Museum / Gallery

Resume posted by swiggins00 in Museum and Gallery.
Desired position type: Full-Time.

swiggins00@hotmail.com
Tel:
323-896-0356
Mobile:
323-896-0356

Summary

Work experience includes museum, auction house and art studio assistance. Have great writing and communication skills.

Specialties

  • Published art criticism in US and UK arts publications

Skills

  • Microsoft platforms
  • Writing
  • Social Media platforms

Spoken Languages

  • English,
  • French,
  • Spanish

Education

UC Berkeley, B.A. English, 1984
Marlborough School, 1981

Experience

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Curatorial Assistant for the Department of European Painting and Sculpture
March 1993 – July 2001

• Functioned as the primary liaison between the two departmental curators and all
other museum departments.
• Coordinated with Press Office written/visual materials for press releases and the monthly members’ publication.
• Prepared didactic panels for department’s collection.
• Coordinated with Registrar’s Office the movement of objects for loans, conservation, photography and incoming possible acquisitions.
• Compiled written and photographic materials for docents touring visitors through the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
• Assisted preparing materials for proposed exhibitions, travelling exhibitions and their accompanying catalogs.
• Extensive travel arrangements and expense tracking.

Jim Shaw
Studio Assistant
December 1990 – January 1991
• Prepared hundreds of canvases for large-scale conceptual piece to be shown in Summer 1991, NY (Metro Pictures).
• Executed preparatory drawings for exhibits in New York (Whitney Bienniel), Milan, Nice and Los Angeles.
• Prepared and assisted in execution of large-scale work featuring silkscreens for Helter Skelter at MOCA.
• Assisted in preparing works of art for publication (Flash Art, ArtIssues).

Susan Martin Public Relations/Smart Art Press
Public Relations Assistant/Copy Writer
December 1990 – June 1991
Part-Time

• Prepared press releases promoting art galleries and non-profit charitable causes (including Amfar).
• Assisted in compiling fine art photography for books featuring the work of Baron de Meyer and George Hurrell in coordination with G. Ray Hawkins Gallery.
• Prepared monthly expense account reports, accounts payable and receivable.
• Converted and expanded national promotions database.
• Consulted with local press regarding features placement.

Christie’s
Assistant to Property Control
March 1987 – August 1990

• Liaison with all specialists, their departments and the LIC press.
• Oversaw the five stages of publication process for sales catalogues averaging roughly 14 catalogues per year.