Our MA Arts Administration alumni are a network of skilled arts administrators and professionals throughout the world who are a part of community of that share connections and expand the field of visual arts administration in commercial and non-profit sectors.
Featured Alumni Profiles
Abby Chin-Martin, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2020
Abby is currently the Major Gifts Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art where she manages the premiere patron group Chairman's Council. Through her work in fundraising and donor relations, she is interested in expanding accessibility in the arts through public engagement and special projects that allow for museums to become more equitable spaces. Previously, she was the Annual Giving Coordinator at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles, and previously held positions at the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Julia Lammer, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2014
After graduating from NYU she worked in the Director’s Office and was Development Assistant at MoMA PS1. In this fast-paced environment Julia also wrote grant proposals, coordinated and administered MoMA PS1’s membership programming and managed museum-wide special events. After her PS1 experience she worked as a Development Manager and Senior Manager for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for over 5 years. She now works in Art and Philanthropy for Parley for the Oceans, while doing curatorial research and writing on a freelance basis.
llaria Conti, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2013
Most recently, she served as Research Curator at the Centre Pompidou for Cosmopolis, a multiyear platform devoted to research-based art. Previously, she served as Exhibitions and Programs Director at CIMA New York, Assistant Curator of the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, and Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other positions. She is the Vice-President of the African Art in Venice Forum. Curated projects include Rethinking Nature (2021), ALT(ering) + SHIFT(ing) + COMM(uning) (2020), Labor/Art/Auratic Conditions (2020), Prove di R(i)esistenza (2020), Cosmopolis #2: Rethinking the Human (2019), Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence (2018).
Manjari Sihare-Sutin, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2010
She works in the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Department at Sotheby’s. Manjari has worked extensively with a range of both institutions and private collections in India and the United States. Manjari has worked extensively with a range of both institutions and private collections in India and the United States. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Manjari held the position of Curatorial Manager for Queens Museum, New York.
Joe Elliott, Senior Director & Chief Commercial Officer, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2011
As Senior Director & Chief Commercial Officer at Artlogic my focus is on helping to craft and execute the company’s strategic vision and expanding Artlogic’s reach to a wider international audience. My expertise spans strategy, sales, marketing, customer success and product development. I will always challenge and encourage our teams to continually improve Artlogic’s services through product innovation and world class customer service, because it is my firm belief that a great product is never finished.
Kris Lewis, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2007
Since 2017, Kris has been the Director of Development at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in Los Angeles where she oversees the department and all fundraising efforts. She is a consultant for The Martha Alf Foundation; a Board member of the Fellows of Contemporary Art; and an annual visiting speaker at NYU for the MA, VAA program. She was previously the Director of Government and Foundation Relations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for 5 years, and prior to that, held various development positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.