Mendel, AGA Appoint Senior Staff
Former senior curator Catherine Crowston has been appointed executive director of the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, after six months as acting executive director. Crowston joined the gallery in 1997, and has been closely involved in all its major activities over the past 15 years, including the growth of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and the gallery’s recent move into a new purpose-built space. She is also the vice chair of the City of Edmonton Public Art Committee.
At the Mendel Gallery, soon to be renamed the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, Lisa Baldissera was recently appointed chief curator, succeeding Dan Ring, who retired last year. Baldissera isn’t new to Saskatoon, where she finished an MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. She was the curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from 1999 to 2009, and has recently been working on a PhD project on Emily Carr at Goldsmiths College in London.