Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she focuses on contemporary art, film and video, and art of the 1960s and 70s. Though Iles has created major museum survey shows of work by well-known artists such as Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and Sol Lewitt, she is regarded as a champion of younger, less-established artists.
Notable shows curated by Iles at the Whitney include “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1910-2016” (2016-17) and “Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977” (2001). She also co-curated the 2004 and 2006 Whitney Biennials.
In addition to her work at the Whitney, Iles teaches in the Fine Art Department at Columbia University and is a member of both the Graduate Committee at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the Integrated Media Arts Advisory Board at Hunter College. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of Art History at her alma mater, Bristol University, England.