Founder and president of ART PLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL, an art consulting firm.
The Harvard Business School:
Art was purchased for all of the buildings on the campus.Each building had its individuality. Art installations were curated to adjust to each building. Emerging artists, established artists, folk art and crafts were all used.
717 Fifth Avenue:
Art exhibitions were curated on a monthly bases for a lobby which ran from 54th to 55th street. Each exhibition ran for one month. Each show had it’s own topic. Art was curated from galleries, private collections and directly from artists.
Bank Of America:
Art exhibitions were put on in their Palm Beach head office for a six month period spanning four years. Shows were brought in from europe. Art was purchased for the head quarters to reflect the states where Bank of America had offices.
Major Stuart Davis exhibitions were held at three museums in Japan. Work curated included paintings from the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum and the National Gallery.
The Naples Museum, Florida:
Art Placement International was selected by CBS to show art which would be seen in the museum after seeing the film on 911.
The Glucksman Museum, Ireland.
Chinese art from the cultural revolution was shown at the museum. This show generated one of the largest attendance's to date.
The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, Florida
As a trustee and head of the art program a variety of exhibitions were planned. Orientalist art was shown as well as emerging artists. All were curated by Art Placement International.
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida.
717 Fifth Avenue: Each of the monthly exhibitions were accompanied by talks.
Bank of America, monthly talks were given before each exhibition.
Art News Conference. For several years, Cynthia Gibbons was on their art panel.
Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, arts writer, and educator who received
her curatorial training at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She is aspecialist in the fields of craft and design and has explored objects and
environments that define the California lifestyle and culture through publications
and exhibitions, among them Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985 (Craft
in America with The Getty Foundation, 2011) and California Design: The Legacy
of West Coast Crafts and Style (Chronicle Books, 2004). Lauria is the organizer
of museum-based surveys and national touring exhibitions, several of which have
received major support through the National Endowment for the Arts,
the William Penn Foundation, NEA American Masterpieces Grant, Pasadena Art Alliance,
and Japan Foundation.
Lauria has authored more than sixteen major publications in the field of craft and
design and has directed filmed documentaries on the lives of artists. She
received the 2016 American Ceramic Circle Book Award for Ralph Bacerra:
Exquisite Beauty (Otis College of Art and Design, 2015), and the Silver Muse
Award for the hour-long documentary Color and Fire (Museum
Associates/LACMA, 2000) from the American Association of Museums.
Additionally, as Mentor Faculty at Otis College of Art and Design, she has guided
students in their artistic pursuits and has contributed meaningfully to the