Portrait by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez | Artwork by Lani Asunción, "Isle of the Blessed" photo by Sasha Pedro

J.R. Uretsky

Curator of Lani Asunción: Duty-free Paradise

J.R. Uretsky is an artist, performer, musician, and art curator living in Providence, Rhode Island. Uretsky has over fifteen years of experience organizing, designing, and installing exhibitions. Uretsky worked as the curator at the New Bedford Art Museum, where they exhibited Pete Souza (Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama) and Academy Award-winning (Black Panther, 2019) costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Their artwork and writing have been published in print, online, and video journals such as Headmaster Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Gaga Stigmata, Big Red & Shiny, and ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art. Uretsky earned degrees from Biola University, the University of Connecticut, and Harvard University.