TEMPE, ARIZONA.- The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts, ASU School of Art and ASU Art Museum are pleased to present the 12th Annual Elaine Horwitch Lecture in Contemporary Art Criticism, with Larry Rinder. The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at Lattie Coor Hall, Room 170.
Lawrence R. Rinder is dean of graduate studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He was appointed the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in May 2000. He was chief curator of the 2002 Whitney Biennial, served as an advisor on the 1991 and 1993 Biennials and was on of six curators of the 2000 Biennial. Prior to his position at the Whitney, Rinder was founding director of the CAA Watties Institute for Contemporary Arts.
While at the college, he organized several groundbreaking exhibitions, including "Searchlight: Consciousness and the Millenium" (1999) and "Fabrice Hybert: At Your Own Risk" (1999). From 1988 to 1998, he worked at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM) where he was curator of 20th-century art and curator of the museum's MATRIX program, an ongoing series of contemporary art exhibitions. Among many exhibitions he organized for BAM are "Louise Bourgeois: Drawings" (1996), "In a Different Light" (1995) and " Andrea Fraser: Aren't They Lovely?" (1992). Rinder continues as adjunct curator at the Whitney, where his current exhibition, a mid-career survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Tim Hawkinson, is currently running through May 29. The exhibition, co-curated with LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) curator Howard Fox, then travels to LACMA from June 26 - August 28.
Rinder received a B.A. in art from Reed College and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College. He has held teaching positions at UC Berkeley and Deep Springs College.