Before moving to Illinois in 2008 Claudine was associate curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, where she curated a number of solo and thematic group exhibitions including “Vanishing Point,” “Diptych: Jockum Nordstrom and Mindy Shapero,” “Monique Van Genderen” and “Particle Theory.” While living in Columbus she also wrote about film and art for Columbus Alive, the cityâ€™s weekly alternative newspaper.
She grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the ’80s and remembers films like Foxes, Valley Girl, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High with great familiarity and fondness. She attended grad school at USC’s School of Cinema-Television where she wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on visual representations of urban space in southern California. In between bouts of grad-school-induced malaise she wrote art reviews and television features for the L.A. Times, and later joined the staff of the UCLA Hammer Museum as an assistant
At the Hammer, she organized exhibitions of the work of Tomoko Takahashi, Frances Stark, Amy Adler and others. After five years at the Hammer Claudine joined the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio and three years after that moved to Oak Park, IL, where she now curates the artwork on her 3 year old daughter’s walls and deconstructs nightly M*A*S*H reruns with her husband.