Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox have been a collaborative curatorial team since 2009, when they co-curated RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture and STARING (based on the work of disability studies scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson). They have lectured and published internationally on crip curation and crip art.
Curator Jessica A. Cooley (she/her/hers) is a scholar-curator with a PhD in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first book project centers on what she calls “crip materiality” and will forward a new methodology to address how ableism affects the understanding and valuation of the very fibers of art materials within curatorial and conservation discourses. Cooley was assistant curator at Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries from 2006 – 2010. Currently, Cooley is serving as the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow for the University of Minnesota’s Liberal Arts Engagement Hub. Click here for Jessica Cooley’s C.V.
Curator Ann M. Fox (she/her/hers) is a Professor of English at Davidson College, where she teaches courses in literary and cultural disability studies, modern and contemporary drama, and graphic medicine. Her scholarship on disability and visual representation has been published widely, and she has also co-curated several disability-related visual arts exhibitions, including RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture, STARING, and Re/Presentations of HIV/AIDS.