- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
Karen Moss is an art historian, curator and educator who is currently Interim Chair/Adjunct Professor in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty in the USC Roski Curatorial Practices MA program. At Otis she is also curatorial consultant for Talking to Action, a multi-platform exhibition of social practice artists from Latin America and Los Angeles that will be at the Ben Maltz Gallery as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative. Her curatorial career has including positions in museums and art schools including MOCA LA, Orange County Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, SFMoMA, and the Whitney Museum, among others. Moss holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from UCSC, and received her MA and PhD in art history from USC.