Jill Dawsey , PhD, is Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where her recent exhibitions include Carmen Argote: Filtration System for a Process-Based Practice (2022, cocurated with Isabel Casso); Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s (2021-2022, cocurated with Michelle White); and Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist (2021). Previously, Dawsey held curatorial posts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. She has taught curatorial practice at California College of the Arts and art history at the University of Utah, UC Irvine, and Stanford University, where she completed her doctorate in art history.
Andrea Bowers’s History Lessons by Jill Dawsey
Jill Dawsey illustrates the pressing relevance of feminist artist Andrea Bowers’s iconography, built upon lineages of protest, political struggle, and narrative-making for reproductive rights. Through the visceral, material act of drawing, Bowers commands an immediacy in how we must activate history to frame and mobilize our present. The Los Angeles-based artist's first ever museum retrospective surveying over two decades of work is currently on view at the Hammer Museum.