Zuckerman Museum Appoints Interim Director of Curatorial Affairs
Ginger Wolfe-Suarez brings well-rounded arts experience to the ZMA
KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 26, 2019) — Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design is pleased to announce that Ginger Wolfe-Suarez has been appointed as Interim Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), effective September 23, 2019. An artist, curator, and critic, Wolfe-Suarez brings a broad range of leadership experience to the ZMA.
Wolfe-Suarez said, “I am delighted to be stepping into this leadership role at ZMA at such an important time for both Kennesaw State University and the Museum. As someone who grew up in Cherokee County, I am honored to support and advocate for students and artists both here at KSU and in the community. I look to be an active Interim Director of Curatorial Affairs and highlight our exhibition spaces and permanent collection, including Southern Graphic Council International and Ruth Zuckerman collections.”
Geo Sipp, Director of the School of Art and Design, said, “We’re very pleased that Ginger Wolfe-Suarez is joining the Zuckerman Museum of Art and the School of Art and Design. She has had a fascinating career as an artist, educator, curator and arts administrator. Her broad experience and connections within the Atlanta arts community will enable her to lead the museum forward while serving our students and fulfilling the academic mission of Kennesaw State University.” Former student Michele Foyer, now a curator and artist, said, “Ginger has her finger on the pulse of contemporary art and makes big ideas come alive. The rare curator who is also a devoted teacher and intellect, she has the ability to make the complex accessible and to encourage her students to ‘see with new eyes’ as I did.”
Wolfe-Suarez previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute, and introduced new curriculum on curating and criticism. She holds an MFA from UC Berkeley, where she was a recipient of the Eisner Award. She began working with museum collections almost twenty years ago, and has since published interviews, artist projects, and criticism on artists. As an artist herself, her work has been shown at FIAC in Paris, Atlanta Contemporary, Silverman Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among others.
The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art is part of the School of Art and Design in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University. With over 1,000 majors, the School of Art and Design is the largest unit in the College of the Arts, offering six undergraduate degree programs, three minor programs, and one certificate program. Students share their work in capstone exhibitions in the Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building. Additional galleries at the Zuckerman Museum of Art include the Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery, East Galleries, Ruth M. Zuckerman Pavilion, and the Ana F. Henriquez Atrium.