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.
Christian Fuller: Associate Director
Christian Fuller joins Recession Art having worked at Nicholas Robinson Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery in Chelsea, and most recently as the Associate Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC Arts Media Bklyn. He studied Creative Writing and Literature at Naropa University and Sculpture and Painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When he’s not doing studio visits, mounting exhibitions, or making sure everything is level, he can be found taking care of his thirty plus plants at home or making music under the moniker Young Fossil. He’ll be curating the exhibition Open Notions and Broken Boundaries opening October 23rd at Recession Art and the Invisible Dog.
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.
Risa Shoup: Community Outreach Coordinator
Risa Shoup became part of Recession Art as Guest Curator for What is the Where? in November 2010 and curated for Recession Art again in October 2012, presenting Peeled at RAC. Currently she is the Associate Director of the Invisible Dog Art Center, and a Fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development. She is also pursuing Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute. Risa has curated solo and group exhibitions at the Invisible Dog Art Center, the Wassaic Project, and the BRIC Rotunda Gallery just to name a few. Her next curating project for Recession Art will be a group show in May 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 May-September. 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 15-20 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, two references, a brief paragraph about yourself, and a one page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with SUMMER 2013 INTERN in the subject line.