The Indianapolis Museum of Art has hired Tricia Y. Paik as its new curator of contemporary art, starting sometime this summer. Since 2009, Paik has been the associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Her predecessor, Sarah Green, left the IMA in September for a position at PBS Digital Studios, where she works on the web series “The Art Assignment.” She had been with the museum since 2007.
During her time in St. Louis, Paik oversaw the exhibition programs “Currents” and “New Media Series,” featuring artists such as Martha Colburn, James Nares, Pae White and Ian Monroe. In 2013, she curated two of the inaugural shows for the museum’s new building, of contemporary work and postwar German art from the museum’s collections. She was also involved in the first phase of the museum’s sculpture garden, co-curating Andy Goldsworthy’s permanent installation Stone Sea.
In a press release, IMA director Charles L. Venable cited Paik’s “proven deep art historical knowledge and her dedication to contemporary artists, academic scholarship and community engagement” as the reasons for her appointment.