Raina Lampkins-Fielder, United States / France
Raina Lampkins-Fielder is a Paris-based curator and cultural programmer. She currently serves as a curator for the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that documents, preserves, and showcases art by African-American artists of the American South.
Formerly, she was the artistic director of the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris focusing on 20th century and contemporary American art and the deputy editor of SOME/THINGS Magazine, a bi-annual international curated arts and culture journal, and director of arts programming at SOME/THINGS SECRET Gallery in Paris. She was the director of academic advising at Paris College of Art (formerly Parsons Paris School of Art + Design). Previously, she served as Associate Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, overseeing education and public programs. She has worked for over 20 years in museums and cultural institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Raina has curated many exhibitions, served as a juror for artist residency programs, organized and participated in numerous academic conferences and has spoken widely on audience accessibility to the arts in the United States and abroad. Raina has a BA in English from Yale University and an MA in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge, England.