International Visitor Programme : March 2017

Nora Lawrence


Nora Lawrence is curator at Storm King Art Center, NY, USA, where she founded a yearly exhibition program devoted to emerging and mid-career artists (‘Outlooks’), and created a partnership between Storm King and The Shandaken Project that established Storm King’s first-ever artist residency. She has organised and co-organised exhibitions for Storm King, focused on artists including Dennis Oppenheim, Lynda Benglis, Josephine Halvorson, David Brooks, Virginia Overton, and Thomas Houseago, as well as the group exhibition ‘Light and Landscape’. Prior to joining Storm King, Lawrence worked in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, on several exhibitions, including ‘Ernesto Neto: Navedenga’ (2010), which she co-curated; ‘Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today’ (2008); and ‘Focus: Picasso Sculpture’ (2008). She has also worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City.

Nora Lawrence has authored and co-authored several publications, including Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio (2016), Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (2015), Mark di Suvero (2015), Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition (2014), Monet’s Water Lilies (2009), Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008), and Armando Reverón (2007). She has taught courses at MoMA, the School of Visual Arts, and the University of Southern California. A graduate of Pomona College, Lawrence received her MA in art history from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Philosophy degree from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.