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M.A. Art Market: Practices and Principles

Fashion Institute of Technology

expected May 2014, Summa Cum Laude

Thesis Project: Navigating the Gray Area: The Contextual Shifts of Graffiti and Street Art in the Contemporary Art World Through the Lens of HOW and NOSM

 

B.A. Art History (double minor Philosophy and Black Studies)

Fairfield University

May 2011, Cum Laude

Independent Project: The Philosophical and Social Roots of Civil Rights Art and Avant-Garde Jazz

Thesis Project: The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and its Influence on the Performing Arts: Interpreted by Gluck, Balanchine, and Camus

 

work experience

Gallery Director - WALLWORKS NEW YORK

August 2014 - present

  • curate exhibitions

  • oversee all press material

  • conduct sales

  • manage gallery space

  • schedule all events in gallery space

 

Artist Liaison - John CRASH Matos

May 2011 - present

  • social media strategist for artist to create strong online presence

  • oversee all written material for the artist

  • assist in installation of local exhibitions

  • sales

  • manage ongoing inventory project of artist professional and private collections

 

Special Project Manager - Jonathan LeVine Gallery

July 2013 - September 2013

  • oversaw mural projects in DUMBO (DALeast, Faith47, Shepard Fairey, and Eltono)

  • liaised between gallery director, contributing artists, and city officials in Brooklyn

  • assisted with installation and maintaining gallery space for the duration of the exhibition

 

Exhibition Coordinator/Curator - Antiquorum USA

July 2012 - October 2012

  • worked in conjunction with artist to create theme and focus of exhibition

  • communicated directly with PR department for press releases and social media outreach

  • liaised between artist and all department heads

  • coordinated shipping, installation and de-installation of exhibition

  • managed gallery space for duration of exhibition run

  • sales

 

Creative Consultant Intern - SLP Art, Culture & Commerce

March 2012 - June 2012

  • assisted with all clients pretaining to SLP Creative Consulting

  • oversaw and maintained all client folders

  • aided in first step of creating new website and online presence

  • basic reception taks

 

Gallery Intern - C24 Gallery

August 2011 - November 2011

  • maintained ArtBase rolodex

  • office reception tasks

  • greeted visitors and offer information about the gallery and represented artists

  • support gallery director and manager in everyday tasks

 

Gallery Intern - Thomas J. Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University

September 2009 - February 2010

  • worked with director on concept of exhibition

  • credited as curator of exhibition

  • wrote and edited contracts and consignment forms

  • wrote catalog for exhibition (later published)

 

Pop Up Gallery Intern - Hellenbeck Gallery

May 2009 - July 2009

  • assisted with installation of exhibition

  • functioned as translator for gallery owners

  • front desk

  • operated as tour guide for personal parties

languages

 

basic html

english

spanish

french

skills

 

filemaker pro

adobe suite

social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr)

microsoft office

art handling

art appraisal