Working with artists in curatorial, programmatic, and administrative capacities to promote risk taking and experimental initiatives.

Ongoing research focuses on the social and cultural impact of contemporary art and media, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, new media and video work. Passionate about centering artists and practitioners of color, not only through representation, but through building support systems and redistributing resources.

Photo by Jim Barcus

Photo by Jim Barcus

Lynnette Miranda is the Program Director at United States Artists in Chicago. She 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 both 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. In 2016, she was one of twelve participants in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive program in New Orleans and served as the 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City.

Her writing has been published in HyperallergicPelican BombAmerican Craft Magazine, Sixty Inches From Center, Chicago Artist Writers, KC Studio, Informality, and This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine. She has contributed writing to the exhibition catalogs Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp for Prospect New Orleans and Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967–2017 published by MIT Press for the University of Buffalo Art Galleries.

You can reach her at lynnette [at] lynnettemiranda [dot] com



United States Artists

Program Director, August 2017 – Present

Oversee the Program Department, managing our fellowship program, approximately 50 unrestricted $50,000 awards to artists across ten artistic disciplines. Produce artist convenings, including our annual artist retreat, Assembly, and coordinate artist related initiatives such as alumni services and our Alumni Council. 


Charlotte Street Foundation

Curator in Residence, August 2016 – August 2017

Curated and produced four art group exhibitions and accompanying public programs, featuring national and local contemporary artists. Managed new commissions, developed essays and didactics, maintained an exhibition budget, and coordinated the shipping, handling and insurance of artworks. Commissioned original writing and oversaw nearly 25 writers and two copy editors. Developed and built a project website, established social media strategy, and wrote copy for marketing and press purposes. 


Creative Time

Summit Coordinator, March 2015 – June 2016

Managed the production of two iterations The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, at the Venice Biennale and Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls
High School. Oversaw approximately 130 artists and presenters, assisting them with presentation and workshop development as well as coordinating logistics. Supervised the conference administration and event production, which includes staffing and scheduling for over 50 staff, interns, and volunteers, stage management, interfacing with public audiences, and liaising with caterers, A/V technicians, and theater staff. 



Manager of Educational Initiatives, September 2014 – March 2015

Produced Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education, a large-scale conference, including program development, venue and A/V management, staffing and scheduling, and budget oversight. Developed partnerships with aligned museums, community-based organizations, and public schools for long-term collaboration. 


Museum of Modern Art

Family Programs Educator, October 2012 – June 2014

Worked with multi-generational groups in the MoMA Art Lab space, engaging audiences across all ages with content from the collection.


Art Institute of Chicago

Family & Community Programs Assistant, August 2010 – July 2012

Assisted with the administrative and production of family programs in the museum and off-site community programs. Managed interns and volunteers and maintained departmental organization systems.


Nick Cave Studio

Studio Assistant, February 2011 – July 2011

Assisted with the production of sculptural works for exhibitions.



New York University

MA in Visual Arts Administration, May 2014

Emphasis in Curatorial & Exhibition Studies

Thesis on Curating through Public Programming: Collaborating with Artists to Foster Engagement


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA in Studio Art, May 2010

Emphasis in fiber & material studies and film, video, & new media