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Liz Spungen has been the Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia since 2006. She received both a BA and MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working with the visual arts in Philadelphia. Her tenure at The Print Center has been marked by programmatic and administrative accomplishments. She has developed numerous major individual and institutional gifts, among them the largest gift ever received by The Print Center naming the Jensen Bryan Curatorial Chair, as well as awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, William Penn Foundation, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has established fiscal and personnel stability for the organization, expanded the size of the staff, developed a publication program, improved the facility and re-established The Print Center’s position as an artist’s advocate. She often serves as a panelist, guest juror and visiting critic for regional and national organizations, government agencies and universities. Her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn, 2007; Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto, 2008; Silver Mine: Robert Asman, 2011-2012; Matt Neff: Second Sight, 2014; and Victoria Burge: Penumbra, September 2016. Recent publications include The Picture that Remains by Will Brown and Thomas Devaney, 2013, and To See God Not the Devil’s Insides by Doug and Mike Starn, 2007.
MIKAELA HAWK, Development & Communications Manager
Mikaela Hawk was appointed The Print Center’s Development & Communications Manager in February 2021, after serving as the Assistant to the Director for four years. She joined The Print Center’s full-time staff in 2016, following a brief stint as part-time Administrative Assistant and a successful internship. Hawk received a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA in 2015, which included studies in Hong Kong and Provence, France. She has exhibited her photographic works in Lacoste, France; Philadelphia, PA and Savannah, GA and served as a volunteer at the Society of Photographic Education’s 2015 national conference. In her free-time, she enjoys fiber-based crafts and running an Etsy shop.
EVAN LAUDENSLAGER, Sales & Program Manager
elaudenslager [at] printcenter [dot] org
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Evan Laudenslager joined The Print Center in July 2017 as Sales & Program Manager. After earning a BA in Visual Studies in 2014 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, he served as an intern at Falkland Road, Inc. (studio of Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell, New York, NY), and the Photography Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as participating in the Fobholder program at Second State Press. Laudenslager has worked for numerous arts organizations including as Editor for Project Basho, Submission Reviewer at LensCulture and Photo Editor at Artblog. His writing has been published by Title Magazine, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, A/fixed, NAPOLEON Gallery, Benrido Collotype Atelier and ONWARD Photo, among others. He currently serves on the Tyler School of Art Alumni Association Board and sits on the Art Market at Tyler Organizing Committee.
KSENIA NOURIL, Jensen Bryan Curator
knouril [at] printcenter [dot] org
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Ksenia Nouril received her PhD in Art History from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick and graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a BA in Art History and Russian & Slavic Studies. Nouril has organized numerous collection and loan exhibitions for museums and nonprofit institutions, including the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; Lower East Side Printshop, NY; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ.
At MoMA, Nouril was part of a team of curators and conservators at MoMA dedicated to researching, cataloging and interpreting modernist photographic history through the Thomas Walther Collection. In conjunction with that project, she organized the 2015 exhibition Production-Reproduction: The Circulation of Photographic Modernism, 1900-1950, which contextualized the Walther Collection photographs with other printed matter of the period. From 2015 to 2017, Ksenia was a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow at MoMA.
Nouril has published two books: Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology (co-editor and contributor, MoMA, 2018) and Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves (editor and contributor, Rutgers University Press, 2019). Her writings have appeared in international exhibition catalogues, magazines, and academic journals, including ARTMargins Online, The Calvert Journal, Institute of the Present, OSMOS and Woman’s Art Journal.
LINDSAY SPARAGANA, Artists-in-Schools Program Coordinator
aisp [at] printcenter [dot] org
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Lindsay Sparagana took up the post of Artists-in-Schools Program Coordinator in September 2017. She earned a BFA in photography from the University of the Arts (UArts) and an M.Ed with Community Art Certificate from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Sparagana has worked collaboratively in many diverse communities locally, and as far away as Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico, to facilitate art making. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of NEUArts: both at UArts. Sparagana is also a community artist and photographer. Her personal work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.