Here is a quick list I made in 2013 for a new curator of art by disabled people. I was hoping to bring her into a more Disability Art perspective. This list might have helped a little as she used a representation of disability in the promotional materials. Unfotunately, she left the position soon after.
Disability and Art Resources, August 31, 2013
Tobin Sieber, Disability Theories, http://www.amazon.com/Disability-Theory-Corporealities-Discourses/dp/0472050397/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374075832&sr=1-1
Everyone in the disability and humanities seems to be treating this as the bible. In particular those in the arts regard it highly.
Bodies of Work in Chicago is a network of museums and academic programs promoting disability and the arts. http://bodiesofworkchicago.org/ Festival was at the end of May. The schedule is at http://www.bodiesofworkchicago.org/festival/festival-schedule.html
Human Beings II, was a show of 2d work curated by Riva Lehrer at the Festival, http://www.bodiesofworkchicago.org/festival/event-description/38-festival-event/33-woman-made-gallery-human-being-ii.html. You can still see the images at http://womanmade.org/show.html?type=group&gallery=humansbeing2013&pic=1
National Arts and Disability Center, UCLA, http://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc
Disability Arts Online reports on the rich Disability art scene in the UK, http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/
Amanda (Cachia) Gambrell is a curator, http://www.amandacachia.com/ . Podcast interview is at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/telling-our-disability-stories/id484686470 Amanda’s now getting her PhD at UC San Diego. She’s done some knockout work:
Medusa’s Mirror is the show I told you about. It had great artists and the gallery was well designed, http://proartsgallery.org/exhibitions/2011_medusa.php
What Can a Body Do? was in Haverford, http://exhibits.haverford.edu/whatcanabodydo/
Her newest is Cripping Cyberspace: A Contemporary Virtual Art Exhibition, http://www.commonpulse.ca/
Betsy Bayha directed a documentary, "Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott" I thought it was skillfully done, focusing on the art and artist with her disability experiences as background.
Chris Smit, http://smitwork.com/ has just started a journal on disability and art.
Some artists I really like:
Lisa Bufano is the dancer that impressed me along with Alice Sheppard at the Bodies of Work dance performance in Chicago. She died in 2013.
Sandie Yi has done some powerful pieces with Crip Couture, http://cripcouture.org/Artist.asp?ArtistID=33180&Akey=56CFLP9D
I get a kick out of Laura Swanson’s work, in particular her photographs, http://www.lauraswanson.com/
Katherine Sherwood is probably the best known artist in this group. She’s a prof at UC Berkeley, http://katherinesherwood.com/
I’m sure you’ve seen the LEAD conference at the Kennedy Center. If not, http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/conference.html
DS-HUM, the disability humanities listserv is moderated and has mostly academics, but also many artists, https://listserv.umd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=ds-hum&A=1
Wikipedia entry on Disability Art is well written and informative as of 1/19/2016, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability_art
My website and blog has info about the various art projects I’m doing or have done, http://AboutDisability.com and http://AboutDisability.com/commentary
Disability Arts Lecture Series at the de Young Museum, San Francisco
March 28, 2009 Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 2009
Goin' to the Dance: Disability & Desire Disability Culture Presentation. Anthony Tusler, Piazzoni Mural Room
October 2, 2010 Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 2010
Toulouse-Lautrec and Disability Culture Anthony Tusler, The paintings and posters of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as deciphered by 21st-century disability culture. Piazzoni Mural Room
Live Nude Girl written and performed by Ann Colby Stocking, Koret Auditorium
March 31, 2012 Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 2012
From the Doctor’s Office to the Art Gallery: Sandie Yi’s Radical Vision of Beauty, Sandie Yi, Amanda Cachia, and Anthony Tusler, Koret Auditorium
October 13, 2012
Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels Amanda Cachia with introduction by Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Koret Auditorium
May 25, 2013
Rembrandt's Beggars and the Representation of Disability and Poverty Susan Schweik, Koret Auditorium