Who Are The Associates?

Katharine T. Carter, President & CEO of Katharine T. Carter & Associates, is pleased to offer the services of her Associates, a unique group of accomplished individuals with extensive experience in the art world. The Associates, whose ranks include critics, curators, designers, and consultants, bring great expertise to all facets of the Company’s art services, including career consultation, art writing, criticism, media relations, national marketing programs, and comprehensive public relations.

William Zimmer, Founding Associate, was an art critic who achieved international status through his catalog essays, which were published by museums all over the world. He retired as contributing critic to The New York Times after over 20 years. His career began with ARTS Magazine in 1975; in 1977 he was hired by The Soho Weekly News, a paper published in Lower Manhattan. By virtue of the paper’s location in the burgeoning Soho district, Zimmer was the first critic to review Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Keith Haring and many other artists who became major art world figures of the 1980s. Zimmer’s catalogue texts include essays on Donald Sultan, Brice Marden, Catherine Lee, Benny Andrews and Richard Bosman, to mention only a few. Zimmer passed away in September of 2007, and the Zimmer Prize in Art Criticism was established that same year by Larry Powell Management and Katharine T. Carter & Associates. www.zimmerprize.org

Richard Vine is the Managing Editor for Art in America. He has taught at such institutions as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Conservatory of Music and New York University, and has served as editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review and of Dialogue: An Art Journal. His articles on art, literature, and intellectual history have appeared in numerous journals, including Salmagundi, Modern Poetry Studies, and the New Criterion. He is author of Odd Nedrum: Paintings, Sketches, and Drawings, published by Gyldendal/D.A.P. in 2001.

Jonathan Goodman is an art writer and editor who has published extensively on modern and contemporary art for such publications as Art in America, Sculpture, Art Asia Pacific, and Art on Paper. He has written extensively on Asian art for several publications, and has written exhibition catalogues for art venues throughout the world.

Dominique Nahas is a critic and independent curator based in Manhattan. A newly elected member of the board of AICA-USA (Association International des Critiques d’Art), Mr. Nahas has written for Flash Art, Review, Paris Photo, Sculpture, Art on Paper, Handmade Paper Magazine, dArt International, and Trans, among numerous other magazines, and is a regular contributor to Art in America and Art Asia Pacific. Currently the Interim Director of the Hoffberger Graduate School at Maryland Institute College of Art, Nahas is the former director of the Neuberger Museum and former museum curator at Everson Museum, has curated many shows nationally and internationally, and serves as an advisor to many arts organizations. He served as Associate Curator at the Palm Beach ICA between 2001 and 2004. Exhibitions include: BROOKLYN! for PBICA (2001) and JAPAN:RISING for PBICA 2003. Dominique Nahas is concurrently a regular faculty member of Pratt Institute and The New York Studio Program where he teaches critical theory.

Ann Landi is a freelance writer and critic who writes frequently for ARTnews and The Wall Street Journal. She has published articles on art, architecture, reviews and criticism in Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, The New York Times, and other publications. She has served as editor on a variety of specialty publications and published articles and essays in numerous national magazines. She has curated exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. In addition to writing many artist catalogue essays, Landi is the author of the four-volume Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art (GaleGroup, 2001).

Peter Frank is currently the associate editor of Fabrik Magazine, an art critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. He was the senior curator at the Riverside Art Museum (CA).
In New York he served as art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News. Frank has organized and assisted with numerous theme and survey exhibitions for such prestigious institutions and organizations as the Guggenheim Museum, Independent Curators Inc., The Alternative Museum, and Artists’ Space in New York; the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; Documenta in Kassel, Germany; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He has published numerous books and catalogues, the latest a monograph on the painter Robert De Niro, Sr.

Robert Mahoney has been an art writer in New York for over thirty five years, writing for such publications as ARTS (1985-92) FLASH ART (1988-94) Contemporanea, Tema Celeste and Cover magazines. He currently writes for TIME OUT New York (since 1995), Artnet.com (since 1996), and contributes to edificerex.com and dArt International. Mahoney is also the author of numerous catalog essays on contemporary artists, his writing having been presented in conjunction with exhibitions around the world. From 1994-99 Mahoney served as public information officer at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York City, where he brought high-profile coverage to exhibitions of contemporary art.

John Mendelsohn is a painter based in New York who has written articles and reviews on contemporary art for ArtNet, Sculpture Magazine, dArt International, Cover Magazine and The Jewish Quarterly Review (London), as well as essays for exhibition catalogues. He contributed to The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, published by Taschen. He teaches in the Studio Art Program at Fairfield University.

D. Dominick Lombardi, as an independent curator, has placed shows in a variety of galleries and museums such as The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA), Long Branch, NJ, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY and the Choate Gallery, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. He has written over 200 features and art criticisms that have been published in The New York Times, Sculpture, Sculpture Review, dArt (US editor), Art Papers, Art Lies, ARTnews, Art New England, NYARTS magazine and others. He is a member of (AICA) International Association of Art Critics.

Karen Chambers has been a free-lance curator, editor, and writer for such notable publications as American Ceramics, Art in America, American Craft and Glass. She is former editor-in-chief of Las Vegas Home & Design; previously Ms. Chambers served as the editor of New Work, now Glass magazine, and executive editor for Craft International. She has held various museum staff positions and her New York experience includes work at Sperone Westwater Fischer, Droll/Kolbert, and the Susan Caldwell Gallery. In addition to these posts, Ms. Chambers has also organized exhibitions for the Morris Museum, Tampa Museum of Art and the United States Information Agency.

Mary Hrbacek has been writing about art in New York City since the late nineties. She has had more than one hundred reviews published in The New York Art World, and has written for NY Arts Magazine. Her commentary spans a broad spectrum of art, from the contemporary cutting-edge to the Old Masters. She has covered exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art as well the Armory Show, the Affordable Art Fair, and two consecutive Venice Biennials.

Bill Mutter has been a graphic designer and partner in the award-winning New York City based design group of James Orlandi and Associates, Inc. for over 20 years, serving such clients at MasterCard International, Texaco, Inc., Coopers & Lybrand, IBM, Manufacturers Hanover, The Queens Museum of Art, and Hilton International.

Alison Slon is an Art Director for interactive media and web design. She has designed and produced sites for both artists and corporate clients and has recently completed the redesign of KTCassoc.com. She was an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in the department of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and has an MA from New York Institute of Technology in Communications and Computer Graphics. Her clients include: The Lego Company, Citigroup Smith Barney, JWT, C2 Creative, HBO.com, CBS.com, Time Warner, Condé Nast Publications and Scholastic. For more information go to: www.alisonslon.com

Anne Leith is the principal of AllartStudio, a video production firm based in New York and Weston, VT. Leith is a proficient video editor and interviewer, as well as an art historian and published art critic. She has worked for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and was instrumental in the development of the Duetsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin. (www.allartstudio.com)

Steve Rockwell is the publisher and editor of dArt International magazine. First released in Los Angeles in 1998, dArt also covers contemporary art in New York, Toronto, San Antonio, and Richmond, Virginia. dArt was itself the product of a 1995 narrative performance art piece entitled Meditations on Space, which involved 175 art galleries through Europe and North America. Steve Rockwell’s Color Match tournaments have become global.

Michael Wilson is a London-born, New York-based critic, curator, and the author of the forthcoming book, How To Read Contemporary Art (Abrams, 2012). A regular contributor to Artforum, artforum.com, and Time Out New York, Wilson has also written for other magazines including frieze, Modern Painters, Art Monthly, Contemporary, and the New Yorker. He wrote the introduction to Contemporary Art in North America (Black Dog, 2011), and has contributed essays to catalogues published by the Asia Society, MoMo P.S.1, Matthew Marks Gallery, Malborough Gallery, and the Photographers Gallery. A graduate of the Fine Art MFA program at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and the Visual Arts Administration MA program at the Royal College of Art, London, Wilson has organized exhibitions in the UK and the US, including “How to Read a Book” at Locust Projects, Miami (2010) and “Written by Snakes” at Churner & Churner, New York (2012).

Kathleen Cullen is currently the sales director for Gallery Guide (Blouinartinfo.com). Formerly the senior specialist in contemporary art for Artnet.com. She has also held the position of director at leading New York galleries, including the Ramnarine Gallery, THE Gallery, Althea Viafora Gallery, Stuart Levy Gallery and the Sandra Gering Gallery. Cullen has independently curated some of the most controversial exhibitions in New York during the 1990s in spaces such as PS1, the Postmasters Gallery, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, and Ramnarine Gallery. Cullen owned and operated Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts in Chelsea for over a decade.

Phil Tarley is an art and pop culture critic, writer and curator. He writes for Fabrik Magazine and Art Week LA. He curates exhibitions of contemporary photography at the Artists Corner Gallery and Bookmaking, in Hollywood. Tarley’s writing and photography have also appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, Adventure Journal, the Advocate, Frontiers, Genre and Instinct Magazine.

Christopher Hart Chambers’ critical writings about fine art have been published in hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Flash Art, Sculpture, Tema Celeste, Contemporary, d’Art, and several others, as well as for catalogs, websites, etcetera. He has curated approximately fifty exhibitions of current art, and is an accomplished artist in his own right