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Michigan State University
1200 East Michigan Ave., Suite 655
Lansing , Michigan 48912
United States

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Employment History

  • Curator
    Kresge Art Museum
  • Curator
    Olympia & York
  • Curator
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Berkshire Fine Arts, 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
April Kingsley's Catalogue for Michigan State University
While curator of Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University from 1999 to 2011 April Kingsley had the resources and inspiration to collect works by the undervalued and poorly understood artists of the Figurative Expressionist movement.
A.I.R GALLERY [cached]
1986 O.I.A. (Curator: April Kingsley), Olympia & York, NYC. "Small Works. Sculpture Center, NYC. "Let's Play House.
April Kingsley's Catalogue for ..., 19 June 2014 [cached]
April Kingsley's Catalogue for Michigan State University
Vevers' seminal Funeral of Jan Muller was ignored by Kingsley.">
Vevers' seminal Funeral of Jan Muller was ignored by Kingsley.
By April Kingsley
From 1999 to 2011, the critic and art historian, April Kingsley, served as curator of the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University which opened in 1959. With limited resources the decision was made to collect Figurative Expressionism. It was a more affordable extension of her focus on Abstract Expressionism. Previously Kingsley published "The Turning Point: The Abstract Expressionists and Transformation of American Art" (1992).
This new book is a catalogue for the collection she assembled over a dozen years.
Kingsley recognizes this but seems to get the balance wrong.
It is correct for Kingsley to move on from Abstract Expressionism but her map lacks direction.
Kingsley acquired and writes about a number of peripheral artists that seem at best a stretch.
As Kingsley notes the figure remained in de Kooning's women and returned in late Pollock. Their figuration was an influence but doesn't belong in an attempt to define a new and separate movement. The time frame she covers was too early for Guston's evolution from abstraction to figuration which inspired the similar but different Neo Expressionists.
Kingsley is correct in stating that the work of no two artists in her book looks the same.
Kingsley never connects the dots or even speculates on why figurative expressionism was a national phenomenon.
With this publication it appears that Michigan State University has completed its commitment to Kingsley and her collection.
DCF Custom Framing & Art Gallery - Artist Profile: Gilda Snowden, 19 July 2011 [cached]
Curator April Kingsley surveyed the wealth of artistic expression across the state to assemble this ambitious show, which concentrates on artists who have practiced their craft for decades.
Joie Rosen | Margaret Thatcher Projects | New York, NY [cached]
Paintings that Paint Themselves (Or So It Seems), Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Curated by April Kingsley
2001In House , group show, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY, NY
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