Frye Art Museum names Scott Lawrimore Deputy Director Collections and

The Frye Art Museum, announced the appointment of Scott Lawrimore as Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions, effective October 15, 2012. Lawrimore and Birnie Danzker will jointly research, conceive, and develop the Museum’s exhibitions program, and guide scholarship and development of the Frye Art Museum’s collections.

Lawrimore comes to the Frye Art Museum from Lawrimore Project, a gallery dedicated to contemporary art that he founded in Seattle in 2006. He is widely credited for establishing a daring and conceptually rigorous exhibition program and for supporting ambitious artistic production by leading artists from Seattle and beyond. Gallery artists realized more than twenty solo museum exhibitions; had their work placed in more than thirty museum collections; and were included in more than sixty group exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world. Lawrimore Project closed on June 30, 2012.

Lawrimore holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.A. from California State University, Sacramento; both degrees are in art history. He has taught at Cornish College of the Arts and Seattle University, and in the spring of 2013 he will teach a course in the M.F.A. program of the School of Art at the University of Washington.

Since 2007, Lawrimore has hosted Art Klatch, a weekly salon, that is open to the public and regularly draws local artists, writers, collectors, curators, and out-of-town visitors for debate and discussion on topics he described as having both “fleeting urgency and lasting importance.” Birnie Danzker noted, “This dedication to open dialogue and collegiality aligns perfectly with our belief that the Museum should reach beyond its walls. We are pleased to announce that Scott will continue to lead this popular forum in his new role at the Frye.” –

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