About Katherine Aimone

Katherine Aimone earned her MA in art history from Florida State University in the early 1980s and began a career in museum work, serving as Curator at the DeLand Museum of Art (now the Museum of Florida Art), where she attracted high-profile artists such as Faith Ringgold and Miriam Schapiro. Later, as the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida from 1988 to early 1991, she worked on the exhibitions for the new museum building, including solo exhibition of the work of James Rosenquist.

Her professional trek then took her to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she served as Director of the Hot Springs Arts Center. In 1993, she returned to North Carolina for the position of Curator of Exhibitions at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. She created and managed changing exhibitions, attended to the permanent collection, and produced publications for exhibitions, working with artists such as Harvey Littleton, the “father” of the studio glass movement.

In 1997, she moved to Florida to serve as the interim director of The DeLand Museum (now the Museum of Florida Art) prior to being contacted by Lark Books/Sterling Publishing (NY) to serve one of their editors. She returned to Asheville in 1998.

Due to her work as an editor and writer for Lark Books, her name is on the cover of many books, including The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art (2004), a collection of 40 essays by Aimone about various artists. Over the years, she has also written essays for numerous exhibition catalogues as well as arts-related articles for newspapers and magazines.

In 2003, she curated a retrospective of the work of artist Tim Murray, Changing Perspectives, at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina and wrote the essay for the exhibition catalogue which covers the artist’s career. In 2007, she was asked to write the catalogue essay for Black/White/Red All Over, an exhibition of the tapesty work of Micala Sidore shown at The New Hampshire Institute of Art. In 2011, after forming ArtsWrite, photographer Lee Dunkel requested her assistance with a book about her work, and she completed an essay on 25 years of Lee’s work and served as editor the book. In 2012, she wrote and produced a catalogue on the work of abstract painter Beau Wild, and most recently, she has written an essay on the mosaic work of Jacqueline Iskander.

Since 2001, she and her husband Steven Aimone have owned and operated Aimone Art Services. The company provides workshops, coaching, critique, and writing for artists. ArtsWrite is a division of Aimone Art Services.

The couple lives in Asheville, North Carolina during the winter and in Rockland, Maine during the summer. Both are painters and writers.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Art History and Criticism, Concentration: 20th-century American Art
Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL; 1988
Thesis: Miriam Schapiro: The Reconciliation of Art and Feminism

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art (Painting) and German
Georgia Southern University; 1978
Studies abroad:  Courses in painting and art history in Cortona, Italy; University of Georgia, 1977
Courses in German language in Erlangen, Germany; Georgia State University, 1978

PROFESSIONAL

Writer/Editor
Aimone Art Services
2002- 20011: Co-owner of Aimone Art Services,
www.aimoneartsservices.com

Lark Books /Sterling Publishing
Editor

March 1998- August 2004 (full-time); freelance books, September 2004-March 2007

Arts Administration
Interim Executive Director
DeLand Museum of Art; DeLand, FL
October 1997- March 1998

Curator
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Folk Art Center; Asheville, NC
October 1993- April 1997

Executive Director/Curator
Hot Springs Arts Center; Hot Springs, Arkansas
February 1991- August 1993

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Polk Museum of Art; Lakeland, FL
June 1988- January 1991

Curator of Art
The DeLand Museum of Art; DeLand, FL
October 1984- April 1988

PUBLICATIONS

Exhibition Catalogues
Lee Dunkel: Photographer; Multi-use catalogue for shows in Florida at Arts on Douglas, Crealde School of Art, and Museum of Arts and Sciences, 2011
Black + White + Red All Over: a series of 47 tapestries by Micala Sidore; New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, 2008
Tim Murray: Changing Perspectives (1960-2003); Brevard College Gallery, Brevard, NC, 2003
The Beaded Object: An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Beadwork; Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 1996
The Chair Show: A National Juried Exhibition; Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 1995
Gifts: An Exhibit of Beauty and Cultural History; Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 1995
Generations: Harvey Littleton, John Littleton and Kate Vogel; Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 1995
Dualities and Dichotomies: The Works of John Briggs; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1990
Selections from the Roth Collection of Works on Paper: Pattern and Decoration; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1990
Akiko Sugiyama: Paper Play; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1990
Jeffrey Kronsnoble: A Retrospective, 1964- 1988; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1990
William King: Sculpture; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1989
A Century of American Painting: 1840-1940; The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, 1988
Trappings; DeLand Museum of Art, FL, October 1986
Collaboration Works/Miriam Schapiro: Women in Art; DeLand Museum of Art, FL, 1985

Selected Articles
“Journeys of the Soul: Betsey Sterling Benjamin,” Fiberarts Magazine, April/May 2007
“The Abstract Journals of Angela Moll and Si-Yun Chang,” Fiberarts Magazine, November/December 2006
“Rickie Wesbrooks’ Flora and Fauna in Tapestry,” Fiberarts Magazine, March/April, 2003
“Jorie Johnson: Coaxing Fashion from Felt,” Fiberarts Magazine, March/April 2002.
“Ana Lisa Hedstrom: The Artist as Teacher,” Fiberarts Magazine, March/April, 2000

Selected Books
Mixed Media Journaling, Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, 2009
The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art (40 photo essays on individual artists), Lark Books/Sterling Publishing , 2004
Stylish Screens, Lark Books/Sterling, 2003
Creative Collage, Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, 2002