blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2021  Vol. 20  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Ashley Kistler

Ashley Kistler is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous exhibition catalogues, including Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers (University of Richmond Museums, 2019), Nancy Blum: Drawing, Sculpture & Public Works (Carter Printing, 2017), and Anderson Gallery: 45 Years of Art on the Edge (Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, 2016). Kistler served as director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Anderson Gallery, curator of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She organized dozens of exhibitions featuring work by regional, national, and international artists, as well as artists’ residencies and commissions, public art projects, symposia, film series, and performing arts events. She currently chairs Richmond’s Public Art Commission and works as an independent curator and writer.  end

Photo by Ashley Kistler