Alexa Greist Appointed Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario recently announced the appointment of four new curators, including Alexa Greist as the new Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings. Greist is a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque prints, and comes to the AGO from the Yale University Art Gallery, where she contributed to several notable exhibitions including Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena and Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints. Greist received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation focused on Italian printed drawing books. This topic reflects her wider interest in the use and role of prints to spread knowledge and ideas of all kinds, beginning with the development of printmaking techniques in the 15th century and continuing through its use as a medium today. Prior to her appointment at Yale, Greist held positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Relevant research areas: North America, Book arts, Collograph, Digital printmaking, Engraving, Etching, Letterpress, Lithography, Monoprinting, Papermaking, Relief printing, Screenprinting