Performance-oriented and accomplished executive offering proven operations management and strategic planning expertise honed in the fast paced/highest levels of the contemporary art world. Successful background building and leading results-driven teams to meet and exceed project goals and artistic vision. Solid human resources and business management expertise. Hands on leadership style combined with engaged and energized client communication skills. The specific ability to connect and motivate, bridging the divide between production staff, artist, and patron.
Strategized and implemented a redefined vision for what a contemporary art foundry could be. Worked to combine technical sophistication with a dynamic and engaged company culture that in turn resulted in enhancing the international reputation of the company as an unparalleled and premier casting and fabrication facility. Responsible for all client relations and new business development. Oversaw all project and administrative management staff. Direct oversight of contract negotiations for complex large scale projects, facility improvement projects, and funding for expansion and equipment purchase. Participated in HR policy updating, financial architecture revision, management restructuring, and all aspects of client relations. Drove growth of the Walla Walla Foundry from a regional art casting facility employing 14 people to it's current status as the most highly regarded art fabrication company in the United States with a full time staff of over 100 employees. Increased revenue from $1 million in annual sales to $18 million. Maintained robust relationships with a wide array of cultural institutions as well as a significant number of renowned and influential contemporary artists. Responsible for all outward messaging including public lectures, project coordination, public education programs, and patron/client tours.
Specialized fabrication and project management for artists on large scale and ambitious projects. Developed and integrated the use of digital technologies. Oversaw the design and purchase of optical laser scanning equipment, five-axis CNC machining centers, high precision water jet, climate controlled paint booths, and large format 3d printers. Hands on implementation of required design and machining software followed by hiring and training of departmental staff. As Director of Special Projects conducted material research and technical outreach to problem solve and execute numerous large scale sculpture projects in a variety of materials including resin, wood, concrete, disparate alloys, and lava. Coordinated all aspects of fabrication and installation of large scale public and private sculpture projects nationally and internationally. Developed close working relationships with engineers, cultural institutions, logistics companies, and crane/rigging companies.
Worked closely with the artist Judy Pfaff as a fabricator and studio manager. Executed discreet sculpture with the artist for exhibition and sale as well as overseeing large scale commissions for public spaces. Fabrication, studio staff management, art handling, and installation of site-specific work.
High precision CNC machining and welding of architectural metal work. Responsible for adherence to quality standards and timely execution of architectural pieces for commercial and residential spaces in New York. Finishing and installation of fabricated work as required.
Redoubt, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
River of Fundament, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hills and Clouds, Storm King Sculpture Park, Mountainville, NY
Fall Caught, Kisteffos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway
Mithra, Shanghai Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Constellation of Voices, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
Cleveland Venus - Stokes Federal Court House, Cleveland, OH
Walking to Boras, Boras, Sweden
Flowering Sheets, Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA
Fountains - Gagosian Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
mermaid/pig/bro w/hat - Delancey Street, New York, NY
Looking Up, Park Avenue, NY, NY/James S. McDonnell Planetarium, St. Louis, MO
Two Orchids, Austrian Pavillion, Venice, Italy/Cadman Plaza, NY, NY
Torqued Chandelier, Vancouver, BC,
I Dreamed a World and Called it Love, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
Gone, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Clean Slate, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
5M Dancing Pumpkin, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Pumpkin, Philip Johnson's Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Silver River, The Aria, Las Vegas, NV
Where the Land Meets the Sea, California Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA
Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools, St. James Park, London, England
Two Sisters, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
10 Meter Flower Parent and Child, Mori Building, Rapoonnggi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
The New Ones Shall Save Us, Facade Commission, Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, NY
Miss Forrest (LACMA Version), Los Angeles, CA
The Sun 2017, Chateau De Versailles, Versailles, France
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Damski Czepek, Madison Square Park, New York, NY
Elegantka II, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
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