CURATORS

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PABLO BARRERA

Pablo Barrera (Wixáritari) was Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s inaugural Curatorial Fellow and has recently been named Associate Curator. He is committed to creating strategies for formal and informal art education, especially raising awareness of Indigenous visual culture. Barrera has independently curated shows in London, Seoul, and New York, and was the 2021 Juror for the 34th edition of Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council. He was selected among NXTHVN Art Space's first cohort and served as graduate advisor for Yale University Art Gallery’s first student-led Native American Art exhibition. He has written on the impact of colonization on global art, including a co-authored chapter on traditional Korean architecture design (Springer International) and a paper on Indigenous art production for exchange between Colonial Spain and Japan (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute). Barrera holds MAs from Yale University (History of Art) and Harvard University (Regional Studies: East Asia), a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (History of Art, minor in Anthropology), is a 2012 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, and a 2011 Fulbright Scholar (South Korea).

KRISTIN GENTRY

Kristin Gentry is an Owasso-based professional visual artist in the areas of relief and monotype printmaking, painting, jewelry and photography. She is also a prolific writer, designer, and curator, and previously worked as a full-time arts educator in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kristin is an enrolled member and registered artist of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She received her M.S. degree in Native Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2020. Gentry received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 award in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in fine arts from Oklahoma State University. Gentry is a professional member in the Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition member, Tulsa Artists’ Coalition member, Southeastern Indian Artists Association member, and a member in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.