As an exhibition planner, I engage artists in the process and find unique community partnerships to grow audiences and engage the public in the arts. I have coordinated exhibitions of varying sizes, lengths and mediums and worked with artists and art institutions of all levels.
Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark
Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark features prints by contemporary artists whose paths brought them through Madison. UW-Madison has the top printmaking MFA program in the country and the UW's Tandem Press produces fine art editions of prints by internationally renowned artists. As a result of these institutions, many emerging and prodigious printmakers come to Madison, creating an influential cultural nexus.
The 2022 Municipal Building Exhibition showcased a variety of prints and processes from internationally exhibited artists and locally celebrated printmakers alike. This exhibition coincided with the 2022 Southern Graphics Council International Conference.
From Here On Out | Gallery Marzen
From Here On Out was an in-person & virtual fundraising exhibition celebrating Black Lives and Black Artists. The exhibition ran from October 25, 2020 - to March 1, 2021, and was presented by Madison-based art consultants Integrated Art Group in their Marzen fine art showroom. As the exhibition manager, I established budget and fundraising goals, promoted the call for artists, ran a sponsorship campaign, composed and distributed press releases, managed press interest, designed promotional materials, built a web store for artwork sales, and coordinated the in-person & virtual receptions.
Downtown Madison Street Art & Mural Project
In early June of 2020 the City of Madison commissioned dozens of artists to create unique artistic responses to the historic movements within our community. City Arts Administrator Karin Wolf worked with cultural partners to identify artists and produce hundreds of murals throughout the State Street corridor. As an administrator on this project, I provided artist support, managed payments, assigned mural locations and solicited material donations. After the making phase, I inventoried and accessioned the murals, created a conservation strategy and assisted in planning and distributing a book published about the project by American Family Insurance.
From June, 2015 to July, 2017 I worked as the Gallery Coordinator for Overture Galleries I, II & III at Overture Center for the Arts. A forum for diverse artistic expression and community celebration, Overture Galleries exhibits work from both professional and developing artists, as well as local art organizations and community projects. As the primary contact for artists, I managed the exhibition process from the introductory meeting to the resulting installation, reception and special events.
2014 MFA Show | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
As a Curatorial Fellow for the 2014 SAIC MFA Show, I co-developed the exhibition plan of a 32,000 ft2 gallery space, assisted in installation and promoted the exhibition online through a blog. This process gave me the opportunity to work with 125 MFA students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, who were each developing unique works that required frequent individual attention. Following the guidance of co-curator and mentor Sarah Urist Green, I worked closely with a small group of those artists and learned to understand and advocate for their needs and artistic vision.
This diagram illustrates the shifting floorplan of the 2014 MFA show in the Sullivan Galleries at SAIC. The layout changed in response to the developing ideas of the artists. The colors represent the curatorial teams.