Conversation with Lowery Sims and Judy Cotton

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Judy Cotton (b. 1941, Broken Hill, Australia) lives and works in Lyme, Connecticut. Cotton has had 33 solo shows and numerous group shows in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Great Britain. Her work is in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Gallery, the New Britain Museum of Art, the Florence Griswold Museum and the Australian National Gallery of Art

Lowery Stokes Sims is specialist in modern and contemporary art. She received her B.A. in art history from Queens College of the City University of New York; her M.A. in art history from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her dissertation, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923–1992, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. Sims served on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1972-1999 and then as executive director, president and adjunct curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem from 2000-2007. Sims has lectured widely nationally and internationally and served as a visiting critic and lecturer at Alfred University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Hawaii among others. In 1991, she received the Frank Jewett Mather Award from the College Art Association for distinction in art criticism. From 2005-10 she served as A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University; as Visiting Professor at Queens College and Hunter College in New York City (2005, 2006); as a fellow at the Clark Art Institute and Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2007. Sims was also a member of the selection jury for the World Trade Center memorial in 2003-2004.