Summer Guthery is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder and director of JOAN, a not-for-profit exhibition space focusing on emerging and underrepresented artists. Prior to JOAN she was a curator at LAXART which brought her to Los Angeles from New York City in 2013. In NYC, she was the assistant curator of Performa Biennial 2013 and a research associate for the 2009 & 2011 biennials. In 2014, she was chosen as the curator-in-residence at Disjecta Art Center in Portland, Oregon programming 9-months of exhibitions and performances. From 2009 - 2011 she attended Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies completing a Master of Arts program in Curatorial Studies. In 2010, she founded the independent curatorial project, The Chrysler Series, presenting readings, screenings and performances in an upper floor office of the Chrysler building. Her writings can been seen in Artforum, ArtReview, Art in America, and Frieze among others.