Kimberli Meyer is an independent cultural producer, curator, writer, and designer working across the fields of art and architecture. Meyer was director of University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach from 2016-2018, and director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House, from 2002-2016. She is co-leader of American Monument, a nomadic artwork by lauren woods that prompts reflection on the cultural conditions under which African Americans lose their lives to police brutality, most recently on view at the Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine (2019-2020). Other major curatorial projects include initiating and co-curating, with Gloria Sutton, Lisa Henry, and Nizan Shaked, How Many Billboards? Art In Stead; and co-curating and co-authoring, with Susan Morgan, Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Design (2011). She was the Commissioner for the U.S. Presentation at the 11th International Cairo Biennial, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Meyer holds a BArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
Artists at Work: Shevaun Wright by Kimberli Meyer
Shevaun Wright is an artist and a lawyer. She earned her Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne and recently graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts. Her interdisciplinary fluency, Australian aboriginal heritage, and feminist perspective combine to yield a singular, thought-provoking body of work that delves into language and power, patriarchal and white supremacist tyranny, and concepts around the social contract. Kimberli Meyer spoke with Wright, now based in Los Angeles, over Zoom in the summer of 2020 to discuss her artistic practice.