Consultants: Monday, February 23, Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists

Consultants: Monday, February 23, Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists

Consultants: Monday, February 23, Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists


These bios provide an opportunity for you to research which consultants would be appropriate for the advice and feedback you are seeking. Register here for Doctor’s Hours after 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 10.

Jessica Dawson, Art Critic, Reporter,and Professor

New York-based Jessica Dawson is a University of California Los Angeles visiting professor at the University of California Washington Center, where she teaches courses in museum studies, art and architectural history, and urbanism. Dawson was on staff at the Hirshhorn museum from 2011-2013, and from 2000-2011 she was an art critic for the Washington Post, reviewing exhibitions at galleries and museums as well as reporting on the art world at large. Her writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Artnews, The Journal of the Archives of American Art, X-TRA, and many other publications. 

Erin Donnelly, Independent Arts Manager

Erin Donnelly was Internships and Grants Administrator at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. She also worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council serving five years as Director, Artist Residencies and later as Special Projects Consultant. Erin’s curated exhibitions and public art projects have been held in New York City and beyond. Her specialization in artist services and professional development has led to her participation with peer organizations and lectures at universities. Publications include “Art in Odd Places:Sign” and “Site Matters” and an interview with artist José Ruiz, “Descendents of Ascension” at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Erin has taught in the Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She is a mentor for the Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation. She received a MA from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Certificate in Museum Studies, and BA in Fine Arts, all from NYU. In 2000-2001, she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2009 she was honored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with a David Alfaro Siqueiros Award.

Jonathan Durham, Director of Visual Arts at Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement

Jonathan Durham is an artist based in New York City. His sculptures, performances, videos, and two-dimensional works explore subjects of belief, doubt, humor and the body as a sculptural application. He received his MFA in sculpture from UCLA in 2000 and has taught courses in drawing and sculpture at Rice University, University of Houston, and the University of Virginia. In 2007 he completed a two-year residency at the Core Program Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been exhibited internationally including Recess, New York (2011), Mixed Greens Gallery, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, the Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Learning by Doing at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Outpost, CTRL Gallery, Material Culture, Fort Worth, Library Project, Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany. He is the recipient of an Aunspaugh 5th Year Fellowship from the University of Virginia where he received a dual BA in Fine Arts and Psychology. Durham’s drawings, sculptures and videos are in numerous private and public collections including the Aurora Picture Show Video Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In addition to his work as a visual artist Durham has published reviews in Modern Painters Magazine and recently curated the exhibitions Insurance Is Not Always Assured, Rick Cary: CREDO, Jayson Keeling: Behind the Green Door and Systemic Risk at NURTUREart. Durham serves as the Director of Visual Arts at Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Alessandro Facente, Curator, Art Critic

Alessandro Facente is an art critic and independent curator who lives and works between New York, Imlil (Morocco), and Italy. His research is based on the crossover and interplay of art criticism and curating by following the artists’ creative process from the concept to the final creation of the piece of art. His aim is to become a witness and critical voice from inside their practice in order to critically outline a philology belonging deeply to practice. Facente holds an M.A. in Art History and Contemporary Artfrom La Sapienza University in Rome. Currently he is the Special Projects Curator at NARS Foundation in New York and since 2011, he has been curating the artist residency program of the Atla(s)now project in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. From 2007 to 2011, Facente was at the Volume! Foundation, curating site-specific projects in unconventional spaces around Rome. In 2012 he worked on the reopening of Casa Bossi in Novara, as well as curated independent projects, solo and group exhibitions in non-profit spaces, foundations, private galleries, public museums and international events including the 5th Marrakech Biennale and Residency Unlimited in New York. In 2011 and 2012, he was on the advisory panel of the first two editions of THE OTHERS international contemporary art fair in Turin. He has taken part in panel discussions, talks and lectures at art spaces and academies such as the Tranzitdisplay non-profit organization in Prague, École supérieure des arts visuels (ESAV) in Marrakech, Palazzo Valentini in Rome, and the Andrew Freedman Home in New York. His articles, interviews and essays regularly appear in artmagazines and online platform such as Artribune, DROME magazine, Exibart, LaDifferenza and Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon.

David Goodman, Co-Founder Critical Practices Inc., Curator, Artist

David Goodman is an artist and curator living in New York City. Goodman’s work is focused on mapping his history through pattern and form. His approach to a project is in a manner comparable to archeology (the reconstruction of the visual landscape premised on its trace.) Curatorial projects include Skowheghan School of Painting and Sculpture (20-Year Anniversary Exhibition), JUDD Foundation (Food&Fodder) and the web-series of collections In Context To Others (2012). He actively participates in education as a visiting artist/critic and adjunct faculty (RISD, Rowan University, Pratt, SVA). Goodman helped found Critical Practices Inc (CPI, 2011) with Saul Ostrow and Susan Bowman, is currently part of its Executive Board (Secretary) and is the Director of Projects and Programs. Recent past exhibitions and shows include the curatorial projects Out To See, curated by Sara Reisman; An Ambition: Habit (Miami 2013); An Ambition: Defference (Studio Vendome, NYC, 2014); AIM Biennial (Bronx Museum of Fine Arts); The New Museum (NYC); 21StProjects (NYC); BoxoProjects (NYC, Joshua Tree,CA); LaunchF18 (NYC) and District Foundation (Berlin). Included in the International Collage Center’s permanent collection, Goodman is a Bronx Museum AIM Fellow (2012), Post-Studio Tales residency-as-exhibition recipient (Berlin 2012), and BoxoHouse Residency (Joshua Tree, CA 2013). He has provided creative development and interviews for BOMB Magazine’s online platforms, directed full content for, exhibition reviews for BlackBook Magazine and editorial for Perfect Wave Magazine. Currently participating in the 2014 Whitney Biennial (CPI), Goodman completed his MFA at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN ‘01) and BFA at Boston University (CFA, ‘99).

Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Associate Curator of No Longer Empty

Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger

is co-founder of 1@111, a series of process-oriented conversations that focus on a single work, text, curatorial premise or proposition. Recent curatorial projects have focused on the intersection of information, data and art,in particular the digital transformation of books and libraries, including: Once upon a Time, There Was the End at Center for Book Arts (New York, NY); Data Deluge at Ballroom Marfa (Marfa,TX); and Library Science at Artspace (New Haven, CT). Rachel has served as co-director of Sara Meltzer Gallery and curator at Exit Art,where she organized the final exhibitions Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art and Collective/Performative. Publications include monographs, exhibition catalog essays, and contributions to Art Galleries International: Post-War to Post-Millennium and Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art (forthcoming). Rachel received an MA in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Stephen Maine, Art Critic, Curator, Educator

Stephen Maine is a freelance art critic, independent curator and teacher. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, American Abstract Artists, and the College Art Association. Contributing Editor at, he has also written frequently for Art in America,, Art on Paper, The New York Sun, The Brooklyn Rail and Artillery. Recent curatorial projects include “The Incipient Image” at Lesley Heller Workspace; “Wall Works” at The Painting Center; and “239 Days” at Allegra La Viola Gallery. Maine teaches in the graduate department of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Sara Jo Romero, Co-founder/-Partner/-Director of Schroeder Romero and Schroeder Romero Editions

In 2001 Lisa Schroeder and Sara Jo Romero opened the contemporary art gallery Schroeder Romero. Originally based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the gallery relocated to Chelsea in 2006 and remained open until the end of 2012. Our artists and gallery have been featured in articles and reviews in most major publications. Since closing the physical gallery space, Schroeder Romero has participated in various projects including curating exhibitions in other venues, private dealing and consulting, and participating in the Moving Image video art in London in October 2013 and in New York this past March. Schroeder Romero Editions was founded in 2012 by Lisa Schroeder and Sara Jo Romero with the aim of producing exclusive, hand-selected, high quality editions and multiples at prices almost anyone can afford. Schroeder Romero Editions is primarily an online venture although we are pleased to show our editions and multiples by participating in the upcoming Pulse Art Fair in New York in May. Before forming Schroeder Romero, Sara Jo Romero was with Holly Solomon Gallery for six years. As director, she worked with such artists as Nam June Paik, William Wegman and Izhar Patkin. She assisted in the retrospective exhibition, “The Worlds of Nam June Paik” at the Guggenheim Museum in 2000. She also gained experience working at Charles Cowles Gallery and Paula Allen Gallery in New York.

Hallie Ringle, Senior Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Haillie Ringle curates the Harlem Postcard exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem each season. Prior to this Hallie worked for the Center of the Art of Africa and its Diasporas in Austin, Texas. She has also worked as a Curatorial Associate at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Assistant to the Visual Resources Curator at Davidson College and Visitor Services Associate at the McColl Center for Visual Arts. Hallie recently curated In and Out of Context at the Lower Eastside Print Workshop and co-founded the upcoming podcast Art Handlers. In 2013 she presented at the Conference on Africa and the African Disapora: Social Movements, Political Expression and Religion and contributed to the publication Toyin Falola @ 60. She earned her MA in Contemporary African Art from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in Art History (Honors) and History.

Serena Trizzino, Contemporary Art Advisor, Private Dealer

Serena Trizzino is a contemporary art private dealer and advisor with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists. She works for international clients to create or expand their private collections with a curatorial approach. She also works with artists without gallery representation and helps in promoting their work, placing it in private collections, creating opportunities of visibility and creating contacts that could lead to finding galleries. Mr. Trizzino has curated numerous shows internationally. She’s a member of the Board of Advisors of the non-profit organization More Art.

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