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Laura Phipps

Assistant Curator
Whitney Museum
of American Art

Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

Photo by Jörg Meyer

Curator Biography

Laura Phipps is an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the curator of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work, and editor of the accompanying catalogue. Phipps has been at the Whitney since the summer of 2009, and her other recent projects include Around Day’s End: Downtown NYC 1970-1985, and Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens. She has also co-curated projects with Andrea Fraser, Michele Abeles and the show Flatlands of emerging painters. As co-chair of the Museum’s Indigenous Art, Artists and Audiences Working Group, Phipps has led institutional engagement and collaboration with Indigenous artists.

She has served on the grant selection committee of the The Velocity Fund and Rema Hort Mann Foundation, as a visiting curator at the University of Houston, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace and Smackmellon Studio Program, and as a guest curator at the Kentler Drawing Center, Brooklyn. Prior to the Whitney, Phipps worked in the curatorial department and director’s office of the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth. She received her MA, Art History at Hunter College, CUNY and BFA, Studio Art and BS, Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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