Emily Bryson is a producer, administrator and project manager working across a range of subjects including art, sculpture, film, publishing, design, and fashion. Bryson's strength is communication, working directly with artists in the form of exhibitions, events, residencies, or interviews/writing. She established a pop-up non-profit exhibition space called Fieldworks Gallery in London focusing on emerging artists; produced the film 'Acreage' 2017 with Isreali artist Gili Lavy; project managed Maryam Eisler's Voices: East London, featuring eighty iconic personalities in the area including Maureen Paley, Charles Saumarez Smith and Iwona Blazwick. Currently working for Ryan Gander OBE, Bryson manages the artist's commitments including gallery representation and international exhibitions; develops public commission proposals; oversees publications and website production.
Administrator / ProducerRyan Gander's Studio
United KingdomFull Time
Managing multiple projects at one time and working directly with the artist, I work with a small team to produce artworks, exhibitions, publications, TV programmes, public commissions, and diverse collaborations.
Gallery and Studio ManagerFieldWorks Studios
- London, United KingdomFreelance
Managing 30 creative studios, I ensured the smooth running of the studios, including general admin, managing the physical upkeep of the site, liaising with current and prospective tenants and sorting through budgeting and contractual agreements. I implemented a full marketing and branding strategy, creating a website and subsequent newsletters for the community and interested parties which resulted in funding for more studios being built and offered. In March 2017, I founded a year-long programme in one of the site’s railway arches which focused on a series of solo exhibitions by emerging artists. The space concentrated on site-specific installations including video work, performance and sculpture. Curating monthly exhibitions and events, I produced film screenings, press previews, and artist talks. Alongside admin and financial duties, I attend studio visits, manage artist and press inquiries and organise and coordinate the installation of exhibitions and see through all events. Many of the artists have now moved onto larger gallery representation and institutional shows such as Zabludowicz Gallery (London), Bold Tendencies (London), Lychee One (London) and Tanya Leighton (Berlin).
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- Event Coordination
- Adobe Create Suite
- Content Copywriting
- Budgeting Scheduling
- Website Creation
- Studio Management
- Art Curation
- Public Art
- Book Publishing
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) - Art History and Material StudiesUniversity College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Dissertation: Alternative Museology: The Development of SPACE and other artist-run initiatives in the UK