Recently retired as Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, Oldknow is credited with the curation of the inaugural display of the Museum’s Contemporary Art + Design Wing, the largest space in the world devoted to the display and demonstration of contemporary art and design in glass. She also oversaw the complete reinstallation of the galleries with modern and contemporary glass from 1900-2000.
Prior to her tenure at the Corning Museum, Oldknow held curatorial and advisory positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, and the Seattle Art Museum. She holds a B.A. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.