Announcing the stARTup LA 2020 Selection Committee

stARTup gathers a prestigious Selection Committee of curators, artists, and dealers for each fair to ensure that every event is fresh and exciting for people looking to discover new and emerging talent.

This jury brings local celebrity, global perspective, and expert experience to the review. We're honored to have them participate and can't wait to announce our latest exhibitors at our 5th edition of stARTup LA. Applications deadline is November 10.

kimberly brooks, los angeles


Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary artist whose work integrates landscape and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with history, memory and identity. Recent exhibitions include Brazen, Paintings from the Interior at UC Riverside Museum and Fever Dreams, a midcareer survey at Mt San Antonio College. As a writer, Brooks published over 87 essays and artist interviews with her weekly column First Person Artist and then founded the Arts Section in the Huffington Post Arts. Brooks paintings have been showcased in numerous juried exhibitions with artist curators including Chris Burden and curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work has been featured internationally and she was recently a featured artist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Brooks received her B.A. in Literature at UC Berkeley and studied painting at Otis and UCLA. She is the author of the forthcoming Oil Painting Safe Practices: The Essential Guide (Chronicle Books).


peter frank, los angeles

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Peter Frank is American art critic, curator and poet who lives and works in Los Angeles. He is currently Associate Editor of Fabrik Magazine and was past editor of THEmagLA and Visions Art Quarterly. He was art critic for the LA Weekly between 1987 and 2008, and before that served as critic at the Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News in his native New York. Frank was senior curator at the Riverside Art Museum 2005-2010 and has organized exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, as part of the Biennale de Venezia and documenta and in institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museo Reina Sofia.

andi Campognone, los angeles


Andi Campognone is a California-based curator, author, and film producer, known for championing contemporary Southern California artists. Andi is Curator and Director at Lancaster MOAH and founder of Andi Campognone Projects. AC Projects develops and funds experimental and curatorial projects such as books and films that support artistic awareness and community engagement.

michael galbreath, houston


Michael Galbreath grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a BFA from Memphis State University and MFA from the University of Houston. In 1983, he began working with Jack Massing as part of the duo The Art Guys, a collaboration that has spanned more than 35 years. The Art Guys have presented hundreds of exhibitions, performances, lectures and other activities throughout the United States, Europe and China. Their work has been covered in all media. Michael lives with his wife and son in Houston, Texas.

alice phillimore, london


Alice Phillimore is Lead Curator at Artfinder. She sources and curates art for galleries, home and work spaces. Alice has been working with commercial galleries and artists for over a decade, and has an MA in Arts Management and Policy (Birkbeck, University of London) and a BA in History of Art (Nottingham University). Alice has discovered and worked with many exceptional artists, from those using traditional techniques to the cutting edge and from established names to emerging talent.

tyler stallings, los angeles


Tyler Stallings, writer and curator, began his artistic career as an exhibiting artist and published poet from 1988 to 1995. He began to organize exhibitions and write essays on art during this time. A full transition to being a professional curator and writer began soon thereafter. His curatorial work focuses on political, social, and popular culture themes through the arts. Currently, he is director of Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Most recently, he was at University of California, Riverside. During his eleven-year tenure at UCR ARTSblock, since 2006, he served as Director of the Sweeney Art Gallery, Artistic Director of the Culver Arts Center and Interim Executive Director of ARTSblock (which also included the California Museum of Photography as part of the three-venue consortium). Since 1995, he was worked as a senior staff member at public and private non-profit museums, and has worked with several publishers. He is also an active speaker at other museums and universities.

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