Balken, Debra Bricker 1954-

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BALKEN, Debra Bricker 1954-

PERSONAL: Born January 7, 1954, in Rivers, Manitoba, Canada; daughter of Scott K. and Alma (Clarkson) Bricker; married (divorced, 1990). Education: University of Chicago, M.A., 1980. Politics: Independent.

ADDRESSES: Home—183 Central St., Somerville, MA 02145; fax: 617-723-2260. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Brown University, Providence, RI, visiting associate professor, 1996—. Independent exhibition curator, 1990—.

MEMBER: International Association of Art Critics, American Museum Association, Arttable.


(Coauthor) Muntadas: Between the Frames: The Forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), 1994.

Philip Guston's Poem Pictures, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 1994.

Arthur Dove, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.

The Lois Beurman Torf Collection for the University of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts (Cambridge, MA), 1998.

Alfredo Jaar: Lament of the Images, Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), 1999.

Philip Guston's "Poor Richard," University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2001.

Debating American Modernism: Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York Avant-Garde, Des Moines Art Center Press (Des Moines, IA), 2003.

The Park Avenue Cubists, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2003.

Edna Andrade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), 2003.

Author of exhibition catalogs, including "Aspects of New Narrative Art," Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), 1984; "Aspects of New Narrative Art," Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), 1984; "Herbert Ferber, Sculpture and Drawings, 1932-1983," Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), 1984; "John Marin's Berkshire Landscapes," Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), 1985; "Albert Eugene Gallatin and His Circle," Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), 1986; "Nancy Graves, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, 1980-1985," Art Gallery, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), 1986; "Patricia Johanson: Drawings and Models for Environmental Projects, 1969-1986," Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), 1987; (coauthor) "Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L. K. Morris: American Abstract Artists, Aspects of Their Work and Collection," Museum of Art, Williams College (Williamstown, MA), 1992. Contributor to books, including Dimitri Hadzi, Hudson Hills Press (New York, NY), 1996; and Ellen Lanyon: Transformations, Selected Works from 1971-1999, National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), 1999.



Library Journal, July, 2003, Prudence Peiffer, review of Debating American Modernism: Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York Avant-Garde, p. 74.