Something Different: Curating the Florida Prize

Thursday, November 21, 2019 11 a.m. to noon

Something Different: Curating the Florida Prize
Hansen Mulford and Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, curators at Orlando Museum of Art

Thursday, Nov. 21
11 a.m. - Noon
Visual Arts Building, Room 210

Join us for a lecture and discussion about curation and the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art with Orlando Museum of Art curators, Hansen Mulford and Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon. All are welcome to attend. 

Hosted by the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design. 

Hansen Mulford received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. He joined the staff of the Orlando Museum of Art in 1981 and is currently, Senior Curator of the Collections and Exhibitions Department. Since 1988, he has been member of the Museum’s senior management team with responsibilities to develop and implement Museum’s annual programs of exhibitions and to develop and care for the Museum’s Collections of American Art, Art of the Ancient Americas and African Art. While serving as curator, Hansen participated in the organization’s transition from a community art center to a regional collecting museum, including four building expansions. Together with the Museum’s curatorial team he has helped to grow the permanent collections with gifts and acquisitions of traditional American Art, Contemporary Art and Contemporary Fine Art Prints.

Hansen directed the implementation of several of the Museum’s “blockbuster” exhibitions, including The Art of the Motorcycle, 2006; Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass, 2004; and Imperial Tombs of China, 1997. Hansen has organized or directed the implementation of over 150 changing exhibitions at the Museum. These have included: Maya Lin: A History of Water, State of Excellence: Treasures from Florida Private Collections, Will Cotton, Chie Fueki and the annual, Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, an initiative that brings new recognition to the State’s progressive contemporary artists. The Florida Prize is now in its seventh year.

Additionally, Hansen was a practicing artist from 1978 to 2000 and has been awarded the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in 1985 and 1991. His work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, and included in books The Artist and the American Landscape and Florida’s First River: A Visual History of the St. Johns.

Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon is the Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL. She received a MA in Visual Culture in 2003 and BA with Honors in Culture, Media and Communication (2001) both from Lancaster University, UK. She also holds a DEUG (Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales, a French BA-equivalent) in Language Sciences and Cultural Mediation (1999) from Université Paul Valéry, Aix-en-Provence, France. Born in France, Coralie was raised in the heart of the Sahara desert in Niger, Africa which has had a deep influence on her understanding of art, culture, color and light. She has worked in museums and art galleries across the globe, including 4 years for Folly Gallery in the Lake District, UK; 3 years as a Creative Project Manager and Exhibitions Officer for the contemporary urban art museum URBIS in Manchester, UK; 3 years in the Middle East, as Gallery Director of The Third Line gallery in Doha, Qatar, and as an Independent Art Consultant in Beirut, Lebanon. In Orlando she worked as Associate Curator for Snap! Orlando from 2011-2013; and as Gallery Director of Jai Gallery from 2013-2017. Coralie joined the OMA in January 2018, where she has co-curated the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art in 2018 and 2019, and curated The Figurative Continuum and Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers (currently on view at OMA). She is a contributor and former Arts & Culture Editor for the luxury fashion and culture magazine: LAPALME. She has been an active member of the Orange County Public Arts Review Board since September 2015, helping develop public art commissions in and around Orlando. Coralie is also a member of the OMA’s Acquisition Trust, whose mission is to grow the museum’s permanent collection with new acquisitions in contemporary art.

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