Amy Patricia Purssey

Curator and Art Dealer

London, United Kingdom
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  • Curator and Art Dealer

About me

With over ten years experience in the Art and Design industry, I have worked with major art institutions worldwide, including London-based, art world powerhouse Richard Green Gallery and New York-based Chelsea gallery, Klein Sun. Consistently achieving set goals and working with high-net-worth clients. Other projects include a collaboration with Damien Hirst at the TATE Modern, a Salvador Dali pop-up exhibition in Venice, Italy and a recent group show, 'Painting Made Me Do It' , in Chelsea, London. Freelance projects also include ‘Facebook Live Arts Host’ in collaboration with Esquire Magazine. I am also a proud ambassador and artist liaison for Project 0.

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  • Art Curation
  • Paint
  • Feature Writer
  • Video
  • Sculpture Installation
  • Art Handling
  • Broadcast TV

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

    • Television
  • Soho House & Co

    Soho House & Co

    • Non Creative Industries
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    Eli Klein Gallery (formerly Klein Sun Gallery)

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      Art Report

      Work history


      Gallery Consultant and Project Manager for Americas and Paris

      Richard Green Gallery

      Oct 2015
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • - Work closely with established curators, trustees and high-net-worth clients to promote the gallery's mission, events and sales - Liaise and organise over four Art Fairs a year in London, Palm Beach, Paris and New York, working closely with the London based gallery team - Maintain relationships with collectors, auction houses such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s and art correspondents - Determine and implement all costings through to analyse and return of investment on all sales verses out lay - Develop relationships and work directly with contractors specific to each city - Oversee international fair logistics and sales - Work closely with CEO


      May 2017 - Jan 2018
      • New York, United States
      • Full Time
      • Freelance Project: - Organized Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios for celebrated artist ‘Liu Bolin Art Meets Fashion’ show - Sourced and worked closely with over thirty vendors from set design to audio team - Hired and ran the entire sales and marketing team - Managed a young design studio of eight people - Sourced and managed ten painters from New York Academy - Built and promoted Liu Bolin as both an artist and designer


      May 2016 - Aug 2016
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • - Worked closely with the interior design team in curating Alias Kitchen, Chicago House - Sourced over twenty works promoting a mix of emerging and established artists with a $10,000 budget


      Business Development Director and Editor

      Art Report

      Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
      • New York, United States
      • Full Time
      • - Interviewed and produced articles on renowned artists including JR and Edward Granger - delivering breaking art news - Secured a sponsorship deal with TIMEBAG Art Fair, Medellin, Colombia - enabling our team to travel to Colombia and have first exclusive on the fair - Built and maintained relationships with over thirty artists, museums and advertising companies - Produced video content for original interviews and managed post-production team - Managed content distribution on social media, edited articles for grammar, punctuation, flow, and optimal SEO - Generated ideas and hosted activation events and art show collaboration - Organised activation events in both New York and Medellin, Colombia to promote the online platform



      Channel 4

      Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • - The series chronicles the lives of a group of twenty-something British friends striving to make their American Dream come true. - Featured locations include Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island


      Jun 2013 - May 2016
      • New York, United States
      • Full Time
      • - Inaugurated in summer 2014 and co-founded the emerging artists residency program; creating a bastion of creative freedom and progress in the field of Chinese contemporary art - Worked directly with curators from museums (21c Museum, Boise Art Museum, Brattleboro Museum of Art & Design, Fotografiska, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg) to arrange exhibitions - Responsible for exhibition audibles/voiceovers and written press releases - Brought in over thirty high-net worth clientele and maintained existing relationships - Generated social media hype and marketed artists and artwork in to inflate takings - Negotiated and in charge of broker deals determining the most financially beneficial to the business - Curated domestic and international art fairs including Art Miami, Paris Photo LA, Art Paris Art Fair - Directed related applications, shipments, materials, and schedules - Frequently traveled for art exhibitions, art fairs and client appointments - Publicized gallery artists by liaising with media in print and online (e.g. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art in America) - Promoted gallery exhibitions and events with major museums, Biennales, and talks (e.g. The Smithsonian, Venice Biennale, TED) - Instrumental in the re-branding of the gallery from West Broadway space to Chelsea, New York - Full time until April 2016 then freelance