Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

On January 13, 2020

In 2016 Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson retired from  her position as the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. She was responsible for the Museum’s collection of Northwest art from the late 19th century through the present. Her duties included research, documentation, building the collection, and presenting exhibitions based upon the collection and work by artists living in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. She curated the APEX series of contemporary northwest artists annually and curated the biennial Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition.  Laing-Malcolmson was president of Oregon College of Art & Craft from 2000 to 2010 and served from 1994-2000 as the executive director of Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana. She also was director of academic affairs and admission at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon from 1981-1987. Laing-Malcolmson was born in Seattle; she has a BFA in Painting from the PNCA and an MFA in Painting from Montana State University.