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Oliver Shultz

Oliver Shultz

PhD Candidate, Department of Art & Art History
Art History
B.A. Oberlin College, 2009
M.A. Stanford University, 2013
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2018 (expected)

About

Oliver Shultz is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of modern and contemporary art at Stanford. He is completing a dissertation on the work of American artist Paul Thek (19331988). He has presented papers at Yale University, the Courtauld Institute of Art,  the Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, The Institute of Fine Arts in New York, and elsewhere. Since 2015, he has worked at MoMA PS1 in New York, where he has helped organize numerous exhibitions, among them the comprehensive career retrospective Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting (October 2017 - March 2018); a major mid-career solo show, Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (October 2016 - March 2017); PS1's fortieth anniversary exhibition curated by founder Alanna HeissFORTY (June - August, 2016);  and the fourth iteration of the quinquennial survey of the region, Greater New York (October 2015 - March 2016). With Peter Eleey, he co-organized the 350+ object archival exhibition A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976-2000(April - September, 2017). In 2013, he was graduate curatorial fellow in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.