Virginia Eichhorn has worked within the field of visual arts for over twenty years. A graduate of the Queen’s University Art History program, she continued her studies at the University of Toronto in Art History and Museum Studies. Her curatorial experience is diverse, ranging from public museums to commercial galleries, and her curatorial practice extends from historic to contemporary, from site-specific land-art installations to fine craft, across all media including video and performance.
She is an accomplished writer with more than 50 catalogue essays to her credit and over 120 published articles in magazines in Canada and the United States. She has also been engaged as a speaker by various organizations and institutions across the country.
An active member in a number of organizations including Association of Art Museum Curators, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, Ms. Eichhorn is also a board member for Ontario Association of Art Galleries and Visual Arts Ontario, and is a past board member of the Association of Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts.
Since August 2004 Ms. Eichhorn has been employed as the Curator of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, and is the recipient of the Jean Johnson/Melanie Egan Award for Curatorial Excellence (2009) from the Ontario Crafts Council for the exhibition Annie E. Brown: In Memory.
From August 2004 to 2009 Ms. Eichhorn was the Curator of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, and was the recipient of the Jean Johnson/Melanie Egan Award for Curatorial Excellence in 2009 from the Ontario Crafts Council for the exhibition Annie E. Brown: In Memory.
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