Tamara Loewenstein is an independent curator and arts administrator based in San Francisco. Her practice focuses on community activism, engagement and the intersection between art and daily life. She has curated exhibitions in venues throughout San Francisco including Million Fishes Gallery, The Spare Room Project and Queens Nails Annex and has organized numerous exhibitions for local galleries. She assisted with implementing an exhibition space in the Mission District at Bethany Center Senior Housing in honor of artist Ruth Asawa and worked as the Curator + Community Arts Organizer of the Urban Share Community Gardening Project. To commemorate the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 she commissioned and organized a large-scale public projection by artist Ben Wood. She is a graduate of the Curatorial Practice MA program at the California College of Arts.

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Curator, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco (2010-2013)
  • Gallery Manager, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco (2009-2010)
  • Outreach Assistant, We Were Here, A Film by David Weissman, San Francisco (2011)
  • Curator, The Gallery at Ruth’s Table, Bethany Center, San Francisco (2009)
  • Curator, Annual Gala Arts Exhibition, St. Mary’s Center, Oakland, CA (2009)
  • Exhibitions Manager, Threads, San Francisco (2009)
  • Exhibition Fellow, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2008)
  • Curatorial Assistant, Andy Warhol: The Jon Gould Collection, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (2004)
CURATORIAL WORK
  • We Were There, African American Arts & Culture Complex, San Francisco (2010)
  • Taking Root, The Gallery at Ruth’s Table, Bethany Center, San Francisco (2010)
  • The Secret of the Ninth Planet, Photo Epicenter, Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco (2009)
  • Cynosure, The Spare Room Project, San Francisco (2008)
  • Base/Basin, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, UT (2008)
COMMISIONS
  • 9/11 Commemoration, Public Projection by Ben Wood, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco (2011)
  • The Free Farm Mural by Leanne C. Miller, Urban Share Community Gardening Project, San Francisco (2010)
  • Urban Share Community Gardening Project satellite site mural by Bianca Müller of the Kultklecks, Oakland, CA (2010)
SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITINGS
  • Tokihiro Sato, The Secret of the Ninth Planet (2009)
  • Curating Now: Interview with Ralph Rugoff, ed. Jana Blankenship and Tamara Loewenstein (2009)
  • Essays on Richard Long and Frank Stella, Irwin & Hooper: The Frances and John Bowes Collection (2008)
  • December 25, 1941, Base/Basin, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (2008)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Exhibitions Committee Member, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco (2009)
  • Curator + Community Arts Organizer, Urban Share Community Gardening Project, San Francisco (2009-2010)
  • Gallery + Studio Volunteer, Creative Growth, Oakland, CA (2009)
  • Private Docent, Annual Benefit Auction, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2009)
  • Development Intern, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2009)
  • Volunteer, New Langton Annual Auction, San Francisco, CA (2008)
EDUCATION
  • M.A., Curatorial Practice California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, New College of California, San Francisco, CA (2006)
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