Artist, Art Handler, Gallery Assistant

Resume posted by Ccolgan630 in Museum and Gallery.

Desired position type: Full-Time


Courtney Colgan graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010 with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History. Since graduation she has held several positions in the art world all of which have contributed to her knowledge of safe and proper art handling, as well as gallery operations, and art events.



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting May 2010
Art History Minor

•Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY. 2008-2010
•Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute. Utica, NY. 2006-2008.

• Pratt Institute Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2006-2008 at Munson Williams Proctor
• Pratt Institute Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2008-2010 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn


Professional Experience

Mana Contemporary. Foreman, Driver, Art Handler Jersey City, NJ November 2011-August 2013
•Successfully managed a crew on various types of challenging jobs including pickups and deliveries, studio moves, wrapping, installations and de-installations while working personally with the client.
•Familiarity with warehouse and truck procedures as well as Bills of Lading and related documents.
•Experience installing and curating in galleries, art fairs, corporate facilities and residential homes.
•Inspected and photographed artwork, antiques, and furniture in order to determine the condition and add to inventory.
•Wrapped artwork for storage and transportation with correct packing materials depending upon the medium, surface, and fragility of the work.

Fine Artist Francine Tint. Artist Assistant. Manhattan, NY January 2011-July 2011.
•Maintained the studio, ordered supplies, stretched canvas, photographed artwork and created an artwork database in order to digitally organize a lifetime of artwork.
•Attended to the needs of clients and galleries that Ms. Tint partnered with: preparing and packaging artwork, picking up/dropping off artwork, handling e-mail, contracts, and gallery paperwork.
•Completed research and artwork submissions in regards to group shows, art fairs, and other related events that benefited Ms. Tint.

Lana Santorelli Gallery. (Internship) Manhattan, NY October 2010-January 2011
•Completed research on artists and exhibits in order to conduct tours and discuss exhibits with guests.
•Worked with artists and gallery curator in choosing work for shows, installing shows and running openings.
* Promoted to Gallery Assistant/Art Handler after completion of internship. January 2011-September 2012

The Stephen J. Capestro Theater at Roosevelt Park. Scenic Artist. Edison, NJ May 2010-August 2010
•Painting Scenery, Backdrops, and Props. Drawing templates, and making models. Worked with a team of painters in a studio environment. Familiar with day-to-day operations and maintenance of the studio.

Office of the Registrar at Pratt Institute. Office Assistant. Brooklyn, NY October 2008-May 2010
•Knowledge of office practices and procedures; recordkeeping systems; office machine operation;
•Worked with student transcripts, student scheduling, and reviewed final documents.
•Ability to work under minimal supervision, and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.


  • •Excellent ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned tasks and responsibilities which include walking, standing for extended periods of time, lifting up to fifty pounds, driving a box truck, and
  • operating a forklift.
  • •Knowledge of and experience with hand tools, technical and practical aspects of painting & packing materials, building and

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