Helen A. Harrison

HELEN A. HARRISON, Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
M.A. Case Western Reserve University
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
830 Springs-Fireplace Road East Hampton, NY 11937-1512
Phone: (631) 324-4929 Fax: (631) 324-8768

At the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, www.pkhouse.org, Helen Harrison directs the former home and studio of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Lee Krasner (1908-1984), two of the foremost abstract expressionist painters. The National Historic Landmark site, which belongs to the Stony Brook Foundation, is located in East Hampton and is open to the public from May through October. Stony Brook students, faculty and staff are admitted free, and are welcome to visit in the off-season by appointment. Our research collections include a 2,000-volume art reference library, documentary archives, audio and video material, photographs, periodicals and ephemera related to 20th century American art and the influences on it, with special focus on the world-renowned eastern Long Island art community. The Study Center is available to Stony Brook students, faculty and other researchers by appointment: call 631-324-4929. We will also be pleased to answer research inquiries by phone or email.

Karen Levitov

Director and Curator, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #1220

Karen Levitov was appointed Director and Curator of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery (formerly University Art Gallery) in February 2014. Prior, she was a curator and senior administrator at The Jewish Museum, New York, where she organized numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibition of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental portraits, work by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro drawn from New York collections, and an exhibition of modern masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso and others collected by the Cone Sisters of Baltimore in the early twentieth century. Levitov’s books published in conjunction with her exhibitions include New York: Capital of Photography, Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country, and Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.

For her first exhibition at Stony Brook, Levitov has commissioned a new work of sculpture, performance and video by New York artist Kate Gilmore. She is also organizing Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, featuring six contemporary artists working in large-scale abstraction.


Lorraine Walsh

LORRAINE WALSH,Visiting Associate Professor of Art
Art Director and Curator of The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
M.F.A. University of Pennsylvania/Penn Design
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #2224

Lorraine Walsh is an interdisciplinary new media artist and curator with a lifelong passion for creative discovery at the nexus of art and science. Lorraine’s art, inspired by the sciences, nature, and the environment, is located in the rich possibilities of the interplay, shared structure, and aesthetic expression intrinsic in natural and creative processes. She exhibits her work internationally in venues that include the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece Biennale; The Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; and the José Martí National Library, Havana, Cuba. Lorraine lectures internationally as well, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Grants received include a National Science Foundation grant for researching and animating the visualization of the radio sky, an e-MobiLArt Euro grant (European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists Collaborative Project) tailored for the collaborative creation of new media interactive installation art, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship Award. Additionally, her writing has been published in journals that include the Leonardo Journal/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press. As artistic director, curator, and senior exhibition designer, Lorraine’s experience encompasses creating and curating for venues such as the Petrosains Discovery Centre & Science Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the National Geographic Society. Lorraine’s academic appointments include Associate Professor and Chair of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where she created a new pedagogy and curriculum with her colleagues. Previously, she taught at Pratt Institute in the Digital Design and Interactive Media Department in New York. Other academic appointments and guest artist/presenter invitations include Drew University, Lafayette College, Rutgers University, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Western Carolina University, University of Athens Greece, University of Lapland Finland, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Originally from New York City, Lorraine is delighted to return to her ‘hometown’ joining the Stony Brook University community in this unique and distinctive joint position with the Art Department and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.