ARTTCETERA is a visual record of my art-centric adventures + lifestyle in New York City. Under ART, you can check out all the art I see every day – from the record-setting masterpieces I get to work with at Sotheby’s Auction House, to the spectacular installations in Chelsea galleries, to each season's blockbuster museum exhibition, to the DOPE street art of the Lower East Side. Beyond the ART in my life, you’ll find the ETC: the coffee shops, fashün, speakeasies, ice cream cones, concerts, pop-ups, and other wonderful pieces of NYC that I encounter while generally artventuring about.
I'VE ALWAYS LOVED ART.
When my parents and grandparents would take me to art museums as a kid, I would frantically scribble all of my favorite pieces and artists in a mini notebook, determined not to forget a single one. My freshman fall at Williams College, I dove into Art History 101: after that, I was hooked.
I'm down for any and all kinds of art: graffiti art, experiential installations, biodegradable sculptures, photo collages, monumental land art, Brutalist architecture, modern furniture design, video art, performance pieces, etc. At Williams and Sotheby's, I've specifically focused on my passion for the Abstract Expressionist, Conceptualist, and Minimalist Contemporary Art movements of the 20th Century: Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Mark Rothko, Joan Mitchell, Dan Flavin, and Cy Twombly are some of my particular faves (don't tell the others).
After spending a year in the Sotheby's Training Program, I joined the Contemporary Evening sale team as a cataloguer, then specialist. Before joining Sotheby’s, I had the pleasure of working at Christie’s, Turner Carroll Gallery, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Lannan Foundation, and in the archives of former museum director Thomas Krens. Different and amazing in their own ways, all of these experiences convinced me of one thing for certain: art is my jam.
THOSE WHO CAN'T PAINT, WRITE [ABOUT PAINTINGS].
Throughout my art history classes and various art world internships, I've been lucky enough to write art theory essays, artist bios, collection summaries, curatorial overviews, art news articles, consignment proposals, funding requests, painting descriptions, condition reports, and just about every other kind of art writing there is.
In my role on the Sotheby's Evening sale team, I'm tasked with writing many of the scholarly essays that accompany our Evening sale rockstars every season. I'm convinced catalogue writing is the best kind of art writing for true ARTH #fangirls: with every work, you get to figure out what the exact details that make it special, and why those details make this particular artist and artwork matter. Linked below are a few of my favorite works and essays from the last couple years, if you'd like to know more.
FOOD STYLE TRAVEL MUSIC ETC.
Beyond art, I'm into all things culture. Under the ETC tab, you'll find all the other pieces of my life in NYC: the amaze cuisine, vintage shopping, weekend jaunts, rooftop sunsets, and glasses of dry white that I squeeze in between all the art. After all, ya girl can't live on Pollock.