I am currently Interim Director of Finance and Operations at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and a Lecturer in the Department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I am also an independent curator and collections manager specializing in contemporary art. My current consulting portfolio includes the Rodney D. Lubeznik Collection, Balyasny Asset Management (collection development and management) and the Evanston Art Center (program development). I recently completed a curatorial fellowship for the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.
Named a "curator to watch" by Chicago Magazine in 2013, I have curated exhibitions for numerous venues and groups, including the Contemporary Arts Council, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Franklin, What it Is, the MDW art fair and Center for Book Arts in New York. For over seven years, I was a curator in academic galleries at Columbia College Chicago and Dominican University; in 2014 I was a participating fellow at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Leadership Institute at Northwestern University. I developed innovative public programming as Director of Marketing and Programs at Art Chicago and NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, where I organized the inaugural Converge Chicago: Contemporary Curators Forums.
Academically and curatorially, my broad areas of interest include emerging art, the history and theory of curatorial practice, art world studies, artists' books and social practice; my curating has received the support of the Clinton Hill Foundation and Craft Research Fund, and I have presented my research at the College Art Association Annual Conference, as well as Open Engagement.
My writing has appeared in journals, magazines and exhibition catalogs for numerous museums, organizations and artists.
I am currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of Spudnik Press. There, I co-chair and serve as curatorial head of the annual benefit auction, which annually includes works by dozens of artists including Kay Rosen, Geoff Oppenheimer, Miller & Shellabarger, Alex Chitty, B. Ingrid Olson, Alice Tippit and many others.