As senior curator at the Storm King Art Center, Nora Lawrence organizes and co-organizes exhibitions for Storm King, including Indicators: Artists on Climate Change (2018), among the first major museum exhibitions about climate change. Since joining the Art Center in 2011, Lawrence founded a yearly exhibition program devoted to emerging and mid-career artists (Outlooks), and created a partnership between Storm King and Shandaken Projects that established Storm King’s first-ever artist residency.
Prior to joining Storm King, Lawrence worked in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked on a number of exhibitions, including Ernesto Neto: Navedenga (2010), which she co-curated; Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008); and Focus: Picasso Sculpture (2008) among others. She has also worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City.
Lawrence is on the Advisory Council for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, a 2019-20 Visiting Critic in the MFA program at Columbia University, and has taught courses at MoMA, the School of Visual Arts, and the University of Southern California. She holds a BA from Pomona College, an MA from the University of Southern California, and an M.Phil. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.