Emma Katz: Executive Director
Emma Katz was born and raised in Bay Shore, New York and is a graduate of Harvard University. In 2009, she founded Recession Art with her sister Ani Katz, and currently serves as the Executive Director. In 2012 she was named one of the “Top 30 Influential Art Professionals Under Age 30″ by Artinfo. Before founding Recession Art, she worked primarily in the theater and remains on the Board of Directors of the Horse Trade Theatre Company’s East Village Fringe Festival, FRIGID NY.
Ani Katz: Art Director
Ani Katz is a 2008 graduate of the Yale undergraduate photography department, and current second-year MFA student at Columbia College in Chicago. Her work can be viewed at anikatz.com. Her other pursuits have included touring as a rock band photographer and teaching 1st and 3rd grade in Brooklyn Heights.
Anthony Tino: Assistant
Anthony Tino is an aspiring curator and artist and has been a contributor to the efforts of Recession Art since the fall of 2012. He received his BFA in Printmaking from State University of New York at New Paltz, where he immersed himself in inter-disciplinary collaborations with artists working in printmaking, sculpture, video and sound. Since joining Recession Art, he has co-curated the exhibition American Daydream, and is scheduled to curate select programing in the fall/winter of 2013.
C.J. Gineros: Technology Director
C.J. Gineros graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s computer engineering program in 2005, and has since been roped into countless artsy projects that require his genius tech skills. When not helping emerging artists, he can be found in the offices of a forensic accounting firm that specializes in [anti] money-laundering and fraud. In addition, C.J. is an aspiring inventor and entrepreneur. You can download his latest work, Plumb, at Palatial Software‘s website.
Join Our Team as an Intern
Recession Art seeks interns for September-December. Interns will have the unique opportunity to learn about starting up a small business and running an emerging art space. This will be a hands-on internship, with interns becoming an essential part of our team. We are looking for proactive, hard working candidates with a desire to take initiative on assignments and special projects, including curatorial, general administrative, and PR duties. Applicants should expect to commit 15 hours per week to the position, including one weekend day each week.
Education or experience in Arts Administration, Curatorial Studies, Art History, Fine Art, or Business is preferred. Strong writing skills are a must. Social media skills, experience in writing for blog posts and everyday professional correspondence and some experience in retail and sales is preferred. Compensation will include a monthly metrocard, school credit, and potential use of the gallery to schedule special events, subject to approval and availability.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this internship to firstname.lastname@example.org with FALL 2013 INTERN in the subject line.