Chuck Close Prints

by Terrie Sultan



About the Author

Terrie Sultan was appointed Director of Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, in June, 2000. She came to Houston from Washington, D.C., where she had worked for the previous twelve years as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. During her tenure there, she organized more than 40 exhibitions, including four Biennial Exhibitions of Contemporary American Painting, and published just as many books, catalogues and articles. Prior to joining the staff at the Corcoran, Ms. Sultan was director of public affairs and public programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York from 1986­88, and adjunct curator for contemporary art at the Oakland Museum in California from 1984­85. Sultan received a BFA in Fine Arts from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and an MA from the Center for Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University in San Francisco, California. [1]


About the Blaffer Gallery

Blaffer Gallery is the University of Houston's laboratory for the visual arts and contemporary culture. The Gallery's innovative, challenging exhibitions, programs, and publications bring artists, the University community, and the people of Houston into closer engagements with each other and with the important cultural issues of our time. Blaffer Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Houston's main campus, entrance #16 off Cullen Boulevard. [2]


Resource Library editor's note:

The above essay was reprinted, without accompanying illustrations, in Resource Library on June 13, 2005 with the permission of the author, the Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, and Princeton University Press. This text is the Introduction to the 160 page illustrated catalogue titled Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, published in 2003 by the Princeton University Press in association with the Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. ISBN 0-691-11576-1. The catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, held at the Blaffer Gallery September 13 - November 23, 2003.

If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or wish to obtain a copy of the catalogue from which it is excerpted, please contact the Blaffer Gallery directly through either this phone number or web address:

Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Ms. Margret Aldrich, Intellectual Properties Associate, Princeton University Press, and Ms. Susan Conway, Curatorial Assistant, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, for their help concerning permissions for reprinting the above text.

1. biography of the author accessed from the Blaffer Gallery web site.

2. information accessed from the Blaffer Gallery web site.


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