Kathleen Gilrain joined Smack Mellon Studios as its executive director in 2000. Prior to this position she was the director of Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. As well as her curatorial work at Smack Mellon, Ms. Gilrain is an associate professor in Brooklyn College’s Sculpture department.
As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also an artist! She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
To find out more about Ms. Gilrain, check out Socrates Sculpture Park by Alyson Baker and Ivana Mestrovic (New York: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2006). We have it in the Greenfield Library with call number 730.747421 So14b. Ms. Gilrain has written a brief essay entitled The Socrates Years and images of her own artwork are included. Also read “Presence of Light” by Andrew Robinson (Gay City News, 9-15 September 2004). It reviews an exhibition curated by Ms. Gilrain at the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts.
Find out more information on the Summer MFA Food for Thought lecture series. Lectures are about an hour long, free and open to the public.