Laying the Bricks for Your Yellow Brick Road: Jan Wurm

An Artist Process Lecture & Discussion of How You Want to Build the Path You Want to Follow and Where You Hope to Find Yourself Down the Road

Saturday, September 21


Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

This is a free event and is ADA accessible.

Jan Wurm is an artist, educator, and curator engaged in expanding the community forum for contemporary art dialogue. Wurm taught for UC Berkeley Extension, the ASUC Art Studio, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She served 8 years on the Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors and mentored UC Regents Scholars. She served on the Steering Committee of the Cal Art Alumni Group organizing and moderating six annual symposia. She has lectured extensively as a guest artist and taught in the Sommerakademie in Neumarkt, Austria. Wurm organized and facilitated a Guest Artist Lecture Series for the Berkeley Art Center for 5 years. Her writings on art and society have been published by Routledge in WS, Women’s Studies Journal of Claremont Graduate University. She has juried and judged exhibitions as well as an artist residency for the National Park Service. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Archive Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen in Berlin, and the  Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Wurm was engaged as Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Art at the Richmond Art Center where her projects included Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in BerkeleyMildred Howard: Spirit & MatterDavid Park: Personal PerspectivesThe Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanism, and Mapping the Uncharted.