Portland Art Gallery Names Philadelphia Artist as Director

Jul 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine - A contemporary art gallery in Portland, Maine, has hired an interdisciplinary artist from Philadelphia as its new executive director.
 
Thirty-one-year-old Kelsey Johnson is currently a curator in photography and new media at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Portland Press Herald reports that she is also a recipient of a Pew Center grant for a survey of women artists in the 1970s, and she begins work at the SPACE Gallery in August.
 
Johnson will return to Philadelphia in the fall to present her grant-funded project at an artist-run gallery called Vox Populi.
 
Vox Populi and SPACE have a history of collaboration, through which Johnson learned about the gallery in Portland.