Jennifer Scanlan oversees all exhibition programming at Oklahoma Contemporary, as well as the public art installations in Campbell Art Park. She has curated several exhibitions at Oklahoma Contemporary, including Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Oklahoma is Black; Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma; Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me; and Erwin Redl: Whiteout.
Jennifer has 20 years of curatorial experience with an interdisciplinary practice, focusing on contemporary art and design. She moved to Oklahoma in 2016, excited by the opportunity to be a part of Oklahoma Contemporary’s move to its new campus. Before her move, Jennifer spent 16 years in New York City, as an independent curator and before that, as a curator at the Museum of Arts and Design. Her exhibitions included Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; and Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art history and Italian from Vassar College and an Master of Arts in the history of decorative arts, design and culture from the Bard Graduate Center.
Jennifer belongs to ArtTable and the American Association of Museum Curators. She is a founding member of the Oklahoma Public Art Network and serves on the board of the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate. In her spare time, she enjoys roadtripping around the Midwest with her partner and her rescue dog, Rothko.
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