Haley Clouser is the Assistant Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art (SCAD MOA), as well as an independent curator and writer. Her practice focuses on decolonial strategies; institutional critique; the role of history and the archive in contemporary art; craft and materiality; women and gender studies; environmentalism; capitalist and labor systems; as well as experimental curatorial approaches.

Previously, she was the Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. At deCordova and the Fruitlands Museum, she curated permanent collection exhibitions, organized contemporary art installations, and commissioned special projects. She assisted her colleagues with realizing exhibitions, including the New England Triennial 2022 and New Formations. Haley was also the curatorial lead for deCordova’s upcoming iteration of the outdoor exhibition, Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days (originally curated by Public Art Fund and Daniel S. Palmer); the 2022 PLATFORM Billboard installation of Rosemary Laing; and other gallery exhibitions and outdoor commissions.

Previously, she was the Exhibitions Research Assistant for The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse (2021) curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at which time, she also assisted with the permanent collection and gallery rotations. After receiving her MA in Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was awarded the Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellowship (2019-2020) to develop and collaborate on the gallery exhibition American Land, American People led by VMFA curator Johannah Minich. She has also held internships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, among others.

Haley’s writing has been published in Burnaway and NUMBER, INC., and has been recently recognized for an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. In 2018, she presented at the University of Oregon’s “Contested Memories” research symposium and the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) conference in Barcelona, Spain. Her curatorial projects have included public art collaborations in Virginia, with forthcoming group exhibitions in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 across the United States. Haley lives and works in Savannah, GA.


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