Dr. Gerald Mead is an independent curator, art collector and arts writer who recently retired from teaching in the Art & Design Department at SUNY Buffalo State College. He is a leading authority on WNY art and received his MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo. A former longtime curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Mead is an appointed member of the Buffalo Arts Commission, serves on several art committees and boards in the region and frequently juries local and national art exhibitions.
His own artwork is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman Museum, Castellani Art Museum, Oregon State University, Sprint Foundation, and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Santa Fe, NM among others. Mead’s works have been in museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the US and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Poland, and Russia and are published in six collegiate textbooks. He has also lectured on his work at Cambridge University, Chautauqua Institution and several SUNY Colleges and Universities and received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.