• Bio:

    Dara Meyers-Kingsley is the Director of the Muse Scholar Program at Hunter College, an honors program for high-achieving students with talents in the visual and performing arts, film/media and creative writing. She also serves as Director of the new Office of the Arts at Hunter College, which supports student engagement with the arts both on and off campus. In this capacity she serves as the liaison for Hunter’s partnerships with arts and cultural institutions throughout NYC.

    Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has extensive experience as a contemporary art curator with an interdisciplinary curatorial practice. Her exhibitions often include artworks created in a variety of media including installation, performance and film/video/time-based media. Her shows have been presented around the country at LA MOCA, MCA Chicago, and Miami MOCA; and in New York at The New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Center for Jewish History, and at the Andy Warhol Museum and Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.

    She has also worked with a range of arts funders, including the Andy Warhol Foundation (where she served as the Director of the Film and Video Collections), the Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts where she served as a panelist over a number of years.

    As an educator Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has taught aspiring artists in Parsons’ MFA Studio Art Program, undergraduates in Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College and, since 2011, the freshman Muse Scholars. As part of the Muse curriculum, students study with Ms. Meyers-Kingsley during their entire freshman year in a course that includes visits to museums and galleries and attendance at performances of dance, theater and music.

    Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has lectured on the role of art museums in higher education and media art history; and is the author of museum catalogs and articles on Adrian Piper, Andy Warhol, 1970s video art, public art and contemporary time-based media.

    She holds an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a BA in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University.

  • Recent Publications:

    Donna Sharrett: Love Songs. New York: Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 2015.

    “Synaptic Passages: Daniel Canogar’s Media Brainstorms,” Sculpture magazine, April 2011.

    “Yoko Inoue: Projects in Ceramics,” ArtsNews, November 2008.

    “Lines of Sight: Diane Samuels’ Tapestry of Glass,” Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Berg Publishers, UK, 2007.

    “Conservation of Web Art” (introduction to Shu Lea Cheang’s Brandon Case Study) Taiwan National Museum journal, July 2006.

    “Diane Samuels Creates Luminous Manuscript for the Center for Jewish History in New York,” Lifestyles Magazine, Vol. 33, no. 195, New Year 2005.

    Two Site Specific Artworks at the Center for Jewish History: Diane Samuels and Michele Oka Doner. New York: Center for Jewish History, 2004.

  • Research Areas: Aesthetic Education, Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice, Time-Based Media, Visual and Performing Arts