Curator
Curator

Curator is an international art & design platform developed by Dan Golden Studio.

Curator engages with creatives shaping contemporary culture: artists, designers, gallerists, publishers, technologists and beyond. Our mission is to build connections with emerging, underrepresented and established voices across media and discipline through interviews, reviews, special events, and collaborative projects.

 

Team

Dan Golden | Founder    Dan Golden  is a Los Angeles based artist, designer and creative director. His work has been featured in numerous publications including  The New York Times ,  The Los Angeles Times ,  Interior Design ,  Fast Company , and  Elle , among others. Dan’s designs have been produced by leading manufacturers including Stephanie Odegard, Swarovski and CB2.

Dan Golden | Founder

Dan Golden is a Los Angeles based artist, designer and creative director. His work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Interior Design, Fast Company, and Elle, among others. Dan’s designs have been produced by leading manufacturers including Stephanie Odegard, Swarovski and CB2.

Jen Huh | Director   Jen Huh is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, educator and writer. Her large scale textile pieces have been featured in  Interior Design  magazine and are on permanent display in the  Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College  in Allentown, PA. She formerly served as Director of First Year Advising at Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College at The New School. Jen is a partner at  Dan Golden Studio .

Jen Huh | Director

Jen Huh is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, educator and writer. Her large scale textile pieces have been featured in Interior Design magazine and are on permanent display in the Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She formerly served as Director of First Year Advising at Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College at The New School. Jen is a partner at Dan Golden Studio.

 
Amanda Quinn Olivar | Editor   Los Angeles native Amanda Quinn Olivar is currently producing the feature documentary   Seeing is Believing: Women Direct   and the play & film   Paint Made Flesh  . She recently collaborated on  Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies  and an upcoming project about fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes. A member of the International Press Academy, Amanda sits on the boards of London's  Fashion and Textile Museum  and   The Chimaera Project   (an organization presenting opportunities for women & promoting gender equality in the media arts). As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting  A Window Between Worlds , and has curated exhibits at venues including The Cornell Art Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center.

Amanda Quinn Olivar | Editor

Los Angeles native Amanda Quinn Olivar is currently producing the feature documentary Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play & film Paint Made Flesh. She recently collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project about fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes. A member of the International Press Academy, Amanda sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project (an organization presenting opportunities for women & promoting gender equality in the media arts). As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds, and has curated exhibits at venues including The Cornell Art Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center.

John Olivar | Associate Editor   Freelance writer and editor John Olivar received a Pillsbury Grant for Creative Writing, distributed through the Santa Barbara Foundation. His work has appeared in Spectrum (Santa Barbara), Storyville (Chigwell, UK), online at  The American Center for Artists , and in other publications.

John Olivar | Associate Editor

Freelance writer and editor John Olivar received a Pillsbury Grant for Creative Writing, distributed through the Santa Barbara Foundation. His work has appeared in Spectrum (Santa Barbara), Storyville (Chigwell, UK), online at The American Center for Artists, and in other publications.

 
Jamie Thompson | L.A. Contributing Editor   Jamie Thompson is an LA-based writer and editor. Currently Managing Editor at Knock Knock, a publishing, gift, and stationery company, she also works as a script consultant, book editor, and copywriter. Her book “The Filmmaker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom,” published by Princeton Architectural Press, is in its sixth printing.

Jamie Thompson | L.A. Contributing Editor

Jamie Thompson is an LA-based writer and editor. Currently Managing Editor at Knock Knock, a publishing, gift, and stationery company, she also works as a script consultant, book editor, and copywriter. Her book “The Filmmaker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom,” published by Princeton Architectural Press, is in its sixth printing.

Catherine Haggarty | New York Contributing Editor    Catherine Haggarty  is an artist, curator and writer. She received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently a member of the artist run curatorial collective and exhibition space,  Ortega y Gasset  in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Publications include The Black and White Project (2015) for the  Sluice  Art Fair, London, UK. Haggarty was the recipient of the  ESKFF  Emerging Artist Grant and Residency at Mana Contemporary in 2014 along with the  DNA Residency  in Provincetown, MA in 2016.

Catherine Haggarty | New York Contributing Editor

Catherine Haggarty is an artist, curator and writer. She received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently a member of the artist run curatorial collective and exhibition space, Ortega y Gasset in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Publications include The Black and White Project (2015) for the Sluice Art Fair, London, UK. Haggarty was the recipient of the ESKFF Emerging Artist Grant and Residency at Mana Contemporary in 2014 along with the DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA in 2016.


Contributors

 
J. Fiona Ragheb   J. Fiona Ragheb is a curator, designer and writer who currently focuses on creative strategies for the studio division of UAP. Her career has taken her from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles. She has authored and contributed to publications for the Guggenheim Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Walker Art Center, and Yale University Art Gallery, as well as journals such as  Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism  and  Object Magazine.

J. Fiona Ragheb

J. Fiona Ragheb is a curator, designer and writer who currently focuses on creative strategies for the studio division of UAP. Her career has taken her from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles. She has authored and contributed to publications for the Guggenheim Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Walker Art Center, and Yale University Art Gallery, as well as journals such as Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism and Object Magazine.

Anne Marie Taylor   Anne Marie Taylor is the director of  Evergreene Studio , a roving contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles where she also works as an independent curator and writer. She received her B.A. in Visual Arts at Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, while creating installations and videos for musical performances. Anne Marie is currently working as an editor of several independently published books of artist’s work (TBA).

Anne Marie Taylor

Anne Marie Taylor is the director of Evergreene Studio, a roving contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles where she also works as an independent curator and writer. She received her B.A. in Visual Arts at Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, while creating installations and videos for musical performances. Anne Marie is currently working as an editor of several independently published books of artist’s work (TBA).

 
Alex May   Alexandra May is a self-proclaimed life-long art and museum junkie. She attended her first art fair, Documenta, at age 10. She conducted her first artist interview with Andy Warhol at age 18. Although a Detroit transplant, she prides herself on being one of the city’s most avid art advocates. She serves on the Board of the Friends of African and African American Art of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Alex May

Alexandra May is a self-proclaimed life-long art and museum junkie. She attended her first art fair, Documenta, at age 10. She conducted her first artist interview with Andy Warhol at age 18. Although a Detroit transplant, she prides herself on being one of the city’s most avid art advocates. She serves on the Board of the Friends of African and African American Art of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Semra Sevin   Fashion and art photographer,  Semra Sevin  studied photography in Germany and film studies in the US. She is the founder of the fashion platform  Reglam , which promotes diversity and challenges established patterns and cliches. Sevin's art photography is experimental in nature and builds on the tradition established by some of the giants of photography: Man Ray, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Hans Breder. Her artwork has been shown by galleries in Europe and the United States.

Semra Sevin

Fashion and art photographer, Semra Sevin studied photography in Germany and film studies in the US. She is the founder of the fashion platform Reglam, which promotes diversity and challenges established patterns and cliches. Sevin's art photography is experimental in nature and builds on the tradition established by some of the giants of photography: Man Ray, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Hans Breder. Her artwork has been shown by galleries in Europe and the United States.