Sascha S. Bauer, Chair
Fred Wilson, President
Allen H. Brill
Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Robert K. Elliott
John H. Friedman
Elena M. Paul
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Elaine G. Weitzen
Danielle Anderman is the Chief Executive Officer of Bespoke Fashions, a menswear company based in New York. She has been on the board since 2013.
Candace Barasch is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.
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.
Sascha S. Bauer, chair of the SculptureCenter board, works in corporate real estate. He has served on the board since 2008.
Carol Bove is an artist based in Brooklyn. She joined the board in 2013.
Allen H. Brill, treasurer of the SculptureCenter, is an attorney whose firm Brill & Meisel, specializes in real estate. He joined the board in 2002.
Priscilla Vail Caldwell is a Director at DC Moore Gallery, New York. Located in Chelsea, the gallery specializes in twentieth-century American painting, sculpture, and works on paper. 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 SC 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 and currently holds the position of Vice President.
Libby Ellis is the Principal at AEA Consulting. She has been on the Board since 2013.
Arline Feinberg, a board member since 1992, is a collector of modern and contemporary art.
John H. Friedman is a Managing Partner at Easton Capital Investment Group. He joined the board in 2011.
Glauco Lolli-Ghetti, a Manhattan-based real estate developer and founder of Urban Muse, joined SculptureCenter's board in 2011.
Nate McBride is the Principal and Founder of McBride & Associates Architects. He joined the board in 2013.
Adam McEwen is an artist based in New York. He joined the board in 2013.
Elena M. Paul is the Director of Legal & Business Affairs for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. She joined the board in 2011.
Eleanor Heyman Propp is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.
Allison Rubler, a collector and art advisor, joined the board in 2015.
Lisa Schiff, art adviser and owner of Schiff Fine Art, joined the board in 2009.
Diane Solomon is a New York based philanthropist and collector of contemporary art. She joined the board in 2012.
Elaine G. Weitzen, who has been on the board since 1987, is an art collector and philanthropist.
Fred Wilson, a New York based artist and MacArthur Fellow, has been on the board since 1995 and currently serves as President.
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.
Cheryl Chan, Development Assistant/Assistant to the Director
Cheryl Chan serves as the Development Assistant/Assistant to the Director. She supports the Executive Director and Development Director 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.
Ruba Katrib, 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. Prior to SculptureCenter Katrib held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami since 2007, first as Assistant Curator and then as Associate Curator. There she organized the first comprehensive solo museum exhibitions of Cory Arcangel (2010) and Claire Fontaine (2010), and several acclaimed group exhibitions including The Possibility of an Island (2008), Convention (2009), The Reach of Realism (2009), Modify, as needed (2011). She initiated performance and workshop programs at MOCA and organized the three-day New Methods symposium, which focused on independent artist initiatives throughout Latin America. A follow-up book project is forthcoming. Katrib has contributed texts to a number of publications and written for periodicals such at Artforum, ArtPapers, and Mousse Magazine. Katrib received her BA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Steven Mayer, Visitor Services & Membership Manager
As manager of SculptureCenter's Visitor Services and NewArtNetwork Membership program, Steven runs the front of house and exhibitions day-to-day. This includes installation maintenance, fielding general inquiries, and managing SculptureCenter's bookstore. Managing the NewArtNetwork, he collaborates with the Curatorial and Development departments to conceive and organize special member events that include exclusive tours, studio visits, and parties. Steven grew up in the rural Skylands Region of northern New Jersey and received his BFA in Sculpture from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He recently completed his MFA at Rutgers Mason Gross and lives and maintains a studio in Brooklyn. Previously, he worked at the Sally D. Francisco Gallery at the Peters Valley School of Craft and taught Media and Video at Rutgers University.
Valentina Medda, Visitor Engagement Representative
Valentina Medda is SculptureCenter's Visitor Engagement Representative, working at the front desk welcoming visitors, providing them information about current shows and upcoming events, answering their questions when she can, or addressing them to the right person when she cannot. Valentina grew up in Sardinia, Italy and she holds a MA in Philosophy from University of Bologna and a Photography Degree from ICP, the International Center of Photography. As an artist and performer, she works with a variety of media and she has shown her work internationally. She's currently Artist in Residence at Flux Factory in Queens.
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.
Ben Whine, Associate Director
Ben Whine is SculptureCenter's Associate Director and is responsible for spearheading the museum's marketing and promotion, media relations, audience development, limited edition program, and special events, as well as overseeing its administrative functions. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, he worked as the Director of Individual Development, Membership and Annual Fund at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Initially working on a series of major gift campaigns, as well as managing the museum's sales of fundraising limited editions, he more recently focused on building a successful broad-based fundraising program to engage and serve museum constituents. Over eight years at the Guggenheim he also led the museum's travel program at four Venice Biennales. He was previously Associate Director of Development for Membership at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and moved to New York in 2001 from London, where was Patrons Manager at Tate.
Morgan Edelbrock, Head Installer
Morgan, an Austin, Texas sweetheart, has been making art WORK at SculptureCenter since 2005. As an installer and art handler, she can be found in the highest reaches of SculptureCenter's rafters or the most remote corner of the basement, but wherever she is, rest assured the show is going up.
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Meredith Friedman, Special Events and Operations Intern
Meredith Friedman assists the Operations Manager in daily tasks, including IT support, and long-term projects associated with SculptureCenter's program. In addition, she is involved with the preparation of art work, digital documentation, and the website catalog for SculptureCenter's spring benefit event, Lucky Draw. After receiving her BA in Dance and Choreography from Connecticut College, Meredith worked as a research associate for a management consulting firm. As a dancer and choreographer, Meredith's enthusiasm for both the performing and visual arts has led her to focus on developing the practical skills needed to manage the operations of a non-profit contemporary arts space.
Milica Jovicevic, Curatorial Intern
Milica Jovicevic assists with the planning, research, and execution for exhibitions, installations, and public programming. She also contributes to SculptureCenter's online platform, SculptureNotebook. Milica grew up in Vienna, Austria and is from Serbia and Holland. She is in her last semester at Pratt Institute, working towards a BFA in Sculpture and at the same time applying for grad schools. Although a big fan of Latin dance and healthy cooking, as a multi-media artist, her passion lies within the professional field of contemporary art.
Kate Moger, Curatorial Intern
Kate Moger assists the curatorial staff with research, logistics, and archiving for exhibitions and public programming. She is also a contributor to SculptureCenter's online platform, SculptureNotebook. Kate is currently a BFA candidate at The Cooper Union School of Art. Her practice explores an intersection between video, sculpture, and drawing through appropriated media, research projects, and site-specific installations. Previously she has worked at DiverseWorks, The Contemporary Arts Museum-Houston, and The Cooper Union Saturday Program.