Artists and Curators in Conversation

Thursday, July 14, 6 pm
Free for BAC Members, $10 for Non-members, RSVP requested

Join the artists along with curator Heather Marx and René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California in discovering the many “clues” about California revealed through the work in this exhibition. Curator Heather Marx has been involved in the fine art field for over 20 years. Her professional experience has included work at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University Art Museum at UCSB, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery in San Francisco. She established Heather Marx Gallery in San Francisco in 2001 (renamed Marx & Zavattero in 2008). Marx founded Heather Marx Art Advisory, a comprehensive and independent curatorial agency, in 2014.

René de Guzman is senior curator of art at OMCA. He joined OMCA in 2007 to lead the planning and execution of the reinstallation of the Gallery of California Art. Previously he was a founding staff member at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. During his fifteen-year tenure at YBCA, he provided early support for some of the Bay Area’s leading artists, and worked with national and international emerging and mid-career artists. De Guzman’s work both at OMCA and YBCA is marked by an ongoing commitment to experimentation and the creation of community around cultural activity. De Guzman earned his BFA in art practice at the University of California, Berkeley and his artworks are in collections including the Berkeley Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Division of the Curatorial Studies Program at the California College of the Arts.