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Gallery Director

Carl Kostyal

May 2013
  • Responsibilities: Client liaison, sales, artist management, exhibition production, gallery logistics, shipping and archiving, budgeting and accounts, PR and advertising. Achievements: Whilst working for Carl Kostyál I have directed over 30 exhibitions both in London and internationally in Stockholm, Milan and Rome. I have learnt about sales and business from an influential contemporary art dealer and entrepreneur, helping to increase the sales for the gallery. I have successfully aided artists from very early in their career to increased visibility and sales and overseen their progress, learning how to manage and liaise with them on sales, commissions and exhibitions.


Sales & Artist Liaison Intern

Simon Lee Gallery

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Responsibilities: Supporting the sales and artist liaison team administratively in the running of a well-established and busy gallery. Achievements: Over the 6 months I was given an increased amount of responsibility and independence working with the main directors and directly with the artists, as well as assisting the shipping manager with logistics.


Programming & Production Intern

Creative Time

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Responsibilities: Working with the Curatorial and Production department of the public arts non-profit in New York Achievements: Successfully delivering the Living As Form exhibition and being given increased responsibility to manage the archiving of artworks, managing of volunteers and sales/ purchase of equipment for the show.



MA Contemporary Art Theory

Goldsmiths University

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013


    BFA Fine Art

    Newcastle University

    Aug 2007 - Jun 2011