Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Tempe, AZ

MA in Art History, LACMA-ASU Fellowship in Art History Program, Expected graduation 2021

BFA in Painting, BA in Art History, May 2016.

International Studies Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy       

Experience

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Assistant Registrar  July 2016 - Present

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Windgate Registration Intern     Aug 2015-May 2016

  • Catalogue, preserve, store and evaluate museum objects according to registrarial standards.

  • Guide objects through the acquisition process from attending Collections Committee meetings to composing Deed of Gift forms, creating provenance files, issuing object numbers, labeling objects and finding appropriate storage.

  • Condition works of art as they are received by the museum as loans and accessions, allowing for the examination and handling of a variety of art media.

  • Independently identify and solve collection conservation problems including poor storage materials, problems with art objects, insect infestations and dirt/dust problems.

  • Oversee shipments of art objects that come through the museum’s loading dock while also facilitating the unpacking and crating of artwork using appropriate photo documentation.

  • Track temperature and humidity levels throughout the museum's galleries and storage vaults to ensure proper conditions for art objects.

  • Manage and organize object, constituent, exhibition and loan records in The Museum System (TMS), the museum’s database system for all objects in the collection.

  • Compose legal documents such as loan agreements, acquisitions, and rights and reproduction paperwork.

  • Communicate with artists, lenders, and donors via email and phone, while also closely working with members of museum staff on a daily basis.

  • Courier outgoing loaned objects that are on international exhibition in order to ensure safe arrival of artwork and proper installation.

  • Assist preparators in gallery turn over and movement of artwork when needed.

 ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Assistant to the Curator of Education     May 2013-Aug 2015

  • Planned, prepped and taught workshops to children, young adults and participating parents during monthly events that corresponded to works within the museum while making most efficient use of the museum's supplies.

  • Helped visiting artists execute their projects at family programs by teaching and communicating the artist’s vision to children.

  • Conducted research on art works and artists within ongoing exhibitions in order to give tours to a range of visitors, from preschoolers to the university’s group of trusted donors.

  • Partook in various outreach opportunities at schools and events within the community, informing the public about the museum’s ongoing family programs and exhibitions through means of presentation and project making.

Curatorial and Arizona State University Gallery 100 Experience     June 2015-May 2015

  • Organized and executed senior capstone exhibition involving exhibition design, marketing to target audiences, installing artwork in the gallery space, planning and throwing an opening and deinstalling the exhibition.

  • Curated an exhibition entitled Luminous for the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art’s Harry Wood Annex involving the creation of a call for art, keeping an open line of communication with the artists, overseeing artist drop off and pick-up of work, designing the display case and installing/de-installing exhibition.

  • Served as a gallery attendant for Gallery 100 in Tempe, AZ. Tasks included greeting and informing visitors about the current exhibition, overlooking the gallery and ensuring art works were safe and displayed properly.

  • Prepped Harry Wood Gallery for exhibitions and assisted in turn over through taking down art work, hanging artwork on the walls at correct height according to gallery standards, moving pylons and cleaning the space.

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ, Smithsonian Young Ambassador Intern     June 2012-Aug 2012

  • Selected to attend a seminar in Washington D.C., gaining leadership and networking experience while visiting various museums and Capitol Hill to discuss and understand the role of Latinos in the arts, sciences and humanities.

  • Designed multidisciplinary project based on an ongoing sustainability exhibition that incorporated art into a scientific environment.

  • Interviewed individuals that worked in various departments in the Science Center to understand their interdisciplinary roles in meeting the Museum’s mission and how their community of staff worked together.

Exhibitions  

June 2018     Flowerchild, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, Two person show

Mar 2018       Deck'd, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, Group Show

Oct 2017        Senses, New City Studio, Phoenix, AZ, Group Show

Aug 2017        The Art of Science, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ, Group Show

Sept 2016        The Nature of Things, New City Studio, Phoenix, AZ, Two person show

Mar 2016        The Blissful Body, Phoenix, AZ, Solo show

Feb 2016         Familiar: BFA Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Gallery 100, Tempe, AZ, Group Show

Oct 2015         The Florence Experience: Drawings by ASU Students in Italy, Wong Studio, Tempe, AZ

 Jan 2015         Boys & Girl’s Club National Fine Art Exhibition, Arizona Mills Mall, Tempe, AZ, Judge

 Nov 2014       Painting Class Exhibition, Art Building West Annex, Tempe, AZ, Group show

                         (Sur)face Tricks, Harry Wood Annex, Tempe, AZ, Group show

  Mar 2013       Art on the Lawn, Hayden Lawn, Tempe, AZ, Group show

  Jan 2012        Undergrad Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ, Group show

Bibliography

Dec 2018 LACMA-ASU: Meet the Future of Art Museum Leadership, https://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/news/blog/lacma-asu-meet-future-art-museum-leadership

Jan 2017      MARIA Arts & Culture Zine, Vol. 1, https://issuu.com/stmariamag/docs/issuu_layout

Aug 2016     Trimble, Lynn, "13 Free Shows You Should See in Metro Phoenix This Week," Phoenix New Times.

Mar 2016       Lux Undergraduate Creative Review, Vol. 12, https://luxmag.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/lux-2016-template-pdf.pdf                         

July 2012       East Valley Tribune, "Chandler High School Graduate Picked as Smithsonian Ambassador."

May 2012     Mai, Tram, AZ Central Channel 12 interview on being an Art of Dairy contest finalist.

Feb 2012       Ferh-Snyder, Kerry, "Chandler student's cow will be up for vote," Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com

Awards and Honors

May 2016                        Summa Cum Laude graduate from Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Mar 2016                        Moeur Award Recipient 

Aug 2012-May 2016      Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Dean’s List Recipient

Aug 2013-May 2014      Jack Breckenridge Prize in Art History Recipient 

Aug 2012-May 2016     Regent High Honors Endorsement Recipient

June 2012-Aug 2012      Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassador, Washington, D.C.