Professional overview

 

Art project manager, curator, and creative producer with more than twenty years of experience working in art galleries and cultural institutions. Proven track record in developing and organizing art exhibitions, events, and education programs that explore the correlation between art, technology, and contemporary culture. Strong sale record in the US and internationally. Impeccable reputation with a broad and vast professional global network.

Languages

 

Bilingual French and English

Proficient German and Spanish

 

Skills

 

Adobe Suite

Microsoft Suite

Filemaker Pro

Social media platforms

Content Management System

Jira

SketchUp

Education

 

BAC A3, Philosophy and Languages (France)

 

University of Vejle (Denmark)

International Summer Program with emphasis on Danish art, design and architecture

 

 

References

 

upon request

 

 

Art management and curatorial work

Senior Curator of Contemporary and Digital Art                                                               2019

DEPICT (proprietary hardware company with an online platform)        

  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and negotiating licensing rights and copyrights of artworks to expand the Depict Collection. Secured content partnerships with contemporary artists (painting, photography, video, and AR) for public release via the Depict App surpassing the goal by 50% in delivering artworks in a five-month period.

  • Curated up to ten visual art playlists for streaming on a monthly basis.

  • Responsible for uploading and managing content (images, and descriptions) onto CMS for review, and editing prior to public release.

 

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Art Project Manager and Curator                                                                                         2010 – Present

www.duvalcontemporary.com

  • Develop and produce multimedia art traveling exhibitions with an emphasis on technology. Strong track record collaborating with top artists and art institutions in the field since 2003. Manage all aspects of exhibitions from installation, build-out, and shipping to promotional marketing and branding.

  • Head of sales with experience negotiating acquisitions priced between $10,000 and $50,000+.

       Stitching and Weaving in the Digital Age (Art exhibit)          

       Code and Noise (Art exhibit)

  • Curator and Producer. Managed all logistics for travel and relocation. Expanded the size of the exhibition between a 400 sq./ft booth (art fair) and a 3500 sq./ft exhibition space.

  • Head of Sales: Sold artwork priced from $2,000 to $30,000 to private collectors and public collections. Exhibitions traveled to San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles.

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Executive Director, Curator & Head of Sales                                                                      2000 – 2009

LIMN ART GALLERY (Retail Art Gallery)             

 

Curatorial

  • Curated over 100 exhibitions of multimedia contemporary art, and technology from artists worldwide.

  • Responsible for sourcing and developing new artists' relationships with prospective clients as well as maintaining established contacts.

  • Stayed abreast with market trends and events within the industry by continually researching and exploring the world of fine art globally.

  • Supervised a staff of 3 (assistant, registrar, and in-house builder) as well as outside contractors (framers, preparators, shippers).

 

Sales and Financial Management

  • Achieved and surpassed sales goals on an annual basis (up to 1M).

  • Responsible for all financial decisions related to the business, including artwork evaluation, sales, payments to artists, and contractors. 

  • Created exhibition budgets and managed monthly operation costs (shipping, office, and travel).

  • Initiated and managed new and existing clients to enhance and promote the gallery.

 

Marketing

  • Defined and implemented marketing goals and ensured that adequate steps were taken to meet targets.

  • Coordinated gallery PR and marketing strategies to increase sales and exposure.

  • Managed online presence, and branding.

  • Designed and produced collateral materials and managed advertising calendar.

  • Attended network events, art fairs as an exhibitor and a visitor and met regularly with clients.

Event Production

If So, What?  (Art Fair)                                                                                                             2018

  • Head of Gallery Sales scaling the event from a small venue in San Jose, CA to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  Generated a 300% increase in attendance to all participating programs (exhibitors, and Tech leaders) in four months.

  • Developed and managed artist projects, VIP programs, and speaker panels with a budget of $450K.

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Co-Create Hong Kong (exhibition sponsored by the HK Chamber of Commerce)      2019

  • Assistant to the curator and the artists visiting from Hong Kong.

  • Provided support and managed local contractors during the installation of the exhibition and the opening.

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SF Design Week                                                                                                                       2019

  • Guest curator and art installation project manager for SFDW Hub at Pier 27.

  • Worked with technologist Marpi for his projection mapping and 12 artists for a group exhibition.

 

Prior to 2000

  • Frumkin – Duval Gallery, Partner                                                                                  1991-2002

  • Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Director, and Curator                      

  • Danish Cultural Institute, Executive Assistant                                                             1989-1991

  • Nordic Film Festival, Executive Assistant to the founders                                         1987-1988

  • The Decorative Arts Museum, Paris, France, Press Assistant                                   1985-1986

2010 - present

2010 - present

 Board and volunteer experience

Docent, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Palo Alto, CA (present)

Moderator for  "Exploring Art + Technology" with Victor Wong, virtual event (2020)

Board Member, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation,  Palo Alto, CA (2016-18 term)

Advisory Council, stARTup Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, (2016-2019)

Selection Committee Member, stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, (2017)

Selection Committee Member, stARTup Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA   (2018)

Panelist, “East Meets West: The Rise of Contemporary Asian Art,” Los Angeles Art Show, CA

Juror and lecturer, “Contemporary Art, the Pacific Rim”, University of Chico, CA

Co-chair Education Committee, The MOCA Contemporaries Board, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Juror, “Taking the Leap” art program, Emeryville, CA