Rita Gonzalez is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. From 2005-2006, she served as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orange County Museum of Art. From 2002-2004, she was the Coordinator of Arts Projects at the University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center, where she contributed to A Ver: Revisioning Art History, the first arts monograph series devoted to Latino artists. From 2001-2002, she provided editorial and research support to Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Mike Kelley. She has taught at several Los Angeles universities, including California Institute of the Arts, University of California, Irvine, and University of Southern California. Gonzalez received a C. Phil. from University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA from University of California, San Diego.