Elaine A. King is Professor Emerita at Carnegie Mellon University where she taught the History of Art, Art Criticism, and Museum Studies. Her Interdisciplinary PhD in Art History and Theory is from Northwestern University. King’s concentration is on Post-1945 American art and culture. American University selected her to be the Distinguished Art Historian in the International Program in Italy. In 2007 she was the guest curator for the Mari Mater O’Neill retrospective at the Museum of Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico for which she compiled a bi-lingual catalogue. King was a Senior Research Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and in 2000-01. She was Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, [1993-1995] and the Director and Curator of the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery [1985-1992]. King is a member of the Association of International Art Critics and regularly has given papers at international congresses as well as at the College Art Association, School of The Visual Arts, American Culture Conference.