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, passed away in September 2007.  He 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.

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 the books Odd Nedrum: Paintings, Sketches, and Drawings (2001); New China, New Art (2008); and SoHo Sins (2016).

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 Brooklyn and Chatham, NY. A longtime member and former board member of AICA-USA (Association International des Critiques d’Art), Mr. Nahas has written numbers of books, art papers and reviews for numbers of art magazines including Dustin Yellin’s Culture Catch, Bidoun, ArtDaily.org, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Flash Art, Review, Paris Photo, Sculpture, Art on Paper, Handmade Paper Magazine, dArt International, and Trans, among numerous other magazines. Mr. Nahas has taught in a number of institutions including MICA, where he was for a number of years Hoffberger Graduate School critic in residence, and served as its Acting Director. He also taught at the New York Studio Residency Program for more than a decade. He currently teaches critical studies on the graduate and undergraduate levels at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Mr. Nahas has served as a visiting art critic at a number of graduate art schools including Yale, RISD, MICA, VCA, SVA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan State U, Boston Museum School, Parsons School of Design, Penn State U, and Resident Critic at ART OMI International Residency Program, where he is a Board Member. Nahas is the former director of the Neuberger Museum and former museum curator at Everson Museum and has served as Associate Curator at the PalmBeach CA. He has curated many museum and gallery shows nationally and internationally and serves as an art advisor to numerous arts organizations and websites.

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, and 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.

 Dominick Lombardi, as an independent curator, has placed shows in a variety of galleries and museums such as Lichtundfire, NYC, Housatonic Museum, CT, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA), Long Branch, NJ, Broadway Gallery, NYC, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY, Pelham Art Center, 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, Huffington Post, 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.

Robert Curcio of curcioprojects has been involved in the international contemporary art world since the early 1990’s. He formed curcioprojects in 2001 as an umbrella organization for his various art projects, including: curation, exhibition and event management, artist management, pr/media, writing, art fair consulting, gallery development, and advising collectors.  Curcio was a co-founder and co-producer of the Scope Art Shows and has consulted with the Asia Contemporary Art Show, CONTEXT, and Pinta Art Fair to name a few. He has curated and/or managed over 18 exhibitions including Luxurious Growth, Go Figure, HEAD, The Great Nude Invitational, Walk-ins Welcome, Corporeal Identities, Media Life, and Women Depict Men.  Curcio has written for Artvoices, ARTnews, Cover, dART International, Sculpture, Tema Celeste and Zing magazines. Before starting curcioprojects there was Curcio Spector Gallery director and curator of Ward-Nasse Gallery an artist-run space, and Vice President of NURTUREart’s board all in New York City.  And before all this, Curcio was an exhibiting artist who graduated from Tyler School of Art.

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 of LDB Interior Textiles; 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 published more than three hundred reviews since the late nineties when she began writing about art in New York City. Her commentary spans a broad spectrum of art, from the contemporary cutting-edge to the Old Masters. Hrbacek has published one hundred reviews for The New York Art World and NY Arts Magazine; currently she writes for a selection of on-line magazines including Culture Catch, Whitehot Magazine of contemporary art,  New York Art Beat, and d’Art International in print. She has covered exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Frick Collection and the Museum of Modern Art, as well the Armory Show, and two consecutive Venice Biennials. Hrbacek is a member of AICA-USA (the International Association of Art Critics). She is active in New York and internationally as a visual artist.

Bill Mutter is a graphic designer and was for over 20 years, a partner in the award-winning New York City based graphic design studio of James Orlandi and Associates, Inc, serving such clients as MasterCard International, Texaco, Inc., Coopers & Lybrand, IBM, The Queens Museum of Art, and Hilton International. Mr. Mutter is also a ceramic sculptor and is currently teaching Ceramic Sculpture at Drew University in Madison, NJ.

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.

Anne Leith is the principal of AllartStudio, an award-winning video production team based in the Philadelphia area, specializing in the fine arts and non-profit sector.  She holds a MA in  art history, a MFA, and a USPAP. Leith worked for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. As an artist, Leith exhibits widely, and also lectures and teaches.  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). He is Editor-in-Chief at Mana Contemporary, 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 a media consultant, art advisor and art dealer with 30 years art marketing experience.  She has held positions with Viart, Vice-president of corporate sales for eyestorm, and continues to advise both private and corporate collections. She has curated the Chubb collection and Virgin Airlines terminals in London. She is presently a director of art and design for Galerie Magazine, Publisher of Modern Painters Magazine, and advertising manager for New York and the Northeast for Art & Antiques magazine.  Formerly a senior specialist in contemporary art for Artnet.com.

Phil Tarley is a fellow of the American Film Institute, a member of the Photographic Arts Council and an artist member of the Los Angeles Art Association.  He curates exhibitions in Los Angeles and writes about contemporary art for Fabrik Magazine. His writing and photography have also appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, The WOW Report and American Photo Magazine. His book, Going Down On Cuba: Notes from an Underground Traveler, is slated to be published in 2018 by Fabrik Press.

Christopher Hart Chambers’ critical writings about fine art have been published in hundreds of articles and periodicals such as Flash Art, Sculpture, Tema Celeste, Contemporary, d’Art, as well as for catalogs, websites, etcetera. He has curated approximately 100 exhibitions of current art, and there have been over thirty solo exhibitions of his own art work in New York alone and countless group shows.