WILLIAMSTOWN -- Lisa Dorin has been appointed as the new deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Willi ams College Museum of Art.
Dorin, an alumna of the Williams graduate art history program, is the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). She will bring to Williams her curatorial expertise in new media and her passion for working with emerging artists when she takes on her new role at the museum March 4, 2013.
"Drawing from her notable work with living artists, Lisa brings new and emerging curatorial practices to Williams," Christina Olsen, director of the Williams College Museum of Art, said in the news release announcing the appointment. "Her knowledge and experience will be instrumental in building a new vision for the college's museum in the 21st century."
Dorin graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelor's degree in art history and studio art. She received her master's degree from Williams in 1998. She has been associated with the Art Institute of Chicago since 2005, where she was initially hired as the assistant curator of contemporary art. Dorin has extensive experience working with new media and living artists. At the AIC, she curates the acclaimed focus exhibition series that presents emerging artists in solo shows. Recent focus projects have featured artists Monica Bonvicini, Richard Hawkins, Sharon Hayes and William Pope.
Prior to working at the AIC, Dorin was an assistant curator at the Williams College Muse um of Art. She curated numerous exhibitions, often in collaboration with Williams faculty members. Among these were "Liza Johnson: if then maybe" (2005), "Michel Auder: Chron icles and Other Scenes" (2004), and "IDOL: A New Work by Michael Oatman" (2002).