Sophie Gordon Cumming

Researcher

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

I am a young, art-obsessed individual with a passion to learn and succeed, and to forge a path for myself in the ever-evolving art market.

Skills

  • Excel
  • Colour Palette
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Press Releases
  • Archival Research
  • Adaptive Communication
  • Microsoft Office

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Christie's

    Christie's

    • Arts and Culture
  • The Other Art Fair

    The Other Art Fair

    • Events
  • Pace Gallery

    Pace Gallery

    • Arts and Culture
  • Sotheby’s

    Sotheby’s

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

2018

Gallery Assistant

Pace Gallery

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Intern for three months. Jobs included researching artworks and estimating their value, creating artist dossier’s, being front of house and organizing day-to-day gallery events.

2018

Gallery Assistant

Alice Black

Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assistant to Alice Black at her newly opened Gallery. Tasks included organising and correctly formatting the website, and preparing for 2018 exhibitions and art fair applications.

2017

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Five-week Internship. My roles consisted of handling and mounting of press releases, coverage logs and involvement with two events; one at Silver Vaults, the other for Wanderlust Wines.

2017

ART Fair Assistant

The Other Art Fair

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assistant to artist Harriet Selka; I helped designing the space and the display of artworks in her stall, hanging paintings, as well as speaking to members of the public about her artworks.

2017

Studio Manager

Laura Gannon (artist)

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Part-Time Studio Manager for contemporary artist; responsible for researching new projects, updating her website, creating mailing lists for upcoming exhibitions.

2016

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Wrote a blog post to highlight the process involved in creating our entries, to go alongside information published before the exhibition.

2016

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked closely with the Whitworth Museum in association with the exhibition 'Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the Image Multiplied'. We created a 500 word catalogue entry that included the historical, technical and theoretical meaning of the prints. An accumulative research project from January till June that was hugely interesting and prompted my love of research.

2015

Training Programme

Sotheby’s

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A three-day event wherein senior members from each different departments lectured us on their roles. We were given a case study from which we came up with a suitable strategy to cater to a client, within a time limit and a budget. We also staged a mock auction.

2015

Work Placement

Christie's

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I spent four weeks in the Furniture Department. Responsibilities included preparing the catalogue for upcoming sales, as well as item photography and research into the authenticity of various lots. I also helped with the publishing of post-auction results.

2012

Work Experience

Bonhams 1793 Ltd.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Prepared for upcoming sale of Asian Art. Assisted in designing the layout of the showroom for public viewing, as well as referring to Bonham's private reference library to gain more information regarding lot descriptions.

Education

2016

2:1 History of Art and Gallery Studies

The University of Manchester

Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom

2013

A-level: History of Art (A*), English (B),

Stowe School

Jul 2008 - Jun 2013
  • Buckingham, United Kingdom
  • GCSE: Geography, English Literature, Spanish, History, ICT, Maths, Dual Science.