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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

Summary: The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 4.4 linear feet 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 material such as snapshots of exhibition openings and slides of artwork; and artwork, primarily artist notebooks and video art. There is an addition to this collection donated 2019 that includes radio commentary pieces by Ilene Segalove produced for National Public Radio including three cassettes of Dogtales, Bodyparts, Radio Verite and two DAT tapes of other selected pieces.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ilene Segalove (1950-) is a feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist in Santa Barbara, California.


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.