PNCA Announces Arnold Kemp as New Chair of MFA in Visual Studies

June 28, 2009

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces the appointment of Arnold J. Kemp as Chair of the Master’s of Fine Arts in Visual Studies program.

Currently a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, writer, and educator, the core of Kemp’s professional career lies with his 10-year post as Associate Visual Arts Curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. At Yerba Buena, he curated solo exhibitions for prominent artists including Laylah Ali, Ellen Gallagher and Fred Wilson, as well as the renowned Bay Area Now series.

In addition to his curatorial and administrative experience, Kemp is an established artist with an MFA from Stanford University. His mixed-media works have been shown internationally and have been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, ARTweek and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work is housed in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem, among others.

Kemp will join PNCA faculty in early July.

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