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Art Curator

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

Summary

I am a curator who works with contemporary local artists. Currently seeking event planning and program management positions.

Specialties

  • Customer Service,
  • Research

Skills

  • Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, NetSuite, Constant Contact

Education

University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Arts in Art History; GPA: 3.5

Experience

Jan 2012-August 2014 BLOC 11 & DIESEL CAFÉ, Somerville, MA
Art Curator
• Selected two artists monthly to be featured in cafes
• Organized calendar of arts events such as Staff Art Show, Art Market and more
• Managed Art Apprentices to execute hangings, takedowns and all finances
• Publicized through multiple media platforms

Nov 2013-August 2014 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA
Gallery Operator & Visitors Assistant
• Supervised staff and patrons in the galleries, maintaining safety and security of
artwork
• Hosted Spotlight talks to creatively engage visitors in coordination with the Education
Department
• Completed opening and closing tasks of museum galleries

Oct 2012-Feb 2013 DeCORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Assistant
• Managed multiple projects with Koch Curatorial Fellow and executed daily tasks of
curatorial office
• Researched artist backgrounds and wrote blurbs to be featured on website
• Secured copyrights for catalogue images and gathered information crucial to
successful exhibitions

Jan 2011-Sep 2011 BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Boston, MA
Visual Arts Programming Intern
• Answered phones, greeted all guests, and opened and closed gallery space
• Created detailed demographic reports to support outreach efforts
• Supervised interns and volunteers during shifts and side projects

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

May 2014 NEW ART CENTER, Newton, MA Curatorial Opportunity Program
Curated and performed in Human Form Transposed; A three day installation piece involving women in nude leotards using their physical bodies as paintbrushes. HFT was a collaborative act that launched the performance art initiative at NAC.

May 2013 30/30/30, Somerville, MA
Transformed living room space into a one night pop-up art gallery. Showcased 30 works pieces of artwork by local artists under 30 for 30 dollars.

Sep 2012 GALLERY 263, Cambridge, MA Curatorial Proposal Series
Curated Paragon of Creatures featuring the surreal paintings of John Jorgenson for a five week show after my proposal was selected out a pool of applicants.