Katy Crocker (e: katy@katycrocker.com) is an independent curator, and writer, who lives and works in Oakland, California. Recently, she served as the Graduate Research Fellow at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; as well as the editorial coordinator for the book Joan Jonas Is On Our Mind (published by ARTBOOK, New York, 2017). She was a founding member of the all-female art collective CTRL+SHFT in Oakland, contributing to programs and exhibitions, including the creation of the zine This is the proof (2016), which accompanied the first exhibition Soft Serve (2016). Crocker completed her graduate studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she composed a thesis on the subject of an under-recognized series, titled Sitting Still (1970), within Bonnie Ora Sherk’s oeuvre. She has assisted the organization of exhibitions at Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, The Contemporary Austin, Jessica Silverman Gallery, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Some Thing Spacious. She was formerly assistant editor of the first new media platform for contemporary art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, adobeairstream.com. In 2010, Crocker founded CAVA, where she worked independently with artists to realize exhibitions in unconventional settings. Throughout her career she has been privileged to work with SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, and the New Mexico Museum Foundation. Her writing has been published in Proxart, Art Ltd., and THE Magazine, among other publications. 

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