About Staff

Board


Sascha S. Bauer, Chair
Fred Wilson, President

Danielle Anderman
Candace Barasch
Andreas Beroutsos
Sanford Biggers
Carol Bove
Allen H. Brill
Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Eleanor Cayre
Robert K. Elliott
Libby Ellis
Arline Feinberg
John H. Friedman
Glauco Lolli-Ghetti
Nate McBride
Adam McEwen
Elena M. Paul
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Allison Rubler
Lisa Schiff
Diane Solomon
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.

 

Staff


 

Mary Ceruti, Executive Director and Chief Curator
mceruti@sculpture-center.org

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
cchan@sculpture-center.org

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, and is always up for live music, trivia nights, and discussing the future of the New York Giants.

 

Ruba Katrib, Curator
rkatrib@sculpture-center.org

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
smayer@sculpture-center.org

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.

 

Kim Schnaubert, Development Director
kschnaubert@sculpture-center.org

Kim Schnaubert is the Development Director at SculptureCenter. In this role, she devises and executes a variety of institutional, programmatic, project-specific and event-related fundraising initiatives. Her responsibilities also include managing the Building SculptureCenter Campaign as well as all high-level patron groups and donor relations. Over the past decade, she has helped NYC cultural institutions chashama, Performa and the American Federation of Arts connect with their supporters and meet financial goals. Kim graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. As a native West Texan she misses dramatic sunsets, Rosa's bean and cheese burritos and warm winters, but has fully embraced the New York Knicks, public transportation and ordering in.

 

Holly Stanton, Exhibition & Program Manager
hstanton@sculpture-center.org

As SculptureCenter's Exhibitions and Program Manager, Holly is responsible for coordinating artistic, public, and educational programs and manages the production of SculptureCenter exhibitions. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, Holly worked at Tony Oursler Studio, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and Triple Canopy. Independently, she has curated exhibitions and performances, co-founded the small-edition artist book press Great Point Books, and has contributed texts to Kitsune Journal, Top Magazine and Triple Canopy Annotations. Holly received her BA in Art History at Columbia University in New York.

 

Ben Whine, Associate Director
bwhine@sculpture-center.org

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.

 

Interns


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

 

Nina Friedman, Curatorial Intern
nfriedman@sculpture-center.org

Nina Friedman works as a curatorial intern, assisting with the In Practice program at SculptureCenter. She is currently working on her BA from the University of Vermont and spent the last academic semester in Paris, studying French and Art History. Originally from Boston, Nina has been an enthusiastic museum and gallery goer from a young age; she is excited to be able to intern and assist at SculptureCenter.

 

Jody Graf, Curatorial Intern
jgraf@sculpture-center.org

Jody Graf works directly with SculptureCenter's Curator, Ruba Katrib, on research and planning for upcoming exhibitions. She received her BA from NYU and is currently pursuing her MA at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

 

Monilola Ilupeju, Special Events Intern
milupeju@sculpture-center.org

As the Special Events intern, Monilola Ilupeju is assisting in the organization of several events at SculptureCenter, including the LIC Block Party, our biggest event of the summer. Monilola is a rising sophomore at New York University who is pursuing a BFA in studio art with a concentration in painting and a minor in psychology. Raised in DC and based in Miami, Florida, she has shown her work in a number of different festivals, including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. In 2013, she travelled to Athens, Greece to complete a three-week internship at Athens-Psychiko College (HAEF), a private high school in Athens, where she worked as an English language and library assistant and worked closely with the teachers and students of the International Baccalaureate art program.

 

Cole Tracy, Curatorial Intern
ctracy@sculpture-center.org

As a curatorial intern, Cole Tracy assists with the planning of exhibitions at SculptureCenter, particularly the upcoming iteration of In Practice. He is also a contributor to SculptureNotebook. He studied fine arts at SMFA and has assisted various institutions in the past including MIT List Visual Arts Center and Participant Inc.

 

Ariana Martinez, Curatorial Intern
amartinez@sculpture-center.org

Ariana Martinez assists the Curator and Exhibitions and Program Manager with planning and research for SculptureCenter's exhibitions and contributes to SculptureCenter's online platform, SculptureNotebook. Ariana is an undergraduate student pursuing a BA in Urban Studies and a BFA in Sculpture through the Brown University / Rhode Island School of Design Dual-Degree Program (class of 2017). Ariana has worked as an Artist Relations Intern for FIGMENT NYC, a participatory arts project on Governor's Island. She also serves on the Executive Committee for the Brown/RISD Dual-Degree Annual Exhibition. Ariana maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice around ideas of mapping, dwelling, site-specificity, and the emotive qualities of architecture.

 

Boliang Shen, Curatorial Intern
bshen@sculpture-center.org

Boliang Shen assists with the planning, research, and execution for exhibitions, installations, and public programming. He also contributes to SculptureCenter's online platform, SculptureNotebook. Boliang had been working on various contemporary art curatorial projects in China for several years and is currently a student in the MA Program in Museum Studies at NYU. His research interests include ways of linking the physical space of exhibitions, the narrative space of literature, and the psychic space of people. He is also a column writer for The Bund Magazine, Shanghai.