Gallery Talk with Risa Puleo

Thursday, February 6, 6pm, Logan Center Gallery

Critic and curator Risa Puleo will lead a tour to discuss the themes of Harold Mendez: The years now.


Risa Puleo is an independent curator. Her exhibition Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the American Justice System opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2018 and traveled to Tufts University Art Gallery in spring 2020. Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, which featured Harold Mendez’s work, was presented at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska; the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida; Blue Star Contemporary and the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio; and the Nerman of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. Other exhibitions organized by Puleo have appeared at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York; Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Connecticut; Artpace San Antonio; Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, and more. Puleo holds master’s degrees from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Hunter College, and is a doctoral candidate in Northwestern University’s art history program. She has written for Art in America, Art Papers, Art21, ArtAsiaPacific, Modern Painters,, and other art publications.