Ashley Gibson is the White Box Coordinator. Gibson is a curator and contemporary art historian hailing from the Los Angeles area. She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in art history from The University of Texas at Austin. Her past experience includes manager of Graeter Art Gallery in Portland, adjunct professor at Portland State University, and visual arts curatorial intern at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Prior to arriving in Portland, she worked as a curator at the Mills International Center in Eugene and as the Laurel Award Curatorial Fellow at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon where she developed and executed a number of exhibitions and related programing including Diaspora, Identity and Race: Cuba Today. Gibson’s interests include video art, new media, and intersections between art and cinema.
Kate Wagle, professor of art and White Box Advisory Committee Chair, is Administrative Director of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in Portland. She exhibits her artwork internationally, lectures and leads workshops throughout the country and in Asia. Her work has been the subject of numerous articles and reviews, and she was awarded a regional artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She also writes for periodicals in her field, and serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Prior to her appointment in Portland, Professor Wagle served from 1999 to 2008 as Head of the Department of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She taught previously at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, New Mexico State University, Montana State University, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, and Portland State University. She received her graduate degree in art from Arizona State University.