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DECEMBER 14, 2015 Catherine Opie Elected to Warhol Foundation Board

Contact: Joel Wachs, President, 212.387.7555
Julie Spielman, Executive Assistant, julie@ warholfoundation.org

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts today announced the election of artist Catherine Opie to the Warhol Foundation Board of Directors. Joel Wachs, President of the Warhol Foundation, said, ”Cathy Opie’ s distinguished work as an artist, educator and arts leader will greatly assist the Foundation in imaginatively carrying out Andy Warhol’ s wish to nurture and support the visual arts.”

Opie’ s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world, including a mid - career survey at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center, the Walker Art Center, the MCA Chicago and the Photographer’ s Gallery in London. She is currently Professor of Photography at UCLA and a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.