Nora Lawrence

Nora Lawrence


CCL Class of 2024


Storm King Art Center


Artistic Director and Chief Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Storm King Art Center


Madeleine Grynsztejn, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Nora Lawrence (she/her) is the Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Storm King Art Center, leading its curatorial program and providing vision and guidance for the artistic functions of the institution. Lawrence has played an integral role in raising the museum’s profile—seeing the Art Center’s audience grow four-fold and working with artists to realize ambitious works while also bringing in a new generation of artists.

Lawrence recently co-curated Lookout, a site-specific commission by Martin Puryear. She led Storm King’s 2021 commission of Sarah Sze’s Fallen Sky. Lawrence has curated exhibitions with several artists, including Mark Dion, Rashid Johnson, and Wangechi Mutu. She established Storm King’s annual Outlooks program, which invites one emerging or mid-career artist to realize a temporary, site-specific work, and co-founded the Shandaken: Storm King artist residency. Lawrence has authored and co-authored several publications, including a monograph on Lynda Benglis.

Prior to Storm King, Lawrence worked in curatorial departments at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She holds a BA from Pomona College, an MA from the University of Southern California, and an M.Phil. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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