The Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, has appointed Chad Dawkins, associate director of Texas State Galleries at Texas State University, as its new director of exhibitions. He succeeds Mary Mikel Stump, who stepped down in April after a two-year term. Dawkins will take up the post on July 5.
Dawkins worked as a studio technician at Artpace from 2010 to 2015 and served as the interim gallery director of Texas State Galleries from 2015 to 2016. His curatorial projects at the arts space include “2017 Joey Fauerso: Pretend This Is a Trap” and “2016 Monica Haller, Objects for Deployment / Veterans Book Project.” He also lectures at the Southwest School and Texas State, and writes for a number of publications including Glasstire and Art Lies, a quarterly magazine dedicated to contemporary art.