Founder, Curator & Director - Latela Art Gallery

* = current
** = upcoming

EDUCATION
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] 

EXHIBITIONS / CURATORIAL

• It Looks Easier Than It Is • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [may 5-27, 2017]
• Collage Group Show II • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [mar 11 - april 29, 2017]
• Latela Art Gallery Reopening & Collection Showcase • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [feb 22 - mar 4, 2017]
• 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]• 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]
• Closing Ranks • Lateral Art Gallery; Washington DC [june 10 - aug 1, 2016]
• In Memory of Water • Latela Art Gallery sponsored by George Mason University featuring GMU photography students; Washington DC [may 14 - 24, 2016]
• coLlagE: Collage & Mixed Media Artworks Exhibition • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [march 26 - may 8, 2016] 
• Creative Narrative: Photography Exhibition - Collaboration with Framebridge • Latela Art Gallery; Washington DC [jan 16 - mar 16, 2016] 
• The Petal that Fell from the Rose: Paintings by Rikasso • HOMME DC/Anacostia Arts Center curated by LATELA; Washington DC [nov 21 - dec 28, 2015]
• Land- and Sea- Scapes: Paintings by Leni Berliner  • Hera Hub DC curated by LATELA; Washington DC [nov 12, 2015 - feb 16, 2016]
• LATELA Debut Artist Exhibition • Latela Art Gallery curated by Marta Staudinger; Washington DC [nov 7, 2015 - jan 10, 2016]
• Paintings by Laura Gallagher • Be Here Now Yoga curated by LATELA; Washington DC [oct 3 - dec 4, 2015]
• The Art of Mourning - Paintings by John Brendan Guinan • HOMME DC/Anacostia Arts Center curated by LATELA; Washington DC [sept 24 - nov 19, 2015]
• Collages by Meg Schaap • Hera Hub DC curated by LATELA; Washington DC [sept 10 - nov 11, 2015]
• Femininity. Female Figures and Dancing Shapes. • LATELA; online exhibition [mar 28 - june 23, 2015]
• Vibras Positivas. Art that Channels Positivity. • LATELA; online exhibition [feb 20 - mar 30, 2015]
• Chasing Light. Hiding from Shadows. Photography, Drawings and Prints. • LATELA; online exhibition [jan 5 - mar 13, 2015]
• Highlight of Latela Artists: Debut Exhibition • LATELA; online exhibition [nov 30, 2014 - jan 28, 2015]
• 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]

EXHIBITIONS / ARTIST
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] 

TOURS/LECTURES
**Across Northern Spain and Portugal • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [October 26-Nov 11,  2018]
**Sorrento • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [October 9-17, 2018] 
**Impressions of Spain: A Stay in Barcelona and San Sebastián • Smithsonian Journeys Trip [September 6-14, 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]
In Progress' 20x20 presentation at District Design Lab, Brookland Arts Walk; Washington DC [nov 17, 2016 at 7pm]
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]
'The Creative Self' • VCU Brandcenter [mar 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]

EXHIBITION JUROR
'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

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATES / EDUCATION
"Career Pathways for Curators and Cultural Managers" • NODE Curatorial Studies Online Center [2015]
"Social Networking for Gallerists and Art Professionals" • NODE Curatorial Studies Online Center [2015]
"Developing a Creative Platform or Art Organization" • NODE Curatorial Studies Online Center [2015]
"Curatorial Procedures: Contracts, Loans and Official Documents" • NODE Curatorial Studies Online Center [2015]

COMMUNITY
*Community Healing Sessions • on private and as needed basis [2015]
*Dharma Yogi • 200 LOAY "Life of a Yogi" Teacher; Dharma Yoga Center - New York, NY [2015]
*Multi-community participant • Mentor, teacher, and student. 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
*Framed Photography Co. • Photographer
*CCOLLECTIVE • Participating Curator

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
*ARTOGA • Co-Founder & Creative Director
Stop Art Yoga • Founder & Project Coordinator
90 Days of Mindfulness • Founder & Project Coordinator