PhD History of Art and Archaeology
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in London, UK, Sept 2018 — Present.
MA History of Art and Archaeology (Merit)
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in London, UK, Sept 2009 — Dec 2010. Thesis: “Art for the Masses: Intersections Between American Pop Art and Chinese Propaganda Art in the 1960s and 70s”
BA Art History, Theory and Criticism. Minor in Chinese Studies (2:1)
Metropolitan State College of Denver in Denver, CO, US, Aug 2006 — May 2009.
EVENTS AND CURATED SHOWS
2014 Peripheral Vision, Debbie Carlos. Lomography Gallery, London, UK.
2014 Last Night I Sang Karaoke with Bill Murray, Stephen Kenny. Lomography Gallery, London, UK.
2013 Man’s Ruin, Richard Heeps. Lomography Gallery, London, UK.
2013 Exposed! Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK.
2009 CMYK vs. RGB, various artists. Space Gallery, Denver, CO.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING
Panel moderator for ‘How to Build an Art Collection’, Esquire Townhouse, October 2018.
‘The story of the Black Madonnas’, Art UK, October 2018.
Panel moderator for Art Chats, Tate Lates, September 2018.
Host, writer, and producer of Art Matters podcast, Art UK, January 2009 – present.
"A wee look at paintings of urine," Art UK, July 2018.
"Uncovering paintings of Europe's monarchs of colour," Art UK, May 2018.
“A Triumph in the Desert: Capturing the Savitsky Collection,” Heptagon Post, March 2011.
“The Problem with 'New': A Critical Look at Art and Innovation,” 200 Years of Darwin: Darwin’s Magnificent Legacy, February 2009.
Social Media Marketer
Art UK | London, UK, November 2017 – Present
Art UK is an art charity working with public UK galleries and museums to digitise and share their oil painting and sculpture collections online. I work with the charity to promote their efforts across social media, e-communications, and a podcast series.
Communications Strategist & Social Media Manager
Goodprint | London, UK, October 2014 – March 2015
Worked with the online stationery retailer to strategise cross-channel campaigns and oversee the creation of visual and written content across all channels.
E-commerce Executive (Temporary Contract)
Habitat | London, UK, April 2014 – October 2014
Worked as part of the e-commerce team of the prestigious furniture brand to improve user experience through analysis and content changes to the website.
UK Digital Marketing & Online Manager
Lomography | London, UK, Jan 2013 – April 2014
Worked with the international photography brand to oversee UK online activity, including managing the e-commerce website and community for their second most active market behind the US. I also oversaw PR, strategic partnerships, and social media marketing.
UK Marketing Manager
King & McGaw | London, UK, Aug 2011 — Jan 2013
Worked with the UK’s leading online art retailer to increase brand awareness through social media outreach, content creation, and PR.
Curatorial Intern for DEVOUR Exhibition, Affordable Art Fair
Jotta Contemporary | London, UK, Feb 2011 — July 2011
Worked with the arts advisory to inform guests of the curatorial decisions behind DEVOUR, an Emerging Artist Exhibition.
Shelf | London, UK, June 2010 — Feb 2011
Coordinated the purchase of shop goods, carried out in-store and e-commerce order fulfilment, managed accounts payable files, VAT accounting, and general shop upkeep.
Event Coordinator for CMYK vs. RGB Promotional Event
Illiterate Magazine and Gallery | Denver, CO, US, May 2009 — Sept 2009
Conceived and helped to coordinate themed art/fashion event, creating a multi-sensory experience based on print and digital media.
PR & Marketing Intern for Rojo Kermes Annual Fundraising Gala
Museo de las Americas | Denver, CO, US, May 2009 — Sept 2009
Carried out design and marketing projects for the museum’s annual fundraiser and assisted with logistical preparations for an upcoming exhibit.
University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank | Aurora, CO, US, May 2007 — Sept 2009
Used multiple databases to carry out quality control processes, crosscheck data and ensure blood donations met federal standards that govern stem cell transplants.
Mandarin Chinese (HSK 3 Level), Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Basic HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Microsoft Office , Facebook Ads, PC and Mac literate.