Martabel Wasserman is an artist, writer and curator living in Santa Cruz, CA. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Art and Art History at Stanford University where she is working on a dissertation on representations of Alcatraz. She received her MFA from UC Irvine and BA from Harvard University. Solo exhibitions include “Rethinking Ecology” as part of the Museum of Art and History’s CommonGround Biennial in Santa Cruz and “Seashell Aesthetics” at Human Resources in Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include Pitzer College Art Galleries, Robert Berman Gallery and Elephant Art Space. Wasserman has curated several exhibitions at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, CA, where she previously worked as the Curator of Community Engagement. Other curatorial projects have been exhibited at Human Resources, CA Cinefamily Theater, Maloney Fine Arts in and the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. She has published in The Burlington Magazine, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest and Simon and Fraser's Comparative Media Arts Journal.