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Lives and works in Brooklyn, Artist, New York Born in Moscow, 1983, www.Annasouvorov.com

Teaching Artist / Arts Administrator

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Seasoned art professional with a focus on administration and operations. Equally at home in artist foundations, commercial galleries, artist studios, and non-profits. I completed capital projects, managed events, coordinated programming, initiated social media, assisted with PR/communications campaigns, grants administration, and established best practices for integrated office operations. Full range of studio art skills and graphic design as well as managerial experience to bring projects home.

EDUCATION

2009-2011          Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts [New York, NY]

2000-2004          Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, full-tuition scholarship [New York, NY] 

Co-Director of Murals, First Street Green Art Park [New York, NY]

February 2017 – Present

  • Developed and co-directed Community Mural School, a free, all-ages, public art education initiative with hands-on mural painting and art history instruction in the summer; worked with school children, high-school students, and adults of all abilities over six weeks of consecutive workshops; coordinated volunteers and teaching artists

  • Share responsibilities of planning and assisting with seasonal programming, grant writing, fundraising efforts, curatorial projects, website redesign, and general operations.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Executive Assistant (Administrative Assistant / Office Manager), Helen Frankenthaler Foundation [New York, NY]

October 2013 - Present

  • Work with the executive director and senior staff to implement initiatives related to collection loans, grants, educational programs for the public and the scholarly community, media relations, and publications

  • Plan and prepare quarterly presentations to the board of directors

  • Function as coordinating liaison for programs and events; logistics and AV

  • Assist public relations consultant with press campaigns and communications projects; help execute media strategies and email campaigns; work with a design agency on print and digital materials; initiated and manage social media; manage CMS website; prepare comprehensive press reports for board

  • Prepare itineraries, budgets, reports, grant agreements, exhibition documents, loan forms, materials for publication, visual presentations; work with digital assets in graphics programs

  • Manage calendar, payments schedule, HR, and multiple insurance contracts for two companies; QuickBooks; interface with IT

  • Oversee facilities including a gallery, library, study center, archives repository, and event space

  • Supervise capital improvements including managing vendors, establishing maintenance and repair programs, inspections

  • Supervise intern program

 

Gallery Manager, FitzGerald Fine Arts [New York, NY & Beijing, China]

September 2009 - October 2013 

  • Managed daily operations of the gallery in New York

  • Reported directly to the owner, worked closely with associates in China; traveled to Beijing on several occasions to set up facilities, operations, hiring

  • Key responsibilities included correspondence, exhibition coordination, shipping, art handling, gallery installation, archival processing, the cataloging of artworks in a variety of media; photography; configuration of a collection database; full IT integration, office management, supervision of staff, vendors, contractors, graphic and web designers

  • Property management of residential and commercial locations, co-op matters, capital improvements, renovations, construction, DOB permitting

2019 Front-of-house, The Kitchen Spring Gala, Smack Mellon Annual Benefit, Independent Art Fair [New York, NY]

2007 Gallery Assistant, Stefan Stux Gallery [New York, NY]

2006 Gallery Assistant, Gary Tatintsian Gallery [Moscow, Russia]

2004 Internship, Greene Naftali Gallery [New York, NY]

2004 Internship, Exit Art [New York, NY]

2003 Artist Assistant, Oliver Herring Studio [New York, NY]

2003 Artist Assistant, Agnes Denes Studio [New York, NY]

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Current                

Diploma in Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-checking, New York University School of Professional Studies [New York, NY]

2017 SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management, Baruch College [New York, NY]

 

SKILLS:

  • Effective organization and time-management skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize; excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Expert in Mac/PC platforms, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint; Adobe Suite: Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Database: Filemaker Pro and Collective Access; QuickBooks; Moderate in AfterEffects and Quicktime Pro

  • Native languages: English and Russian; elementary Spanish

  • Excellent drawing and painting skills; art handling, and installation