CURRICULUM VITAE

* = current
** = upcoming
 

PROFESSIONAL
*Art Consultant & Curator: Latela Curatorial
*Director & Founder: Latela Curatorial + Latela Art Gallery
*Fine Artist
*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
2019
Spiritual Wanderlust • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [june 1-july 13] --> Washington Post Review + Live on BYT Radio // Curatorial Advisor
INTERIORS: Paintings, Collages & 3D Installations by Mills Brown • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [april 6-27] --> Washington Post Review
ZEVEL: Photography by Zachary Z. Handler • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [pop-up in collaboration with Dance Place & the Swedish Embassy] 
2018
Dimensions: A Collage Exhibition • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [oct 6 - 27] --> Washington Post Review // Curatorial Advisor
The Divide: Solo-Exhibition debuting newest series of paintings by Christine Olmstead  Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [june 30 - july 29] 
2017
Together Alone: Collective Photography Exhibition featuring the Rooftop Collective // FotoweekDC  Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [nov 16 - dec 16]
#socialaesthetics • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [july 1-29] --> Washington Post Review
Collage Group Show II • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [mar 11 - april 29] --> Washington Post Review
2016
You Better Bring Your Own Sun: Conceptual Photography by Marisa S. White // FotoweekDC • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [nov 12, 2016 - jan 8, 2017] --> Entrepreneurs’ Organization Feature
LUMINARIUM: Cosmology, Celestial Mechanics & Eschatology - Paintings by Dariana Arias • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [sept 3 - nov 6] --> Washington Post Review
In Memory of Water • Latela Curatorial sponsored by George Mason University featuring GMU photography students; Washington DC [may 14 - 24]
Creative Narrative: Photography Exhibition - Collaboration with Framebridge • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [jan 16 - mar 16] 
LATELA Debut Artist Exhibition • Latela Curatorial curated by Marta Staudinger; Washington DC [nov 7, 2015 - jan 10]
2013
The Burning of Visibility: From Reality to Dream • Art Museum of the Americas (OAS); Washington DC [july - aug]
FUSION: Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas through AMA’s Collection • Art Museum of the Americas (OAS); Washington DC [june 2013 - spring 2014]
2012
Antoni Tàpies. Cap braços cames cos • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [june - nov]
Antoni Tàpies. Col·lecció, # 3 • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [april - june]
Retrospectiva de Xavier Le Roy • Antoni Tàpies Foundation; Barcelona, Spain [feb - april]
2011
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]
Ammannati in Luce • Palazzo Pitti; Florence, Italy [may - sept]
2010
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 PRESS / CURATOR + ARTS ENTREPRENEUR
2019
Want to start collecting art? Here’s what you need to know for your private collection” Marta Staudinger, an art consultant and director of DC art gallery Latela Curatorial, gives us expert tips for beginners in Northern Virginia Magazine ~ interview
Latela Curatorial named “Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC” by Washington City Paper / Annual “Best of D.C.” Reader Poll for the 4th year in a row.
2018
Washington City Paper interviews Latela Director Marta Staudinger in Local Artists Respond to D.C.'s Comprehensive Cultural Plan ~ interview
Latela Curatorial named “Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC” by Washington City Paper / Annual “Best of D.C.” Reader Poll for the 3rd year in a row.
2017
Washingtonian feature: How a Decorator Helped This Artist Turn a Raw Space into a Gorgeous, Sun-Drenched Shop ~ Featured artwork, art studio & gallery
Latela Curatorial was named “Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC” by Washington City Paper / Annual “Best of D.C.” Reader Poll for the 2nd year in a row.
Marta Staudinger, Latela Curatorial Director, comments on the growth of co-working spaces in Washington DC & its positive impact on small local businesses "We specifically find pieces with energies that match those of the businesses we work with, as the visual space is both a reflection of companies’ goals, and also impacts their employees’ productivity,” in On Tap Magazine.
2016
Latela Curatorial, Washington D.C.’s newest art gallery, was named the area’s “Best Commercial Art Gallery” by Washington City Paper / Annual “Best of D.C.” reader poll. View Press Release here.

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
2018
On Tap Magazine: ‘Coalesce’ Exhibition Finds Synergy in Separation
Middleburg Life: COALESCE: A Tale of Two Artists ~ interview for COALESCE Exhibition at The Byrne Gallery in Middleburg, VA on pages 38-43
DC Modern Luxury: Material Girl ~ Featured artwork in interview of interior designer Caryn Cramer
2017
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
The Every Girl: How Shannon Claire Transformed Her Bedroom in Just 6 Weeks ~ Featured Photographs

SELECT EXHIBITIONS / ARTIST
2018
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] 
2016
Closing Ranks • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [june 10 - aug 1, 2016] 
coLlagE: Collage & Mixed Media Artworks Exhibition • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [march 26 - may 8, 2016]
LATELA Debut Artist Exhibition • Latela Curatorial; Washington DC [nov 7, 2015 - jan 10, 2016]
2014
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]  --> GW Today Review

ART HISTORIAN / SMITHSONIAN EXPERT
**Across Northern Portugal and Spain • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [October 4-20, 2020]
**Italy’s Lake District • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [September 15-23, 2020]
**A Stay in Barcelona • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [May 9-17, 2020]
**Highlights of Italy • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [April 20-May 5, 2020]
**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]
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 (Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Yoga, Arts Business Coaching) 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]