Recent Graduate, Self-Employed Artist, and experienced Gallery Assistant and Account Executive Associate, currently running my own business online and from my studio in South West London. Have lived and studied in Edinburgh and Budapest, and have undertaken work in galleries in countries worldwide, including Scotland, Canada and USA. Looking for opportunities in the London area within the commercial art sector, with a specific interest in positions in which I can promote inclusion and diversity of people (women in particular). Key skills: - Strong interpersonal and client management skills - Effective organisational and administrative capabilities - Enthusiastic team player - Flexible and proactive approach to work - Able to build effective, long-lasting professional relationships using emotional intelligence - Proficient user of Microsoft Office, digital design and CRM software - Keen learner and creative problem-solver Major achievements: - Launched business out of university, obtaining over 10 commissions in the first 3 months - Have had artwork featured on Project Verbatim, and currently on Unseen Art Website - Earned a £1,500 profit over the course of my week-long degree show, alongside being invited to exhibit artworks at Art Pistol Gallery’s ‘Breakout Artists 2019’ in Glasgow, and ‘Orbit Art Graduate Show 2019’ in London - Entrusted with key leadership and client management tasks within first 2 months of Account Executive Internship at IFF - Awarded the chance to study at prestigious Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest for a semester in 2017 - Organised a client lunch in Gallery Assistant role at Tom Thomson Gallery Canada, looking after and networking with artists and buyers, resulting in an invite to intern at Judy Chicago’s studio Keen to talk and collaborate with like-minded individuals.Locked Pro Plan feature
• Currently manage all commercial aspects of my business; setting prices, handling sales, organising calendar, distributing invoices, and creating exposure by building a website and social media profile. • Have developed and maintained a commercial relationship with buyers since graduating, using my exceptional interpersonal and networking skills to obtain further commissions, sales and invites to exhibitions. • Continue to liaise and negotiate with galleries such as Art Pistol, who wish to purchase certain pieces for their collection.
• Developed a greater commercial understanding of the retail industry, understanding how exceptional service can influence customer sales to reach daily company targets. • Worked collaboratively with colleagues to provide this service, being flexible within our assigned roles if anyone needed extra assistance and providing help and advice to new staff members. • Used strong communication skills to resolve queries in high pressured situations, learning to take my own initiative to solve problems, remaining calm, positive and treating customers with respect.
• Created vivid and original presentations for the marketing team, using my proficient Photoshop and Microsoft Office skills to ensure the PowerPoint matched the brief and was appealing and engaging, visually and contextually, for the client. • Demonstrated excellent client management leading a group of clients around London for a ‘trend walk’, showing initiative and leadership in picking out scents, packaging and flavours that appealed to their brand as inspiration for future products. • Undertook thorough online market research into the new social media phenomenon: ‘cleanfluencers’, allowing account managers to understand current cleaning-product fragrance trends and to pitch ideas to clients having more knowledge of the present market.
• Assisted PR team with organising, setting up and running multiple press events. Undertook tasks that included: liaising with external companies to procure props and furniture; competently and professionally networking with press and influencers, ensuring all guests were happy; and working with event staff to keep back of house running smoothly. • Efficiently and confidently produced and filed press releases for upcoming events, and dealt directly with any problems or queries from journalists or influencers over the phone and via email.
• Worked front of house for the gallery alongside final year studies, competently and enthusiastically assisting visitors with queries, both over the phone, via email, and face to face. • Assisted curators with tours for community groups, students and school children, developing interpersonal skills and learning to tailor my explanation to suit each group’s needs and interests. • Demonstrated strong office administrative skills through the efficient completion of paperwork, visitor surveys, and, when necessary, redirecting calls and emails to senior curators. • Established an in-depth understanding of the works on show in exhibition ‘Borderlines’, allowing me to explain the context behind the political artworks to visitors, sometimes leading them round the exhibition at their request.
• Undertook extensive research into Chicago’s prolific artistic career at her personal studio, using books, online archives, videos, and the artist herself to compile identification sheets of her work for her New York Gallery. • Competently cross-referenced information across various sources to ensure every detail of information was perfectly accurate for gallery staff, buyers and international clients.
• Organised, identified and catalogued artworks owned by the gallery, inserting the information onto their database, ensuring all details were accurate for clients and employees. • Used advanced interpersonal skills to welcome customers into the gallery, inviting them in and keenly providing them with relevant information on how to buy and who to contact for a sale
• Demonstrated exceptional client service by assisting curators in organising a lunch for exhibiting artist, Donald Woodman, his wife, Judy Chicago, and affiliated artists and buyers. Used my strong interpersonal skills to welcome and talk with guests, resulting in an invite to intern at Chicago’s studio. • Aided the gallery in painting a prestigious mural based on one of Tom Thomson’s famous works, used as a backdrop at the national Summerfolk festival in Owen Sound.
• Worked proactively and collaboratively within a team to solve challenges and complete projects that required us to present ideas to senior directors at Sotheby’s, one of which we won. • Developed strong organisation, communication and presentation skills by selecting clients for specific shows to optimise sales and running a mock auction, which I briefly hosted.
Studied painting Hungarian University of Fine Arts for a Erasmus semester. Courses included: Colour Studies, Photoshop Tutorials, Hungarian Language, Contemporary Art Studies.
Achieved High 2:1 Honours Degree (69%). Degree included Visual Research Studies (with courses in Visual Culture, Modern and Postmodern Studies and Themes in Contemporary Art), Contemporary Artistic Research, Presentation and Screen Printing Modules. Took optional electives in Italian and Social Anthropology. Dissertation Title (12,000 words): A Tool for Empowerment or Exclusion? Exploring the Internet’s Democratic Potential as a means of Including All Women’s Voices into the Contemporary Feminist Discourse.
Art (A*), French (A), Economics (A) • Art Scholar. This role included: designing and creating theatre sets for school shows at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, meeting prospective parents, and representing the school at any events, especially those that were art related. • Mentor for lower school students. This role included: giving school-related advice to a student, helping them through any work issues they had, liaising with teachers if necessary to resolve these issues.