Kathy Rae Huffman is a freelance curator, networker and media art collector. She has held curatorial posts at the Long Beach Museum of Art, The ICA Boston, and Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK). She was Professor of Electronic Arts at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. From 1990, she was based in Vienna, then in Northern England and lastly in Berlin until 2013. Huffman currently resides in Ventura County, Southern California.
During her ex-pat era she wrote about, consulted for, and presented special programs and coordinated events for a variety of international media art festivals and organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. Her research has focused on female environments in the Internet, as well as the history of artists’ television. Huffman co-founded the online community for women, FACES: Gender/Technology/Art, ongoing since 1997.
Her current curatorial project is Enhanced Vision – Digital Video, an online exhibition for the SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community http://enhanced-vision.siggraph.org.
Huffman curated Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999, for the Long Beach Museum of Art in 2011. The exhibition, publication and research was supported by the Getty Research Institute as part of the Pacific Standard Time initative. Huffman was international curator for ISEA2009, Belfast and project curator for Transitland: Video art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009. She was awarded an MFA (summa cum laude) in Exhibition Design from California State University Long Beach in 1980, where she also completed the graduate course in Museum Studies.