Di Rosa appointed Amy Owen as curator of the renowned collection and Gatehouse Gallery. Owen comes to di Rosa from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where she was senior exhibitions manager.
Owen has more than 10 years of experience working in the contemporary art field at institutions including Artists Space, one of New York City’s oldest alternative nonprofit gallery spaces, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Originally from Abilene, Texas, Owen holds a master’s degree in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York and a bachelor’s degree in art history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
At Artists Space, Owen worked with an international scope of curators, artists, and organizations to establish partnerships for a range of projects and public programs. During her tenure, she co-organized a collaborative project with the Istanbul-based Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center titled “The Columns Held Us Up.” The exhibition included a week-long series of roving events that took place at New York City locations including a local pub, a mid-town rooftop and a SoHo street corner.
She has organized other curatorial projects at Art in General and the New York Center for Art and Media Studies where she co-curated the group exhibition and performance series “Other Certainties.”
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the team at di Rosa,” Owen said. “The impressive depth of the collection, coupled with the organization's commitment to emergent artistic practices from the Bay Area, make it a particularly dynamic context for the development of innovative exhibitions and programs. I am excited to participate in further expanding the awareness of this astonishingly rich cultural resource, both locally and beyond, and I look forward to contributing to di Rosa’s evolving vision.”
The Gatehouse Gallery at di Rosa is showing “Renaissance on Fillmore 1955-65 through Jan. 27. Gatehouse Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 707-226-5991, ext. 25 or visit dirosaart.org for information.