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Jessica Fagan

Fine Art Graduate

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Art Curation - Copywriter

Projects

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Painting
  • Office
  • Word
  • Eye for Detail
  • Curation
  • Art Writing
  • Art Gallery

Work history

2017

Gallery Intern

Limoncello Gallery

Aug 2017 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Uploading/formatting content and artwork to ‘dreamfair’ from European galleries for London and Miami-concurrent with MiamiBasel and Frieze. ‘Dream is a series of online international art fairs. Dream fairs exist only on the website and are scheduled concurrent with existing art fairs. Dream is accessible to anyone with a device and an internet connection’. •Working closely with emergent British and European artists, collecting artwork, assisting with hanging and exhibition preparations. •Maintaining relations with the press, curators and public,overall ensuring the gallery is well-represented. • Assisting at events and exhibitions. • Working as part of a very small team. • Solely invigilating the space.

2017

Gallery/Studio Assistant

Vin Space/Vin Gallery

Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Full Time
  • Communicating with artists/students/experts and translating that into writing (statements, opinion pieces, press, social media, artwork and exhibition descriptions) for print in magazines, exhibition decal and handouts. •Taking on extra projects: researching and art writing for ‘InPages’, independent art book store and publishers. Research included sourcing independent publishers from across the world from London, Bangkok, Italy and Kuala Lumpur for (bi-monthly art book showcases). •Contacting publishers, selecting publications, limited edition zines, prints and art books for the showcase events. •Arranging efficient transportation of art books and zines, juggling schedules and organising consignment with multiple publishers in different time zones. • Editing: international art fair proposals, art writing, interviews, copywriting to strict deadlines. • Contributing creative ideas and handling day-to-day office tasks •Directly working with international artists and writers. Assessing their needs, clarifying concepts, helping a team come together to produce a unified vision, maintaining and building upon client-gallery relations. •Exhibition preparation Working as part of a team to put up shows for both local and international artists working in a variety of mediums; photography, videography etc. Handled shipping, unpacking, initial set up and hanging, as well as day-to-day maintenance. •Independently securing sponsors for opening nights and assisting with building press relations. • Completing gallery administrative tasks:updating records and ensuring all stock was regularly accounted for, and in good condition. •Maintaining social media presences of both companies by engaging with each of their different demographics,following up with online communities and successfully ensuring events were well attended and companies were represented favourably. • Assisting the gallery in a transitional re-branding stage. • Conducting artist research for private collectors,compiling artist information into succinct biographies.

2017

Gallery Assistant

Maud and Mabel

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Communicating with magazines and broadsheets, such as ‘Homes & Garden’ and ‘Financial Times’ for shoots. •Handling customer relations and enquiries via email and telephone ensuring the gallery was well represented. •Editing artist biographies and ensuring coherency of written material across the gallery’s platforms, such as website and information given to press. •Expertly handling fragile ceramic pieces on a daily basis, shipping internationally, preparing pieces for shoots/magazine spreads- sending invoices, description, dimensions etc. • Independently curating the space. •Social media: photographing artwork and uploading onto various social media platforms. •Accumulative knowledge of specialist Japanese and European ceramic techniques. • Independently working in the gallery space. •Stock checking meticulously to ensure that collections made out of glazed ceramic pieces of slight variability were all separately accounted for. • Closing sales with high profile clients.

Education

Currently

2:1 BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2013
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom