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Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck

Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Andy Warhol, Contemporary Art

Since arriving at The Warhol in early 2014,  Jessica Beck has curated many projects, most notably Andy Warhol: My Perfect Bodythe first exhibition to explore the complexities of the body, through beauty, pain and perfection, in Warhol’s practice. She is currently working on Devan Shimoyama’s first solo-exhibition for the fall of 2018. Beck focused both her undergraduate and graduate research on Warhol. Outside of the museum, Beck serves as a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Mellon School of Art for the 2017-2018 academic year. She received her bachelor of arts in art history from the University of Chicago and completed her master of arts with distinction at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Nicole Dezelon

Nicole Dezelon

Director of Learning and Public Engagement, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: 21st-century Museums, Diversity and Inclusion, Teaching Across the Humanities, Andy Warhol

Nicole Dezelon has worked at The Warhol for over 20 years. She has spearheaded the museum’s innovative school partnerships, digital engagement initiatives and professional development programs. Dezelon has authored hundreds of pages of online content, from lesson plans to blog posts, as well as articles and multimedia content, sharing the work of The Warhol worldwide. In 2009, she received a Fulbright-Hays award to conduct a Brazil & US Educational Partnership studying the intersections of art and society. She has led international teaching projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Russia introducing thousands to Andy Warhol’s singular legacy and contemporary artistic practices. In 2019, The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) named her Outstanding Museum Art Educator. Dezelon holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in art education.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Jose Carlos Diaz

José Carlos Diaz

Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Andy Warhol, Contemporary Art

A native of Miami, José Carlos Diaz is the chief curator at The Andy Warhol Museum and was included in Artsy’s list of 20 Most Influential Young Curators in the United States. He recently organized Farhad Moshiri: Go West, the first solo museum exhibition of Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri. Diaz was previously the curator of exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida, where he curated new artist commissions by Athi-Patra Ruga and Sylvie Fleury and the travelling exhibition GOLD. At the Bass he organized the exhibitions Rachel Harrison/Voyage of the Beagle, One Way: Peter Marino, Vanitas: Fashion and Art, and Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui. Diaz also organized Temporary Contemporary, a public sculpture program, which partners with the Art Basel Miami Beach PUBLIC sector each year. Prior to joining the Bass, Diaz worked at Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennal. He received a master of arts in cultural history from the University of Liverpool, and a bachelor of arts in art history from San Francisco State University.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison

Curator of Performing Arts, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Contemporary Performing Arts, Andy Warhol

Ben Harrison has helped lead and grow The Warhol’s performance program since joining the museum in 1997. Harrison develops and implements a broad spectrum of live performance programming. His strengths at strategic partnership collaboration have benefited the museum, as well as other performing arts presenters in the Pittsburgh region, such as the Music on the Edge Series at the University of Pittsburgh, Calliope: Pittsburgh’s Folk Music Society, WYEP Presents, and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. He served as performance consultant for New Hazlett Theater in 2006–07 and was associate curator for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts in 2008. Harrison was lead curator and producer of the commissioned, multi-media performances 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests (2008) and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films (2014) which tour internationally. Harrison has also served as co-producer of the Carnegie Nexus initiative since 2016.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore

Director of The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: 21st-century Museums, Contemporary Art, Technology and Innovation, Andy Warhol

Patrick Moore joined The Andy Warhol Museum in 2011 as director of development before becoming deputy director and managing director. Prior to his arrival at The Warhol, Moore worked as a digital producer for Yahoo! and was also the founding director of The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS (a project of The Alliance for the Arts, New York). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in theater direction and English literature. As a writer, Moore has published books with Beacon Press and Kensington. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, Newsday and The Advocate.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

Director of Collections and Exhibitions, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Collections care: Conservation and Preservation, Exhibition Design, Andy Warhol

Amber Morgan began her career at Carnegie Museum of Art in 2001, starting as an assistant to the fine arts department before moving to registration. She joined The Warhol in 2007 and has become increasingly responsible for the stewardship of the world’s largest collection of Warhol art and archives and now oversees all aspects of collections and exhibitions for the museum, including conservation, preservation, cataloging and documentation, archives and exhibitions, and the administration of loans. Morgan holds a bachelor of fine arts from Saint Vincent College and a master of library science from the University of Pittsburgh.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Greg Pierce

Director of Film and Video, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: Andy Warhol’s film, video, television, and audio work; experimental and ephemeral films

Greg Pierce has worked in the museum’s Film and Video Department since April 1994. He graduated from Point Park College with a B.A. in film production and has worked as an instructor, projectionist, assistant operations manager, and technical coordinator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Chicago Filmmakers and the Carnegie Museum of Art. At The Warhol Pierce curated Neke Carson: Eyeball Portraits and Beyond + Neke Paints Andy ’72 in 2008, co-curated SuperTrash with Jacques Boyreau in 2009, and I Just Want to Watch: Andy Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television with Geralyn Huxley in 2010. He designed the museum’s Screen Test Machine which has been in use since 2012. His writing on Warhol has appeared in exhibition catalogues for the Stedelijk Museum’s Other Voices, Other Rooms and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Warhol Live and most recently in the publication Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls of which he is co-editor. He is the custodian of The Orgone Archive (previously Orgone Cinema), a proudly fringe, regional motion picture archive and screening group based in Pittsburgh that he co-founded in 1993.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Image: Abby Warhola

Donald G. Warhola

Vice President of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Areas of focus: Andy Warhol, Diversity and Inclusion

Donald G. Warhola is the foundation’s liaison to The Andy Warhol Museum, where he works in the education department as a Warhola family historian. He serves as a board member on the foundation’s board of directors as well as chairman of its audit committee. A nephew of Andy Warhol, Warhola is the son of Andy’s middle brother, the late John Warhola. In 1986, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in computer science and business, Warhola traveled to New York City to work for his uncle to install a network computer system for Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. Warhola earned an master of arts in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, and he worked in community mental health for 10 years as a child and adolescent therapist. Currently, Warhola works with children who have special mental health needs.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.