Mary Anne Redding

Curator

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

biography

Mary Anne Redding (*Washington DC, 1960) is a writer and curator, currently she is the curator and assistant director of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art. Before taking her post as Curator at the Turchin Center, Redding was the Curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the Curator of Photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. Redding has more than thirty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator and arts administrator. Recent exhibitions include: Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River (February - July 2017), Intervention: Kirsten Stolle (September – December, 2015), The Performance Review: Endia Beal (September – December, 2015), Quicksilver: New Acquisitions from the Andy Warhol Foundation (April – August , 2015) at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts; Contemplative Landscape at the New Mexico History Museum (October 2011- December 2012); Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum (November 2008 – October 2009); A Passionate Light: The SX-70 Polaroids of H. Joe Waldrum a the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the New Mexico History Museum (January – April 2011); Separating Species & Grasslands at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque (October – December 2009). Recent publications include: Gila: Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence with photographer Michael Berman; the introduction for Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, photographs by Tony O’Brien and an essay by Christopher Merrill; and, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe.