CURRICULUM VITAE

* = current
** = upcoming
 

PROFESSIONAL
*Art Consultant & Curator: Latela Art + Curatorial Consultation Firm
*Director & Founder: Latela Art Gallery
*Fine Artist: no representation
*Art Historian Expert: Smithsonian Journeys

ACADEMIA
MA in Curatorial Studies + New Media Art Curatorship • Universitat de Ramon Llull / ESDi; Barcelona, Spain [2012]
BA in Art History • George Mason University; Fairfax, VA [2009]
Double BA in Communication and Sociology • George Mason University; Fairfax, VA [2009] 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS / CURATORIAL
• Dimensions: A Collage Exhibition  •  Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [oct 6 - 27 30, 2018] --> Washington Post Review
• The Divide - Solo-Exhibition debuting newest series of paintings by Christine Olmstead  •  Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [june 30 - july 29, 2018] 
• Together Alone - Collective Photography Exhibition featuring the Rooftop Collective  •  Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [nov 16 - dec 16, 2017] in conjunction with FotoWeekDC
#socialaesthetics • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [july 1-29, 2017] --> Washington Post Review
• Collage Group Show II • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [mar 11 - april 29, 2017] --> Washington Post Review
• You Better Bring Your Own Sun: Conceptual Photography by Marisa S. White  •  in conjunction with Foto Week DC  • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [nov 12, 2016 - jan 8, 2017]
• LUMINARIUM: Cosmology, Celestial Mechanics & Eschatology - Paintings by Dariana Arias • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [sept 3 - nov 6, 2016] --> Washington Post Review
• In Memory of Water • Latela Art Gallery sponsored by George Mason University featuring GMU photography students; Washington DC [may 14 - 24, 2016]
• Creative Narrative: Photography Exhibition - Collaboration with Framebridge • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [jan 16 - mar 16, 2016] 
• LATELA Debut Artist Exhibition • Latela Art Gallery curated by Marta Staudinger; Washington DC [nov 7, 2015 - jan 10, 2016]
• The Burning of Visibility: From Reality to Dream • Art Museum of the Americas (OAS); Washington DC [july - aug 2013]
• FUSION: Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas through AMA’s Collection • Art Museum of the Americas (OAS); Washington DC [june 2013 - spring 2014]
• Antoni Tàpies. Cap braços cames cos • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [june - nov 2012]
• Antoni Tàpies. Col·lecció, # 3 • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [april - june 2012]
• Retrospectiva de Xavier Le Roy • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [feb - april 2012]
• El Placer es más importante que la Victoria • Tasneem Gallery; Barcelona, Spain [nov 2011 - jan 2012]
• L'acqua, la pietra, il fuoco: Bartolomeo Ammannati Scultore • National Bargello Museum; Florence, Italy [may - sept 2011]
• Ammannati in Luce • Palazzo Pitti; Florence, Italy [may - sept 2011]
• Virtù d'Amore • Accademia Gallery; Florence, Italy [june - dec 2010]
• I grandi bronzi del Battistero • National Bargello Museum; Florence, Italy [sept 2010 - jan 2011]
• Parigi val bene una messa • Medici Chapels Museum; Florence, Italy [july 2010 - jan 2011]

SELECT COLLECTIONS & COLLABORATIONS / ARTIST & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bronze Fog ~ 7'x4' painting on canvas installed in Tyson's Corner Lobby  [feb 2018]
Hello, Hendrix ~ 6'x4' painting on canvas installed in Lobby of Hendrix Apartment Complex by DITTO. [aug 2017]
Watching the Sunset Wearing a Turquoise Medallion ~ 36"x20" painting on canvas & Thing 1 and Thing 2 40"x36" framed paintings on paper installed in Caryn Cramer's 2017 DC Design House Showroom [oct-nov 2017] 

SELECT PRESS / ARTIST
On Tap Magazine (October 2018): ‘Coalesce’ Exhibition Finds Synergy in Separation
Middleburg Life (October 2018 issue): COALESCE: A Tale of Two Artists ~ interview for COALESCE Exhibition at The Byrne Gallery in Middleburg, VA on pages 38-43
Washington City Paper: Local Artists Respond to D.C.'s Comprehensive Cultural Plan ~ interview
• DC Modern Luxury: Material Girl ~ Featured artwork in interview of interior designer Caryn Cramer
Home&Design: Showhouse Drama, A Recap of the 2017 DC Design House ~ Featured artwork & art consultation collaboration with Caryn Cramer's 2017 DC Design House Showroom
Curbed Washington DC: D.C. Design House 2017: 38 photos inside the D.C. area’s best show house ~ Featured artwork & art consultation collaboration with Caryn Cramer's 2017 DC Design House Showroom
Washington Post: How to turn a window seat into a cozy spot to curl up with a book ~ Featured artwork & art consultation collaboration with Caryn Cramer's 2017 DC Design House Showroom
Washingtonian: How a Decorator Helped This Artist Turn a Raw Space into a Gorgeous, Sun-Drenched Shop ~ Featured artwork, art studio & gallery
The Every Girl: How Shannon Claire Transformed Her Bedroom in Just 6 Weeks ~ Featured Photographs

SELECT EXHIBITIONS / ARTIST
COALESCE • duo-exhibition. The Byrne Gallery; Middleburg, VA [oct 6 - nov 4, 2018] 

Alchemical Vessels 2018: Our Common Thread • participating artist. Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery; Washington DC [march 16 - may 4, 2018] 

Closing Ranks • exhibited an assortment of 3 collages on paper & 2 collage paintings on canvas. Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [june 10 - aug 1, 2016] 

coLlagE: Collage & Mixed Media Artworks Exhibition • "ciné-mirior" - mixed media & acrylic on canvas collage. 2015. 36 x 48 in. Latela Art Gallery curated by Marta Staudinger; Washington DC [march 26 - may 8, 2016]

LATELA Debut Artist Exhibition • Two paintings: "Girl in Red" - acrylic on canvas collage. 2015. 24 x 36 in. &  "Girl in Blue" - acrylic on canvas collage. 2015. 30 x 40 in. Latela Art Gallery curated by Marta Staudinger; Washington DC [nov 7, 2015 - jan 10, 2016]

Interpreting Icons: Re-envisioning the Exemplary • Three 11x14 photography works (2014): "Still Life with your Aunt Sugar and Fat Crunch.”, "Still Life with your Aunt Sugar, Uncle Whiz and their Wendy-Bell Children." and "Still Life with Cooking with Butter and Marshmellow Paste."; Curated by Eden Orelove; Gallery 102 - George Washington University Art Gallery; Washington DC [nov 2014]

Chasing Down the Pour • Two photography works (2014): "Bubbles: Series 1 of 10" and "Bubbles: Series 3 of 10" presented together [8x10], and "Miro. Light Shapes: Series 1 of 20" [8x10]; Curated by Miriam Grotte-Jacobs; Gallery 102 - George Washington University Art Gallery; Washington DC [aug - sept 2014] 

ART HISTORIAN / SMITHSONIAN EXPERT
**Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [October 12-26, 2019]
 **A Stay in Barcelona • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [September 14-22, 2019]
 **Highlights of Italy • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [May 2-17, 2019]
**Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [April 9-25, 2019]
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [October 26-Nov 11,  2018]
A Stay in Barcelona • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [September 6-14, 2018] 
Highlights of Italy • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [May 29-June 13, 2018]
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [May 4-20, 2018]
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [oct 8-24, 2017]
Sorrento • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [april 12-20, 2017]
Impressions of Spain: A Stay in Barcelona and San Sebastián • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [oct 16 - 25, 2016]
A Stay in Italy's Lake District • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [sept 12 -20, 2016]
Treasures of Italy: A Family Adventure • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [july 9 - 17, 2016] 
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [april 19 - may 5, 2016]
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [oct 18 - nov 3, 2015]
Barcelona to Barcelona Cruise • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [july 2 - july 12] 
Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [april 24 - may 10, 2015]
Private museum & walking tours in Barcelona • ("Spanish Modernism in Barcelona", "Gaudi in Barcelona", ); Barcelona, Spain [sept 2011 - sept 2012]
Private museum & walking tours in Florence • ("The Casa Martelli Collection", "Guide to the Medici Chapels", "The Highlights of the Bargello", "Culture of Florence and Tuscany", "High Renaissance Art in Florence", "Florentine Cuisine", "Secrets of Florence", "Highlights of Florence"); Florence, Italy [may 2009 - sept 2012]
Private museum & walking tours in Rome • ("Baroque Art in Rome", "Highlights of Rome"); Rome, Italy [may 2009 - sept 2012]
Private museum & walking tours in Venice • ("Highlights of Venice"); Venice, Italy [may 2009 - sept 2012]

LECTURES
Regular (multiple times a year)
- Gaudi in Barcelona • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Barcelona
- Picasso: Early Years in Spain • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Barcelona/Northern Spain
- Modern Art in Catalonia: Gaudi, Picasso, Miro & Dali • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Barcelona
- History of Barcelona & Catalunya • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Barcelona
- Urbanization in Barcelona • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Barcelona
- History of Spain • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Spain
- Architecture in Spain (focus on Roman & Moorish) • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Spain
- El Greco in Toledo • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Toledo
- Modern & Contemporary Art in Madrid • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Madrid
- Historiography Modern Art in Europe • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Europe
- Lisbon, Manueline Architecture & The Portuguese Renaissance • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Portugal
- Reconstruction of Lisbon • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Portugal
- Nasoni, Porto & the Portuguese Baroque • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Portugal
- Introduction to Renaissance Art in Italy • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Italy
- Introduction to High Renaissance Art in Italy • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Italy
- Competitions and Comparisons: Renaissance Art in Florence • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Florence, Italy
- Working in the Vatican: Michelangelo & Raphael• Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Rome, Italy
- Leonardo da Vinci in Milan & the Sforzas • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Milan, Italy
- Introduction to Ancient Campania • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Campania
- Private Life in Pompeii • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Campania
- Public Life in Pompeii • Smithsonian Journeys Trip in Campania
- Re-contextualization of Pompeii: Discoveries & Modern Influences • Smithsonian Journeys Trips in Campania
Debuts (once)
'In Progress'  • 20x20 presentation at District Design Lab, Brookland Arts Walk; Washington DC [nov 17, 2016 at 7pm]
'The Creative Self' • VCU Brandcenter [mar 2015]
'Informatizzazione del Bargello'  • presentation at the National Bargello Museum, Florence, Italy [2011]

EXHIBITION JUROR
Annual Juried Exhibition • Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA [dec 2017]
'This Earth-CHAL'  Juried Exhibit • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC [april 2017]
'2017 Open Exhibition Call for Proposals'  Juried Art Call • Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory - Alexandria, VA [march 2017]
December All-Media Exhibit • The Art League, Torpedo Factory - Alexandria, VA [dec 2014]

MUSEUM PROJECTS
Samuel H. Kress Collection History and Conservation Database Project • National Gallery of Art; Washington DC [2013-15]
Index of American Design Photographs • National Gallery of Art; Washington DC [2013]
Tàpies. A Life of Networks • Final MA Project / advisor - Bani Brusadin; Barcelona, Spain [july 2012]
Arts Combinatòries • Antoni Tapies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [2012]
A Study of Armors • National Bargello Museum; Florence, Italy [2011]
Informatizzazione del Bargello • National Bargello Museum; Florence, Italy [2011]
The Carrand Collection • National Bargello Museum; Florence, Italy [2010]

LANGUAGES
fluent (speaking, reading, writing) :: english, italian, spanish
intermediate :: catalan
proficient reading + some speaking and writing :: french, german, portuguese

COMMUNITY
Community Healing Sessions  •  on private and as needed basis [2015-current]
Dharma Yogi  •  200 LOAY "Life of a Yogi" Teacher; Dharma Yoga Center - New York, NY [2015]