Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Monday, November 19 event will offer one-on-one sessions with arts professionals.

Are you a visual or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce an upcoming session of Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance Art, Socially-Engaged Practices, and Folk and Traditional Arts). This program is designed to provide artists with practical and professional advice from arts consultants.

Starting Tuesday, November 6, 11:00 AM EST, you can register for 20-minute, one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals, to ask questions and receive actionable tips for advancing your arts career.

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists
Program Date and Time: Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY, 11201
Cost: $38 per 20-minute appointment; three appointment limit per artist
Register: Register here for your one-on-one appointment

To make the most of your “Doctor’s Hours” appointment, read our Tips & FAQs here. For questions, email [email protected] or contact 212.366.6900 x252.


Francesca Altamura, Curatorial Assistant, New Museum
Francesca Altamura is a curator and New Yorker. She currently works as Curatorial Assistant at the New Museum. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Masters of Arts with Honors in History of Art from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. At the New Museum she has assisted on exhibitions including the 2018 New Museum Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, Thomas Bayrle: Playtime, John Akomfrah: Signs of Empires, Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel, and Strange Days: Memories of the Future, off-site in conjunction with The Store X Vinyl Factory at 180 The Strand in London. Learn more about Altamura on her website and Instagram account, @itmefrankig.

Alaina Claire Feldman, Director, Sidney Mishkin Gallery at CUNY’s Baruch College
Feldman is the new Director of the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at CUNY’s Baruch College. She was previously Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) where she recently curated the exhibition The Ocean After Nature which traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, The University of Adelaide’s Samstag Museum of Art, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts, The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, TheCube in Taipei, and Parsons: The New School for Social Research in New York. She also co-curated the traveling exhibition Publishing Against the Grain, which continues to tour internationally. During her time at ICI, Feldman produced and managed 20 traveling exhibitions with guest curators from around the world and expanded the organization’s international programming three-fold to establish lasting partnerships with art spaces in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the Midwestern United States. She was the editor of The Ocean After Nature catalogue, as well as the Managing Editor for ICI’s Sourcebook Series, which includes publications edited by Allen Ruppersberg, Martha Wilson, and Apichatpong Weerasethkul. Her projects have included long-term support of artists and curators, and of art histories often overlooked by traditional Western cannons. Beyond her work at ICI, Feldman has curated numerous exhibitions while lecturing and teaching at the University of Porto, The School of Visual Arts, New York University, the Center for Feminist Pedagogy, and at museums around the world. In 2017, she was the Annual Beckwith Lecturer at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts. She has previously held positions at the French contemporary art journal May Revue and at the gallery Reena Spaulings Fine Art.

Peter Gynd, Director, Lesley Heller Gallery
Peter Gynd is an independent curator, fifth-generation artist, and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Gynd studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has exhibited in both Canada and the United States. Notable exhibitions curated by Gynd include a permanent exhibition at the Foundation Center, New York; an acclaimed two-person presentation at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2015); and group exhibitions at Present Company, New York; NARS Foundation, New York; the Northside Festival, New York; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; and at the Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, Canada. Gynd’s exhibitions have been featured in Hyperallergic, The Carnegie Reporter, BLOUIN ARTINFO, and Gothamist. Peter Gynd has been a guest visitor at Residency Unlimited, Kunstraum, and ChaNorth Artist Residency, and a guest juror at 440 Gallery and Sweet Lorraine Gallery.

Matthew Lyons, Curator, The Kitchen
Matthew Lyons is Curator at The Kitchen where he has organized numerous exhibitions, performances, and other programs since 2005. Recent work includes projects with Chitra Ganesh, Trajal Harrell, nora chipaumire, Xaviera Simmons, Sarah Michelson, Aki Sasamoto, Constance DeJong, Kembra Pfahler, and Katherine Hubbard. Upcoming work includes projects with Moriah Evans and Lea Bertucci. Group exhibitions at The Kitchen include The Rehearsal; The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen’s Soho Years 1971-1985; One Minute More; Just Kick It Till It Breaks (catalog); Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music (catalog); and The Future As Disruption. He has also worked on the group exhibitions Dance Dance Revolution at Columbia University, Character Generator at Eleven Rivington Gallery, and Two Moon July at Paula Cooper Gallery. He has contributed catalog essays on the work of Mika Tajima and Vlatka Horvat, and other writing has appeared in Document Journal, Flash Art, PERFORMA 07: Everywhere and All at Once, and Work the Room: A Handbook of Performance Strategies. He is Contributing Editor at Movement Research Performance Journal, having edited the Six Sides, Typologically Distinct: Black Box / White Cube series, which he initiated, between 2009-2015.

Katrina Neumann, Co-Founder, Rivet
Katrina Neumann is a Co-Founder of Rivet. Rivet is a unified search platform designed to help you find and activate opportunities to advance your creative practice. Rivet’s goal is to make searching for and applying to residencies, incubators, fellowships, and open calls easier and more open. Before Rivet, Neumann founded Rate My Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany in 2013, which merged with Rivet in May 2018. This resource provided a platform for artists to socially and critically engage in conversation about artist residencies worldwide. The website has been featured in ArtFCityBLOUIN ARTINFO, Artspace, China Residencies, CMagazine, Bad at Sports, Mapping Residencies, Happening Media, Artsy, and NYArts Magazine. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in ArtNews, Hyperallergic, Artsy, Artnet, and the New York Times. She is affiliated with Flux Factory, The Karsh Prize, Elsewhere Museum, CAC Woodside, LMCC, Creative Capital, Artist Alliance Inc., Ideas City, All Hands Volunteer, NEW INC. at the New Museum, Kate Spade & Company Foundation, and Made in New York Media Center by IFP through various projects. Her artwork has been featured in the juried-in-print exhibition New American Paintings, WNYC, Whurk Magazine, Berlin Art-Parasites, and exhibited internationally. Neumann received her B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and her M.F.A from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Neumann currently works at Abrons Arts Center as the Graphic Design and Marketing Manager. Previously, she has worked in galleries and museums for over a decade, most recently at Kent Fine Art as Director.

William Penrose, Executive Director & Chief Curator, NURTUREart
Penrose is an advocate for providing direct support to artists across all disciplines. Prior to NURTUREart, Penrose was the Director at Rema Hort Mann Foundation and was at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where he was responsible for managing artist cohorts, studio spaces, and other aspects of LMCC’s Workspace, Process Space, and residency programs. Penrose began his career at Scottsdale Cultural Council, working for both Scottsdale Public Art and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Upon relocating to New York in 2007, Penrose was the registrar at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, based in Chelsea with international galleries. Additionally, Penrose has consulted at the Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) for research projects on living artists. He is a contributing author to the RCAC’s reports Still Kicking: Aging Performing Artists in NYC and LA Metro Areas and Art Cart: A Feasibility Study for a National Model. Penrose has lectured at New York University, Drew University, and Parsons: The New School for Design. He was an inaugural participant in NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot Camp and has served on the Junior Committee for Dance/NYC. Penrose currently serves on the board of the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching & Symphonic Bands. He holds an M.A. degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University, as well as a B.S. in Economics, B.F.A. in Drawing, and Minor in Philosophy from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

Anne Wheeler, Curatorial Associate, The Whitney Museum of American Art
Anne Wheeler is a New York-based artist, curator, writer, and art historian. She received her BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, double-majoring in English and the Practice of Art, and is now an ABD doctoral candidate in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, specializing in Modern and Contemporary art. Wheeler joined the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2010 at the founding of its Panza Collection Initiative research project, and served as assistant curator for the major international loan exhibitions On Kawara – Silence (2015) and Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better (2016). With Shawna Vesco, Wheeler curated the apexart Franchise Program exhibition Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish ‘Warrior-Divas’ in Berlin, Germany, in Spring 2017. Wheeler is currently working as a curatorial associate at the Whitney Museum of American Art, guiding the acquisition of a major gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, as she completes her doctoral dissertation, titled Language as Material: Rereading Robert Smithson.

Adeze Wilford, Curatorial Assistant, The Shed
Adeze Wilford is the curatorial assistant at The Shed. She was an inaugural joint curatorial fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2017 she curated Excerpt addressing artists who used text to challenge dominant historical narratives at the Studio Museum, and Black Intimacy, a film series at MoMA exploring black love and intimate relationships through the lens of politics. Other curatorial projects include Harlem Postcards (2016-2017) and Color in Shadows, the 2016 Studio Museum Expanding The Walls exhibition. Prior to this, Wilford was the Public Programs and Community Engagement assistant at the Studio Museum. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA degree in Art History and African-American Studies.

Event Accessibility

The New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA’s office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Limousine. Please email [email protected] or call 212.366.6900 ext. 252 between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

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Image: Doctor’s Hours, September 2016, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning

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