Join us for a panel discussion with a selection of artists currently on view in She Is Here. Curators Daricia Mia DeMarr and Kristen Cahill will moderate Cecelia Kane, Teresa Bramlette Reeves, and Ann Rowles through topics represented in the exhibition such as representations of femininity, motherhood, and creating during COVID.

This virtual talk will be streamed via Zoom.

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Bios

Kristen Cahill

Kristen V. Cahill is an independent art advisor and curator living in Atlanta. In 2019, she became the curator for The Lola, a women’s club, where she curates rotating exhibitions featuring female-identifying fine artists in the Southeast. As the principal of her design firm, she’s consulted on creative and strategy projects for corporate clients and curated art collections and designed interiors for residential clients throughout the US. Prior to creating her own firm, she worked with Peace Design and Tim Hobby Design on national, high-end residential projects. She also spent ten years in the fashion industry working with Calvin Klein, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, KCD and up-and-coming designers. In 2012, she curated and produced the single U.S. showing of Lightscapes, an exhibition of fashion designer Dries Van Noten and photographer James Reeve’s collaboration. She also served on the board of Flux Projects from 2010-2015, where she spearheaded the 2015 Nick Cave original performance piece, Up Right Atlanta. Kristen is a Founding Partner board member of The Lola and a board member of the GA Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Daricia Mia DeMarr

Daricia Mia DeMarr is from Los Angeles, California. She launched her collegiate career at Clark Atlanta University but received a BA in Art History from Georgia State University and master’s degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. DeMarr served as assistant director at the NYU Kimmel Center Galleries, organizing and curating over 100 exhibitions in 6 years. She curated, ‘Respectfully Yours,’ at the Queens Museum, Bulova Center and was a member of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Art Program public art team. She founded Pi Arts Projects and is co-founder of Black Women in Visual Art. DeMarr is currently gallery manager at Peg Alston Fine Arts in NYC and serves as an independent curator, arts administrator and consultant.

Cecelia Kane

Cecelia Kane is a nationally exhibiting artist with twenty five + solo shows since earning her MFA from Georgia State University in 1997. She is a painter, fabric artist, performance, video and earth artist whose work delves inside the universe of self and being, aging, death and our connection to nature and community. She has been a curator, visiting artist, guest lecturer, performer, community artistic project director, teacher and graphic producer. She has held numerous residencies and been the recipient of several grants to produce artistic projects. Cecelia is a mother and grandmother who lives and creates in Peacham Vermont, a small rural hill town in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Teresa Bramlette Reeves

Teresa Bramlette Reeves was born in Athens, Georgia and received a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia, a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD from the University of Georgia. Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), she worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Artists Space. Bramlette Reeves was formerly the Assistant Director of The New York Kunsthalle, the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. She completed a Fulbright US Scholar residency in 2016/17, working with the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. She also part of the three-member curatorial collective, Selvage, that organizes exhibitions and events that explore the histories and narratives of a particular place via objects of material culture and contemporary art. Her work is represented in Atlanta by whitespace. She was formerly represented by Althea Viafora Gallery and Information Gallery in NYC, and ID Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to solo shows at these commercial venues, she has also presented solo projects at the Jersey City Museum, P.S. 1 Museum and White Columns as well as being included in numerous group shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, NYC, Cologne and Paris. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and Fellowship Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Cite International des Arts (Paris), Hambidge Center, and the P.S. 1 National Studio Program.

Ann Rowles

Ann Rowles is currently a studio artist at the B-Complex in Atlanta (GA). She has exhibited widely in the USA as well as in Hungary and New Zealand. Her work is in the collections of The William King Regional Art Center in Abingdon (VA), and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee (NC). Grants and awards include a five-year residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship, a NC Arts Council Scholarship to the conference Public Art Dialogue Southeast, the Triangle Arts Award (Durham, NC) and the Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. Rowles received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University, Durham Technical Community College, and Western Carolina University. Active in the Women’s Art Movement since the 1980s, she has been a National Affiliate member of SOHO20 since 1992. Rowles is the co-founder of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and served on the National WCA Board of Directors 2004-2016.. She previously served in multiple positions on the Board of Directors of Center/Gallery (Carrboro, NC), the Durham Art Guild (NC) and Tri State Sculptors Educational Association, (NC/SC/VA) and was a mentor in the ArtShare program of the Youth Art Connection and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.


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