Director, Sheldon Art Galleries
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales is Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis where she curates exhibitions, directs educational programs, and fundraises for six gallery spaces devoted to photography, architecture, jazz history, St. Louis artists and collections, and children’s art. Publications and essays include My Nature: Works with Paper by Kiki Smith (St. Louis Art Museum[SLAM],1999), Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century (SLAM, 1997), and Photography in Modern Europe: The Spring 1996 Bulletin of The Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM 1996), Currents 81: Glenn Ligon (SLAM, 2000), To Unseal the Deeper Nature in Inge Morath, (Prestel and Kunsthalle, Vienna, 1999), Josephine Baker: Image and Icon (Reedy Press and the Sheldon, 2006), Imagining the Founding of St. Louis (Sheldon, 2013); Ralston Crawford and Jazz (Sheldon, 2011); Larry Fink: Attraction and Desire – 50 years in Photography (Sheldon, 2011) and Secrets of Real Estate: John Gossage (Sheldon, 2008) Traveling exhibitions include Josephine Baker: Image and Icon, (to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2006) and Ralston Crawford and Jazz, (to the New Orleans Museum of Art, 2012). Lahs-Gonzales has taught the history of photography at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she was Adjunct Assistant Professor. Also a practicing artist, she has exhibited her work in St. Louis, Chicago, London, Taipei and Tokyo.
Reviewing Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.