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Maria Seda-Reeder

Curator, writer, and contemporary art lecturer

Curator, writer, and contemporary art lecturer Maria Seda-Reeder uses language as a bridge for critical discourse; collaging her various skills on behalf of artists, institutions, collectives, and nonprofits. She believes in the power of contemporary art to both reflect the past and inform the future.

Seda-Reeder has organized exhibitions at The Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), The Lexington Art League (Lexington, KY), KMAC Museum (Louisville, KY), LMAK Books+Design (New York, NY), ProArts (Oakland, CA), Salisbury University Art Galleries (Salisbury, MD), The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center (Covington, KY), Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Hamilton, OH), The Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), The Ohio Art Council's Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH), and The Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), .

For more than a decade, she covered the work of living artists for such online and print publications as CityBeat, Epicenter Magazine, Cincinnati Art Museum Member Magazine, Acrylic Artist, Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magazine, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Her essays have likewise been published in artist books and exhibition catalogues such as Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women’s Marches, Tracy Featherstone: Fantastical Landscapes, and Cincinnati Five.

Lecturing as an Annualized Adjunct Instructor for the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design Architecture Art and Planning, Seda-Reeder also serves as Exhibition Coordinator at Wave Pool Gallery and has an active independent curatorial practice. She holds a BA in History, MA in Art History, and Certificate in Museum Studies.