10.20.2010 / Art and Science Forum

Corey Keller, Catherine Wagner, Jon Meyer, Gail Wight, and Terry Berlier

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Corey Keller is the assistant curator of photography at SF MOMA. Currently a doctoral candidate in Art History at Stanford University, her dissertation is entitled “The Look of Knowledge: Photographic Imagery and the Discourse of Science, 1839–1895”. Keller has a master’s degree in Art History from Stanford, a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Yale University, and attended the Paris Photographic Institute from 1992 to 1994.

In her art practice, Catherine Wagner photographs archetypes of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate the construction of culture. Her recent work presents ideas relating to the intersection of art and science. Wagner has received many awards, including the inaugural Visual Arts Fellowship from the San Jose Museum of Art, a Guggenheim Fellowship and NEA Fellowships. She is a Professor of Studio Art at Mills College.

Jon Meyer is a recipient of a 2009 NYFA Artist’s Fellowship award and a visiting artist at CCA, where he holds a joint appointment between Fine Arts, Design and Visual and Critical Studies. Meyer has shown his artwork in London, New York, Seattle and San Francisco. He holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London, and an MS in Computer Science from New York University.

Gail Wight’s work investigates issues of biology and the history of science and technology, engaging with the cultural impact of scientific practice. Wight is presently an Associate Professor in Art And Art History and Director of Graduate Studies in Art Practice at Stanford University. A nationally- exhibited artist, she has also worked for a research project on cognition at MIT and in the Exploratorium’s Performance Program.

Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture, installation, and video. She has received the Kala Art Institute fellowship and residency for 2009-10 in Berkeley, CA and the Visions from the New California Residency at the Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco. Berlier, who teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, has also taught at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and CCA.