Lynnette Miranda is a Program Manager at United States Artists in Chicago, IL. Originally from Miami, FL, Lynnette has worked at leading arts institutions including Creative Time, ART21, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she coordinated three art conferences, including The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at the Venice Biennale and at Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, as well as ART21’s Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education at the Park Avenue Armory. She recently served as the 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO.
Lynnette approaches her practice from the perspective of an artist, questioning and challenging established conventions, and an educator, opening up avenues for dialogue and collective knowledge building. She is the founder of the Artists of Color Alliance(KC), a collective of self-identifying artists and creatives of color in the Midwest region, and the founder and co-organizer of Present Futures, a collaborative group of educators, artists, curators, and organizers that believe in addressing issues around structural oppression and injustice through contemporary art. Her ongoing research focuses on the social and political role of contemporary art, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, and new media work.
She holds an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.