bunshaft” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (5/30/08) Exhibition brochure essayist for “The Elusive Surrounding” C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD Hirshhorn Magazine contributing writer - “Questions for Dan Graham” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (summer 2008 edition) Podcast interview with artist Dan Graham Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Podcast interview with artist Michael Bell-Smith Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC 2007 Gallery talk/VIP tour Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (10/17/07) Friday Gallery Talk: the intimate body in the non-figurative work of Wolfgang Tillmans, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Final Tour/new voices lecture on The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (1.7.07) Catalog essayist MAP critic’s residency, Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD Panelist: MAP critic’s residency, Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD (5.5.07) 2006 Panelist: “Me, You and Those Other Folks” moderated by Lucy Hogg, Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC Panel Speaker: “Who Do You Love?-Figuration” District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, DC Author: “Artists Interview Artists” www.thinkingaboutart.blogs.com 2005 Lecturer: Artist’s Talk, Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA 2004 Author: “Introspection”, The One Word Project: www.thinkingaboutart.blogs.com/art/2004/12/Allison_b_miner/html 1999 Panel Speaker: “The Gallery Game”, Manhattanville College, CURATORIAL GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS 2010 Goethe Institut Travel Fellowship (month-long research trip to Berlin) Smithsonian Institution Research Opportunities Fund travel grant (Cologne, Dusseldorf) American Association of Museums (AAM) Diversity Fellowship 2008 Smithsonian Institution Research Opportunities Fund travel grant (Seattle, Sonoma, San Francisco) 2006 Writer in Residence, 21st Annual Critics Residency Program with Eleanor Heartney and Irving Sandler, Maryland Art Place EDUCATION 2006 George Washington University, Washington, DC, Post-Graduate Certificate, Museum Studies, May 2006 Major: Curatorial Studies G.P.A. 4.0 2000 Queens College, CUNY, Flushing NY Masters of Fine Arts, June 2000 Major: Painting/Mixed Media G.P.A. 3.8 1998 Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA B.A. (cum laude), May 1998 Major: Art, G.P.A. 3.6 Recipient of Dean’s Award scholarship, Student Senator