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    Board & Staff

    Board

    Carol Bove, Chair
    Sanford Biggers, President
    Robert K. Elliott, Vice Chair
    Eleanor Heyman Propp, Vice Chair
    Allen H. Brill, Treasurer
    Libby Ellis, Secretary

    Nairy Baghramian
    Candace Barasch
    Benoit P. Bosc
    Eleanor Cayre
    Barbara Gundlach
    Leslie Hewitt
    Sean Lyons
    Nate McBride
    Adam McEwen
    Fred Wilson

    Nairy Baghramian is a visual artist based in Berlin. She joined the Board in 2021.

    Candace Barasch is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.

    Sanford Biggers is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University. He has been a member of the SculptureCenter board since 2012 and currently serves as Board President.

    Benoit P. Bosc is currently the Head of Structuring and Client Solutions at GSR, a global leader in crypto trading and market-making. He joined the board in 2016.

    Carol Bove is an artist based in Brooklyn, and currently serves as Board Chair. She joined the board in 2013.

    Allen H. Brill, Treasurer of the SculptureCenter Board, is a Partner at the New York office of Phillips Nizer where he specializes in real estate law. He joined the board in 2002.

    Eleanor Cayre is an art advisor, art collector, and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2013.

    Robert K. Elliott, a former partner at KPMG in New York and a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has served on the board since 2005. He is currently a Vice Chair of the SculptureCenter Board.

    Libby Ellis is the Director and Co-owner at AEA Consulting, and currently serves as Board Secretary. She has been on the Board since 2013.

    Barbara Gundlach is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2019.

    Leslie Hewitt is a New York based artist working with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. She joined the board in 2020.

    Sean Lyons is the Global Chief Executive Officer of R/GA, a future-facing brand, marketing, and CX consultancy headquartered in New York. He joined the Board in 2021.

    Nate McBride is the Principal and Founder of McBride Architects. He joined the board in 2013.

    Adam McEwen is an artist based in New York. He joined the board in 2013.

    Eleanor Heyman Propp is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York, and currently serves as Board Vice Chair. She joined the board in 2014.

    Fred Wilson, a New York based artist and MacArthur Fellow, has been on the board since 1995.

    Staff

    Sohrab Mohebbi, Director

    Sohrab Mohebbi was appointed Director of SculptureCenter in 2022. He is also serving as the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, opening in September 2022. Mohebbi has also served as SculptureCenter’s Curator-at-Large (2020-21), and as Curator between 2018 and 2020. Before joining SculptureCenter in 2018, he was associate curator at REDCAT in Los Angeles and curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA; SALT, Istanbul; and the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA in photography from Tehran Art University. Mohebbi has organized solo exhibitions by Banu Cennetoğlu, Fiona Connor, Tishan Hsu, Hassan Khan, John Knight, and Falke Pisano, among others. His group exhibitions include Searching the Sky for Rain (2019), It is obvious from the map (2017; co-curated by Thomas Keenan) and Hotel Theory (2015; with Ruth Estévez), which received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. In 2012, he was the recipient of a grant from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for his blog presencedocuments.

    Kyle Dancewicz, Deputy Director

    As Deputy Director, Kyle collaborates with the Director and Curatorial team to structure and manage the overall artistic program of SculptureCenter and to develop strategies to support all of SculptureCenter’s activities. Kyle joined SculptureCenter in 2016 and previously served as Interim Director (2020-22) and Director of Exhibitions and Programs. His recent projects at SculptureCenter include Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was (organized with Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Walker Art Center, MN) (2022), Niloufar Emamifar, SoiL Thornton, and an Oral History of Knobkerry (2021), Jesse Wine: Imperfect List (2020), In Practice: Total Disbelief (2020), ektor garcia: cadena perpetua (2019), and Matt Keegan: what was & what is (2019). Before working at SculptureCenter, Kyle managed Mad. Sq. Art, the public art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York. Independently, he has worked with the lumber room in Portland, Oregon, and contributes writing to various exhibition catalogs and publications. He received a BA in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an MA at Hunter College.

    Joni Todd, Director of Finance and Administration

    As Director of Finance and Administration, Joni oversees financial, human resources, and operations areas. Prior to joining SculptureCenter she worked at several museums and arts-related not-for-profits in New York and Chicago.

    Christopher Aque, Exhibition & Program Manager

    As Exhibition and Program Manager, Chris oversees the production of artworks, publications, exhibitions, and other public programs. He has worked with artists in galleries and nonprofits for over a decade, most recently at the Artist's Institute. Chris is also an artist, and is represented by Regards, Chicago, and Sweetwater, Berlin.

    Caitlin Furlong, Individual Giving and Events Manager

    As Individual Giving and Events Manager, Caitlin Furlong develops all exhibition receptions and special events and oversees patron programs. Caitlin’s expertise in fundraising and relationship building comes from working with museums and artists over the last several years, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and previously at Judd Foundation. She received a B.A. in Art History at the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Museum Studies at New York University.

    Cheryl Chan, Executive Office and Development Associate

    As the Executive Office and Development Associate, Cheryl supports the Executive Director and Director of Advancement in foundation, government, and corporate grantmaking, and acts as a liaison to the Board. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, Cheryl worked within the Development department at the Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad Sq. Art public art program, and has held fundraising, membership, and special event roles at several non-profit cultural institutions. Cheryl received her B.A. in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art from Queens College, and studied Fine Art at Parsons The New School for Design.

    Kiersten Lukason, Head Installer

    As Head Installer, Kiersten oversees a crew of stalwart art handlers in the pursuit of opening night success. She works closely with the Exhibition and Program Manager, Operations Manager, and artists to make the art vision real as well as safe for everyone involved. Kiersten has a B.F.A. from New York University, and works concurrently as a freelance art handler in museums, galleries, and homes throughout the city.

    Danny Crump, Facilities and Office Manager

    As Facilities and Office Manager Danny is responsible for the care and maintenance of the former trolley repair shop, which is SculptureCenter’s primary exhibition space. He is also in charge of the day to day logistics which ensure smooth operation of the organization. Previously he worked in a number of art related not-for-profits in New York. Danny is a sculptor and holds a M.F.A. from Ohio University.

    Olivia Harrison, Visitor Services Coordinator

    As Visitor Services Coordinator, Olivia is responsible for the reception of visitors, training and managing the front facing staff, monitoring the gallery spaces, and bookstore transactions both on-site and online. Olivia brings experience from SFMOMA where she spent working on the frontline as the Supervisor of Visitor Engagement. She is a working artist living in Manhattan and holds a B.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

    Tucker Claxton, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Tucker is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. Tucker is a multi-media sculptor. From Kansas, they hold a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a B.S. in Art Education from Kansas State University. After undergrad, Tucker completed a two year residency at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tucker currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

    Ava Ferguson, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Ava is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. Ava received her B.A in Art History and Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She plans on continuing her studies in graduate school with a focus on Prewar painting.

    Madeleine Sinnock, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Maddy is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. As an artist, Maddy works in textiles, found objects and digital media. They hold a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Religious Studies, from Eugene Lang College The New School.