Kiara Alvarado

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Desired salary: $45,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: New York New York, United States

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Detail-oriented visual artist working in traditional and media-based collage and drawing. My work pulls heavily from personal family memorabilia, domesticate, and Caribbean-informed identities surrounding gender and race.

Strong written and verbal communication skills with significant experience in project development, database management, creative thinking and archiving.


Otis College of Art & Design
Los Angeles, CA
August 2015 – May 2017
MFA, Fine Arts

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
Aug 2010 – May 2014
BFA, Fine Arts


December 2017 – Present
Artforum International Magazine New York, NY
Circulation associate & artguide manager
As circulation associate, in charge of office maintenance and subscriber customer service assistance by phone and email: entering subscriptions into Fulco from in-house paywall, art fairs, mail orders, grant online access to archives, change of address, missed and damaged issue claims, cancellations/refunds/voids
In charge of back issue order shipments for subscribers, as well as monthly shipments to advertising and editorial contacts
In charge of Artforum’s international gallery guide, artguide.
Organized and implemented regular marketing campaigns to ensure max participation, usually revolving around international art fair dates
Worked with advertising and editorial departments to increase artguide’s outreach and social media presence across platforms
Create and send issue loan agreements for galleries, institutions, and retail stores
Managed team of interns and other circ employees during annual artguide cleanup to ensure all location information is up to date and relevant

September 2015 – May 2017
Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles, CA
Teaching assistant and programs assistant to Renée Petropoulos‘s In Context class
-Assisted in lesson delivery and preparation of class materials.
-Communicated with the school’s calendar and events department to circulate materials and keep exhibitions updated on school website
-In charge of organizing the graduate program’s weekly Visiting Artists’ Lecture series.
Teaching assistant to Cletus Dalglish-Shommer’s Contemporary Art History Class
-Assisted in weekly lesson delivery and preparation of class materials

April 2014 – August 2015; Summer 2016
Lorna Simpson Studio Brooklyn, NY
Studio assistant
-Daily studio maintenance, upkeep of studio appearance, recycling, answering the phone, managing email
-Cataloging work inventory and maintaining the artist’s website, ArtBase catalog, and keeping social media up to date by researching press
-Photo editing installation shots and images of work for uploading to artist’s website
-Maintained an extensive archive of vintage Ebony and Jet magazines dating back to the 60s
-Assisted with creating work by preparing materials and helping find and cut images for collages
-Properly packing and shipping works and monograph books
-Create and send work loan agreements to institutions, publications, magazines
-Returned to work during the summer break during my MFA studies


  • Spanish fluent
  • Microsoft Suite
  • G-Suite
  • Adobe Suite
  • ArtBase
  • Photo editing
  • color-correcting
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • outreach skills
  • Social media skills
  • QuickBooks
  • Interspire
  • Excellent written and editing skills
  • Archiving
  • cataloging
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Self-learner


    marketing, Team Management

Spoken Languages

    English, Spanish


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