Curatorial

J.R. Uretsky is the curator of New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!. There she has designed a variety of exhibitions that have ranged from John James Audubon prints to contemporary queer video works, to protest posters and memorabilia from the personal collections of New Bedford-based activists from the 1970s to the present.

As an independent curator, Uretsky has organized exhibitions at AS220, Providence; Artspace, New Haven; the Distillery Gallery, Boston; and Gallery Kayafas, Boston. Uretsky focuses on creating opportunities for underrepresented artists who have an epistemological approach to storytelling and understanding identity.


Curatorial

UNUSUAL GROWTH PATTERNS: Mixed-media works by Alison Wells, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2018

SCAPES: Placemaking in the 21st Century, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

Behind Open Doors, fiber-installation by Brooke Goldstein, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

JUST NOT BREAK, drawings and paintings by Pat Falco, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

PLUNGE: Explorations From Above & Below, co-curated with browngrotta arts, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

ANNUNCIATION: From the Series, The Body Remembered, photography by Judith Thorpe, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

BECOMING A DAD, paintings by Jon Petro, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2017

re-volt-ing, DISTILLERY GALLERY Boston, MA with Robert Moeller, 2017

Tell Us A Story, an interactive installation by The Page Collective, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA,  2017

3 SISTERS SERIES, video and sculpture by Lani Asuncion, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2016

MORE THAN SCENERY: YELLOWSTONE, AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, photography by Janet Pritchard, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2016

TONE OF SIGNIFICANCE, paintings by Cara Gonier, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2016

LAYERED, collage and painting by Megan Abajian, NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS! New Bedford, MA, 2016

Pop Up, GALLERY KAYAFAS Boston, MA with Robert Moeller, 2016

hello, world! , ARTSPACE NEW HAVEN New Haven, CT, 2015

Magic! Terror! Gay! Horray!, AS220’S EMPIRE BLACK BOX THEATRE Providence, RI, 2015

Inside/Out, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Storrs, CT, 2011


FIBER OPTIC CENTER NEW MEDIA GALLERY at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

DON BURTON, 2018
MIMI CHRZANOWSKI, 2018
HAYLEY MORRIS, 2018
NABIL VEGA, 2017
JEEP WHEAT, 2017


Exhibition Design at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

BIRDS OF THE FIRST LIGHT & LONGHOUSES: Audubon Original Prints Featuring works from the New Bedford Free Public Library Collection, Curated by Louie Doherty, 2018

EXCELLENCE IN FIBERS Presented by Fiber Art Now, Curated by Marcia Young, 2017

IN TOUCH: The Expressive Magic of Judith James, Curated by Michael James, 2017

Global Voices For Social Justice: Art As Activism, with New Bedford Historical Society, 2016

BIERSTADT Nature & National Identity, Curated by Janice Hodson, 2016