I am a Curator, Producer and Creative Consultant focussed on interdisciplinary arts, community building and engaging socio-political discourse. Currently I am the Curator and Artistic Programme Manager at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Originally from San Francisco, CA Mattie had a background in community mental health and youth work prior to moving into the arts. She has been a practising curator for 5 years now working in the internationally with a focus on platforming emerging artists and artists from the African Diaspora.
I am the lead curator and manage the artistic programme at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, one of London's only historically Black British owned independent art galleries. In my role I research and curate exhibitions, manage all external artistic partnerships with curators, artists and institutions, and mentor emerging 18-25yo artists as a part of our artist development programme.
Received a Masters in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Leadership Studies
Received a B.S. in Sociology, Minors in African-American Studies and Elementary Education