About Staff

Board


Sascha S. Bauer, Chair
Carol Bove, President
Robert K. Elliott, Vice Chair
Eleanor Heyman Propp, Vice Chair
Allen H. Brill, Treasurer

Danielle Anderman
Candy Barasch
Andreas Beroutsos
Sanford Biggers
Benoit P. Bosc
Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Eleanor Cayre
Libby Ellis
Dennis Freedman
John H. Friedman
Roelfien Kuijpers
Nate McBride
Adam McEwen
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, Chair of the SculptureCenter Board, 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.

Roelfien Kuijpers is a Managing Director in the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. She joined the board in 2016.

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.

 

Ruba Katrib, Adjunct Curator

Ruba Katrib is SculptureCenter's Curator and is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. At SculptureCenter she has produced the group shows The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012). Recent solo shows include exhibitions with Rochelle Goldberg (2016), Anthea Hamilton, Gabriel Sierra, Magali Reus, Michael E. Smith, and Erika Verzutti (all 2015). In her previous post as the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, she organized several solo and group exhibition including The Reach of Realism (2009), which explored the traditions of realism within the digital age, as well as the first museum retrospectives of Cory Arcangel and Claire Fontaine (both 2010). Katrib has contributed texts for a number of publications and periodicals including Art in America, Parkett, and cura. magazine. She has also co-curated with Tom Eccles, Visitors, a group exhibition of public art on Governors Island, New York (2015).

 

Amelia Brod, Education and Curatorial Fellow

As Education and Curatorial Fellow, Amelia works on exhibitions and organizes Public Process, an intensive program for high schoolers in public art and urban planning that culminates in a commission for Long Island City. She has previously worked in curatorial and programming departments at Creative Time, ArtTable, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Amelia received a BA in American Studies from the University of Sussex and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, where she co-curated Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden (2015) at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. Independently, Amelia is currently co-curating an exhibition on performance, radical visibility, and disability.

 

Cheryl Chan, Executive Office and Development Associate

Cheryl Chan serves as the Development Assistant/Assistant to the Director. She supports the Executive Director and Director of Advancement in all facets of individual, foundation, government, and corporate grantmaking, and acts as a liaison to the Board. Prior to joining the SculptureCenter team, Cheryl assisted with development and special events initiatives at Creative Time and Art21, as well as handled 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 BA in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art from Queens College, and studied Fine Art at Parsons The New School for Design. Cheryl, a Queens native, is an avid runner, baker, and consumer of desserts.

 

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 BA in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an MA 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 BA in Dance and Choreography from Connecticut College.

 

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 BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

 

Gracia Ross, Individual Giving and Events Manager

As Individual Giving and Events Manager, Gracia Ross works closely with the Director of Advancement to spearhead SculptureCenter's Ambassadors and Directors Circle patron programs and all annual fund initiatives. Additionally, Gracia is responsible for the production of all fundraising events including the Annual Benefit Gala and Lucky Draw. Gracia brings experience in fundraising and special events production as a Project Director with Livet Reichard Company where she produced galas, fundraising events, and several charity auctions for various institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, International Print Center, as well as artist Wangechi Mutus first annual fundraiser Africas Out!. Prior to Livet Richard, Gracia worked as a Research Assistant at Hauser & Wirth, and held Development positions with the National Academy Museum and Printed Matter. Gracia holds a B.S. in Art History and Museum Studies from the State University of New York, FIT and recently completed a M.S. in Art, Law and Business at Christie's Education London.

 

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 BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Interns


If you are interested in Internship opportunities, please visit our Internships page.

 

Yichen Dong, Special Events and Development Intern

As a Special Events and Development Intern, Yichen works directly with the Individual Giving and Events Coordinator and the Director of Advancement on fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter patron programs, the upcoming fall gala, database management, prospect research, and individual and corporate giving as well as membership, sponsorships, and project planning. Yichen has previously interned at the Palace Museum, the National Art Museum of China, and the International Print Center New York. She is a 2016 graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a B.A. in the History of Art and Economics. Currently, she is pursuing her M.A. in Arts Administration at Columbia University.

 

Yiwen Xiao, Marketing and Communications Intern

As a Marketing and Communications Intern, Yiwen supports the Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager with sourcing content across social media platforms, creating press clippings, researching new marketing and press opportunities, and maintaining external listings of Limited Editions artworks. Yiwen has previously interned at Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), the Sylvia Ward and Po Kim Gallery, and the FLAG Art Foundation. Yiwen holds a B.A. in History from Fudan Univerisity (Shanghai, China) and studied abroad in Bremen, Germany at Jacobs University. Currently, she is pursuing her M.A. in Museum Studies at New York University.