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Wendy Olsoff

Wendy Gail Olsoff (born 1956) is an American curator, and gallery owner.

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Born in Brooklyn,she graduated from William Smith College in 1978 with a degree in English and an Art History minor.[citation needed]

With Penny Pilkington, she co-founded the PPOW Gallery in the East Village, Manhattan in 1983, which was the first wave of the East-Village Art Scene in New York City. In 1988 the gallery moved to Soho and in 2002 moved to Chelsea. P·P·O·W maintains a roster of artists including Carolee Schneemann, Martha Wilson, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong, Sarah Oppenheimer, Martin + Munoz, Portia Munson, Adam Putnam, Hunter Reynolds and Thomas Woodruff. She serves on the Council of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2012 Olsoff and Pilkington received a Visual AIDS Vanguard Award recognizing their work in the arts and commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy.[citation needed]

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