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Ilene Segalove papers, 1964-2017

Segalove, Ilene, 1950-

Conceptual artist, Performance artist, Video artist

Collection Information

Size: 4.4 Linear feet; 6.06 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 4.4 linear feet and 6.06 gigabytes and date from 1964 to 2017. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material including resumes, certificates, and address lists; correspondence with family and friends; writings; and teaching files from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The bulk of the collection consists of project and exhibition files for both solo works and works in collaboration with Lowell Darling, and printed material. Also included are photographic materials such as snapshots of exhibition openings and slides of artwork; and artwork, primarily artist notebooks and video art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ilene Segalove (1950-) is a feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist in Santa Barbara, California. She studied fine arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara and communication arts at Loyola Marymount University. In much of her work, Segalove examines "familiar things," making quasi-documentaries about her experiences and her family. She has been featured in several exhibitions, particularly in California and New York, and her works are included in collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.


The Ilene Segalove papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ilene Segalove in 2018 and 2019.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.