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    Board

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

    Candace Barasch
    Benoit P. Bosc
    Barbara Gundlach
    Leslie Hewitt
    Nate McBride
    Adam McEwen
    Allison Rubler
    Fred Wilson

    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 manages the crude oil trading book for Goldman Sachs & Co. 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 an attorney whose firm Brill & Meisel, specializes in real estate. He joined the board in 2002.

    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 Principal 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.

    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.

    Allison Rubler, a collector and art advisor, joined the board in 2015.

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

    Staff

    Kyle Dancewicz, Interim Director

    As Interim Director, Kyle works in conjunction with a dedicated Board and curatorial and advancement teams to oversee SculptureCenter’s organizational development, financial operations, programming, and staff. Kyle has worked at SculptureCenter since 2016 and was previously Director of Exhibitions and Programs. His recent exhibitions and projects include ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, Matt Keegan: what was & what is, In Practice: Total Disbelief, and Jesse Wine: Imperfect List. Prior to working at SculptureCenter, he 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.

    Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement

    Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement brings over 25 years experience in fundraising, strategic planning and cultural communications for leading visual and performing arts organizations. Prior to joining SculptureCenter in 2016, Allison held senior fundraising and arts administration positions with Performa, National Academy Museum, American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Museum of the City of New York, the BAM Harvey Theatre, and the Guggenheim Museum. Allison's consultancy experience includes developing strategic communications, annual fund campaigns and galas, board development, and capital and sponsorship campaigns for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, LACMA, Tang Museum, Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Jacob's Pillow, and SCAD Museum, among others. A former adjunct member of faculty of CUNY's art history undergraduate program, Allison also regularly lectures on fundraising and board development for NYU's Masters in Arts Administration program. Allison is a member of Art Table.

    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.

    Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator-at-Large

    Sohrab Mohebbi is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. Before joining SculptureCenter in 2018, Mohebbi was the associate curator at REDCAT where he organized solo exhibitions with Dave Hullfish Bailey, Tamara Henderson, John Knight, and Falke Pisano among others. His group exhibitions include: It is obvious from the map (co-curated with Thomas Keenan), which examined the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe, and Hotel Theory (curated in collaboration with Ruth Estevez). Hotel Theory focused on the performance of theory in contemporary art and considered theory as an art form and received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. Mohebbi was a Curatorial Fellow at Queens Museum where he organized Hassan Khans Hidden Location, the artists first museum exhibition in the United States. He is the recipient of 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for the blog presencedocuments. His writings have been published in Bidoun magazine, where he is a contributing editor, as well as other periodicals and publications. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for organizations including the Walker Art Center, High Desert Test Sites, SALT Istanbul and Center for Historical Reenactments. He received an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.F.A in Photography from Tehran Art 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.

    Sophie Kaufman, Individual Giving and Events Manager

    As Individual Giving and Events Manager, Sophie is responsible for managing the Ambassadors patron group and SculptureCenter's Annual Fund, as well as supporting major donor and special gifts. She also oversees the production of all fundraising events, including the Annual Gala and Lucky Draw. Sophie has gained fundraising and event production experience through prior development positions at Ars Nova, Performa, and Roundabout Theatre Company. She holds a B.A. from The New School and is pursuing an M.A. in art history at Hunter College.

    Jillian Scott, Communications and Marketing Manager

    As Communications and Marketing Manager, Jillian is responsible for spearheading marketing activities, media relations, social media, and merchandise revenue, including Limited Editions. A Pittsburgh native turned Long Island City resident, Jillian brings experience from museums and higher education institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Ithaca College Visual Resource Collection, the Museum of Modern Art Archives, and Christie's Education, New York. Jillian holds a B.S. in Arts Administration from Ithaca College.


    Chris Aque, Exhibition & Program Manager

    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 BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

    Patricia Abrego, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Patricia is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. Patricia is a visual artist from Queens, New York. She holds a BA in both Art History and Visual Arts. Aside from having conversations on art, Patricia is also passionate about mental health awareness, New York sports and all things Queens culture.

    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 Bachelor’s of Science 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.

    Peter Kelly, Visitor Engagement Representative

    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.

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