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, Curator
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, Visiting Associate Professor of Art,
Art Director and Curator of The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Art and Science, Digital/New Media Art, Drawing and Fine Art Animation
M.F.A. University of Pennsylvania
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #2224 & SCGP #312
Lorraine Walsh is an interdisciplinary new media artist and curator with a lifelong passion for discovery at the nexus of art and science. Walsh’s research in “sci-art” is located in the rich possibilities of the interplay, shared structure, and aesthetic expression intrinsic in natural and creative processes. Her work is exhibited internationally and she is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Science Foundation Award for visualizing radio astronomy, an e-MobiLArt Euro grant (European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists Collaborative Project) for collaborative new media interactive installations, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship Award. Additionally, Walsh’s work has been featured in The New York Times, the Leonardo Journal/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press and SciArt Magazine. As artist, director and curator, Walsh’s experience encompass creating scientific visualizations 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.
Walsh’s academic appointments include Chair and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Previously, she taught at Pratt Institute in Digital Design and Interactive Media. Other academic appointments and guest artist invitations/presentations include Drew University, University of Athens, Lafayette College, University of Lapland, Parsons Paris, Rutgers University, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Western Carolina University, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.