Kristen Hileman, Critic in Painting/PrintmakingKristen Hileman is a Baltimore-based independent curator and educator who spent nearly two decades working in museums, first as a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and more recently as the Head of the Contemporary Department at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Her curatorial practice combines a strong interest in finding relevant platforms for celebrating under-recognized and regional artists, a desire to innovate within the museum and exhibition field, and unique expertise in commissioning site-responsive work from an international array of artists. John Baldessari, Cai Guo-Qiang, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, DIS, Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, Maren Hassinger, Candida Höfer, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Meleko Mokgosi, Sarah Oppenheimer, The Raqs Media Collective, Tomás Saraceno, Anne Truitt, and John Waters are among the artists who have been the focus of Hileman’s projects. She has served as visiting faculty at the George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Intermedia and Digital Arts Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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