About Staff

Board


Andreas Beroutsos, Chair
Carol Bove, President
Robert K. Elliott, Vice Chair
Danielle Anderman, Vice Chair
Allen H. Brill, Treasurer

Candy Barasch
Sascha S. Bauer
Sanford Biggers
Benoit P. Bosc
Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Eleanor Cayre
Libby Ellis
Dennis Freedman
John H. Friedman
Arthur Kuijpers
Nate McBride
Adam McEwen
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Allison Rubler
Diane Solomon
Elaine G. Weitzen*
Fred Wilson

Mary Ceruti, Executive Director


*In Memoriam

 

Danielle Anderman is the Chief Executive Officer of Bespoke Fashion LLC, a menswear company based in New York. She has been on the board since 2013.

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

Sascha S. Bauer, works in corporate real estate. He has served on the board since 2008.

Andreas Beroutsos is the Executive Vice President, Private Equity & Infrastructure at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. He joined the board in 2011.

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.

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 President. 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.

Priscilla Vail Caldwell is an independent curator and advisor specializing in modern and contemporary American art. She joined the board in 2011.

Eleanor Cayre is a collector, art advisor, and exhibition organizer with a focus on established contemporary and emerging art. 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 Principal at AEA Consulting. She has been on the Board since 2013.

Dennis Freedman most recently served as the Creative Director of Barneys New York, and joined the board in 2016.

John H. Friedman is a Managing Partner at Easton Capital Investment Group. He joined the board in 2011.

Arthur Kuijpers has an extensive career in banking, insurance, and risk analysis. He joined the Board in 2018.

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. She joined the board in 2014, and is currently a Vice Chair of the SculptureCenter Board.

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

Diane Solomon is a New York based philanthropist and collector of contemporary art. She joined the board in 2012.

Elaine G. Weitzen, who had been on the board since 1987, was an art collector and philanthropist.

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

 

Staff


 

Mary Ceruti, Executive Director and Chief Curator

As SculptureCenter's Chief Curator and Executive Director, Mary Ceruti oversees all aspects of program, planning, and organizational development. 

 She has organized numerous solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art and curated special projects and commissions by over 50 emerging and established artists. Before joining SculptureCenter in 1999, Mary worked as an independent curator and writer and was the Director of Programs at Capp Street Project, an acclaimed international residency program, commissioning installation projects in San Francisco from 1992–98. She started her career as a Curatorial Assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ms. Ceruti holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College and in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.A. from the Inter-Arts Center at San Francisco State University after pursuing an in-depth study of community-based public art projects.

 

Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement

Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement brings over 20 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.

 

Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator

Sohrab Mohebbi is SculptureCenter's Curator and 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.

 

Ruba Katrib, Adjunct Curator

Ruba Katrib is Curator at MoMA PS1 in New York. From 2012-2017 she was Curator at SculptureCenter, where she is currently serving as Adjunct Curator through spring 2018. At SculptureCenter, she organized the group exhibitions The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, pothole, portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes(2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012); and solo shows of the work of Carissa Rodriguez (2018), Kelly Akashi, Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Cercle dArt des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), Nicola L., Charlotte Prodger (all 2017), Rochelle Goldberg, Aki Sasamoto, Cosima von Bonin (all 2016), Anthea Hamilton, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Magali Reus, Gabriel Sierra, Michael E. Smith, Erika Verzutti (all 2015), David Douard, and Jumana Manna (both 2014). Katrib was co-founder of the residency and exhibition space Threewalls in Chicago, and has also held positions at the Renaissance Society, Chicago and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She is a research advisor for the upcoming Carnegie International, which opens in 2018, and a member of the Advisory Board for Recess, a non-profit artist residency and exhibition space in New York. Katrib is one of the curators of SITE Santa Fes biennial, along with José Luis Blondet and Candice Hopkins, opening in August 2018.

 

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 assisted with development and special events initiatives at Creative Time and Art21, as well as membership services at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, she managed curatorial and public programming at the Chelsea Art Museum, and oversaw fundraising for Mad. Sq. Art, Madison Square Park Conservancy's public art program. 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.

 

Kyle Dancewicz, Exhibition and Program Manager

As Exhibitions and Program Manager, Kyle is responsible for coordinating SculptureCenter's artistic, public, and educational programs and managing the development and production of all of SculptureCenter's exhibitions. Kyle was previously Curatorial Manager at Madison Square Park Conservancy, where he oversaw the organization's public art commissioning program. He holds a B.A. in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an M.A. at Hunter College.

 

Meredith Friedman, Visitor Services Coordinator

As Visitor Services Coordinator, Meredith oversees the front of house and exhibitions day-to-day. Her responsibilities include bookstore management, installation maintenance, managing the volunteer program, and creating an overall worthwhile experience for SculptureCenter visitors. Meredith grew up in New York City, and holds a B.A. in Dance and Choreography from Connecticut College.

 

Sasha Helinski, Visitor Engagement Representative

As Visitor Engagement Representative, Sasha welcomes visitors to SculptureCenter. She is also responsible for monitoring the galleries, assisting with exhibition openings and maintenance, bookstore management, and general front desk duties. She brings experience from a recently completed internship at SculptureCenter as well as internships at other arts institutions. Outside of the museum, Sasha is a practicing artist and the creator and curator of Lacuna, a visual arts zine. Sasha holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with concentrations in art history and fine arts.

 

Sophie Kaufman, Individual Giving and Events Manager

As Individual Giving and Events Manager, Sophie Kaufman 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 received her B.A. from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, where she studied Theatre Theory and Communications.

 

Tracy Keenan, Visitor Engagement Representative

As Visitor Engagement Representative, Tracy creates a positive and welcoming environment for all SculptureCenter visitors. Her responsibilities include assisting Visitor Services Coordinator with daily exhibition maintenance, bookstore management, and all other aspects of the museums front of house. Tracy brings experience from the visitor service departments of numerous other non-profit art institutions in NYC. She received her B.F.A from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

 

Jillian Scott, Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager

As Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media 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 most recently Christie's Education, where she managed all New York marketing activities. Jillian holds a B.S. in Arts Administration from Ithaca College and studied abroad in Rome, Italy with Duquesne University.

 

Claire Valdez, Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Claire Valdez oversees operational matters at the SculptureCenter office and museum, and tries to keep the lights on. She collaborates with staff members on the technical aspects of exhibitions, public programs, and special events, and manages the administrative and procedural facets of the In Practice open call and Lucky Draw. A recent Chicago transplant, she previously worked for Chicago Artists Coalition and co-directed PeregrineProgram, an artist-run exhibition space in East Garfield Park. She received her B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

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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