August 7, 2023

Miranda Metcalf

The Institute for Electronic Arts is excited to announce its new Director Miranda Metcalf. Miranda comes to us from Santa Fe, New Mexico where she was a curator at Turner Carroll Gallery and the Founding Director of Print Santa Fe. This appointment marks a profound change in the IEA as she will be the first director in its 26-year history that is not one of the founding Co-Directors: Peer Bode, Joseph Scheer, and Jessie Shefrin. 

Miranda received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Washington and her master’s in art history at the University of Arizona. Her extensive international experiences include her work at Cicada Press, the fine print publishing studio located within The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. There she developed the communications side of the press through building their first website, managing their social media presence, and cataloging their extensive archive. In Bangkok, Thailand she was the director of S.A.C. Gallery. An institution which shows contemporary Thai artists in its 5000 square feet of exhibition space as well as in several international art fairs a year. There she had a team of ten answering directly to her, who all worked together to produce public programming and 12 exhibitions a year.  

She is most often known as the founder of Hello, Print Friend, a weekly podcast in which she interviews artists about their history and practice. The podcast has published over 200 episodes, featured guests from over 30 countries, and has three-quarters of a million lifetime downloads. Still going strong after five years, Hello, Print Friend remains the number one podcast dedicated to print media and multiples. 

The IEA looks forward to Miranda’s leadership as we continue our decades-strong residency program, groundbreaking print and new media exhibitions, international programming, and sought-after workshops as well as establishing new projects and initiatives under her direction.  

Director Metcalf with Director Emeritus Scheer.