Bill Arning is the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. After arriving in Texas in 2009, Arning organized solo exhibitions of Marc Swanson, Matthew Day Jackson and the late Stan VanDerBeek. Jackson and VanDerBeek were jointly organized with the MIT List Visual Arts Center where Arning was exhibitions curator from 2000-2009. At MIT he organized shows of AA Bronson, Cerith Wyn Evans and a retrospective of the Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. From 1985 to 1996Arning was director of White Columns in New York City where he organized groundbreaking first solo shows for many of the best known artists of his generation including John Currin, Marilyn Minter, Andres Serrano, Richard Phillips, Cady Noland and Jim Hodges among many others. Arning has written on art for journals such as Artforum, Art in America, and Parkett and multitudes of international museum publications. Arning is co-curating a career survey of renown painter Marilyn Minter with Elissa Auther and the MCA Denver in 2015.