Executive Director and Chief Curator
Jennifer-Navva Milliken (she/her) is the Executive Director and Chief Curator for the Center for Art in Wood. Prior to her arrival at the Center, she served as an embedded staff member in international art museums, as an independent curator, and as the founder of a cross-disciplinary art space. Her exhibitions have been presented in museums, art fairs, galleries, and unconventional spaces, and her writings have been included in exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and publications that investigate and critique the intersecting fields of art, craft, and design. With a global perspective, honed through a life split between two continents, she is driven by the extraordinary power of the arts to challenge preconceptions and bridge divides.
Art/design influences, critique, conceptual content
Professional development and mentoring for careers in curatorship or arts administration
Exhibition development (concept, to selection, to writing and public engagement, to installation)
Mentoring to artists, makers, curators, and students who are non-gender-conforming, neurodivergent, ESL, or otherwise marginalized