LYNDA FORSHA BLANCHARD
Lynda Forsha is an independent curator and art advisor who works with private collectors and corporate clients, advising them on art acquisitions.
Since 2011 she has served as Project Curator for Murals of La Jolla.
From (1979-1993) Forsha was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and from (1988-1993) she served as head of the museum’s curatorial department. During her tenure at MCASD, she originated over thirty major exhibitions and commissioned numerous temporary and permanent works of art. Selected exhibitions curated by Forsha include Anish Kapoor(1992), Ann Hamilton (1990), Markus Raetz (1990), Emilio Ambaz (1989), Mac Adams (1988), Judith Shea (1988), Jene Highstein (1986), Bill Woodrow (1986), Peter Lodato (1985), French Spirit Today(1984) and Carlos Almaraz (1983).
In 1993, she was appointed Director of inSITE94, a collaborative project of 38 nonprofit institutions that commissioned 78 temporary installations and site-specific works throughout the San Diego/Tijuana region.
From 2002 through 2005 she served as the Public Art Program Administrator for the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program. During her tenure she planned, coordinated and administered all phases of a wide variety of public art programs and projects. In addition, she was responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the Public Art Master Plan which resulted in the passage of a new ordinance governing the inclusion of public art in private development and in all new public works projects.
Other consulting projects include the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego; the Children’s Museum, San Diego and the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Forsha has also served as an advisor, recommending architects for institutional clients.
In 2008- 2009 Forsha served as a Director of the Gagosian Gallery and helped launch their new space in La Jolla, California.
Forsha received her B.A. in the History of Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979.