A New Global View at the Print Center: Ksenia Nouril Named the Jensen Bryan Curator

The Print Center recently named Ksenia Nouril as the new Jensen Bryan Curator, acknowledging a transformational gift from supporters Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan. With a PhD in Art History from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, Nouril has a history of curating teams dedicated to researching, cataloging, and interpreting modernist photographic history.

The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Rittenhouse Square and a Global Philadelphia Association member, was founded in 1915 as The Print Club, one of the first venues in this country dedicated to the appreciation of prints, the organization supported the "dissemination, study, production, and collection of works by printmakers, American and foreign." In 1942, The Print Center donated its collection of prints to the Philadelphia Museum of Art forming the core of their fledgling print department.

Today, the Center presents changing exhibitions that highlight established and emerging, local, national, and international contemporary artists. 

As the new curator, Nouril will participate in planning exhibitions for Philadelphia artist Amze Emmons and Macedonian artist Ivanco Talevski and will oversee the 94th ANNUAL International Competition

When asked about her new exciting and prestigious position, Nouril said, “I am honored and excited to be the new Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, a historic and beloved institution with immense potential to engage diverse audiences and affect contemporary art practices both within and far beyond Philadelphia. I look forward to developing progressive programming that fosters collaboration among colleagues, expands audiences, and supports critical dialogues that are relevant to and reflective of art and society today.”

With Nouril’s experience, it will be exciting to see what the future holds for the Print Center.

Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association