About

CV

  • I am the Director of Finance and Operations at the Renaissance Society, an independent 501(c)3 contemporary art museum located on the University of Chicago campus. There, I work closely with the Director and Chief Curator to manage the institution's resources to best enable the Ren's mission to support contemporary artists and ideas. 

 

  • An educator, I am a Lecturer in the Department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There I teach courses related to curatorial practice and history, art world and market studies, professional development, and nonprofit finance. 

 

  • Art & Field is my collection and curatorial management advisory for which I primarily help clients grow and manage their art collections, as well as consult on a range of projects related to exhibitions. I have worked with the Rodney D. Lubeznik Collection, Balyasny Asset Management, Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Evanston Art Center in addition to numerous private clients. 

 

  • As an independent curator, I have organized dozens of exhibitions, recently for Columbia College Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Loyola University, and the Center for Book Arts in New York.  My projects have garnered reviews in Artforum, Art Papers, the Chicago Tribune, Art in Print, Chicago Reader, Newcity, and others. 


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Named a "curator to watch" by Chicago Magazine in 2013, I have independently curated exhibitions for numerous organizations, 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. Prior to that, 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. 

From 2013 until 2017 I served on the Board of Directors of Spudnik Press.