Sarah Margolis-Pineo

Curriculum Vitae


Education

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA
Master of Arts, Exhibition and Museum Studies, 2008

Vassar College | Poughkeepsie, NY 
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, 2004


Employment HistorY  |  Museums + Galleries

Curator
Hancock Shaker Village Museum | Pittsfield, MA
December 2018 - present

Assistant Curator

American Folk Art Museum | New York, NY

October 2017 - November 2018

• Reporting to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs / Chief Curator / Director of Exhibitions, curate collections-based exhibitions for the Museum's Collections and Education Center, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, (Long Island City, NY), including research, writing, layout, and interpretation. Significant projects include:
   o Roadside Attraction, October 15, 2018 - February 7, 2019
   o Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, July 16 – October 3, 2018
   o Holding Space: American Folk Art Museum Collects, March 5 – July 5, 2018
• Reporting to the Director of Education, organize public programs -- on-site at the Gallery, as well as off-site partnerships, that include: critical walkthroughs, symposia, art history happy hour, community events, lectures, readings, screenings, study days, family programs.
• Oversee daily operations of the Self-Taught Genius gallery.
• Establish partnerships with community organizations and artists.
• Build an audience for the Self-Taught Genius Gallery that represents the diversity of Queens.
• Coordinate offsite projects and exhibits in partnership with community groups.


Assistant Curator

Frye Art Museum | Seattle, WA
April 2016 - June 2017

• Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, identify and organize traveling exhibitions to host at the Frye, including research, writing, layout, and coordinating logistics with lenders and artists.
• Propose and organize exhibitions that present artwork from the Museum's permanent collection, as well as ephemera from the institution's archive. Significant projects include:
     o Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum Collection After 1952, April 29 – July 23, 2017
• Collaborate with guest curators to and living artists organize original exhibitions of contemporary art.
• Assist the education staff with training the Gallery Guides and floor staff.
• Establish new partnerships with external organizations such as Seattle Design Festival | Design in Public to organize a collaborative suite of public programs.
• Collaborate with the communications department to develop press materials and content for social media.
• Collaborate with the development department on grant proposals and fundraising endeavors.
• Represent the Frye Art Museum at external programs and conferences.


Interim Associate Curator

Pivot Art + Culture / Vulcan, Inc. | Seattle, WA 
September 2015 - March 2016

• Reporting to the Director, fulfill a temporary contract to assist the visiting curator with writing label copy and accompanying didactics for Pivot’s first and only exhibition, The Figure in Process: De Kooning to Kapoor.
• Secure images and copyright for accompanying exhibition catalog.
• Curate an auxiliary exhibition, Video Art Replay, in dialogue with main exhibition.
• Produce, coordinate, and evaluate related public programs including: Shotgun Lecture Series; Art History Happy Hour; thematic gallery talks; and a site-specific dance performance.
• Coordinate exhibition tours for public and private groups.
• Train gallery staff to lead tours and provide mediation between the exhibition and the public.


Associate
Curator
Museum of Contemporary Craft | Portland, OR
September 2012 - January 2015

• Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, independently develop exhibitions of contemporary art – collections-based, group shows, and artist projects, with a regional, national, and international scope. Significant projects include:
     o Abigail Anne Newbold: Borderlander’s Outfitter, September 4 – October 24, 2014
     o Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment, May 9 – October 11, 2014
     o Object Focus: The Bowl, May 15, 2013 – September, 2013
• In collaboration with the Chief Curator and Curator of Collections, assist with exhibitions organized on site and borrowed from other institutions. Responsibilities included: coordinating logistics with artists/institutions, developing online exhibition supplements, research, writing label copy and exhibition didactics, securing image copyright, managing travel, exhibition layout, install, and de-install.
• Coordinate and manage public programs including lectures, symposia, gallery talks, readings, performances, workshops, demonstrations, and other events. Evaluate these programs following.
• Mount exhibits in the Community Showcase Gallery in collaboration with community groups, such as: 
     o Portland Garment Factory: Process/Progress
     o The Unpredictable Nature of Fire: Wood Fired Pottery
     o Plazm Magazine
     o Portland State University's MFA in Social Practice
     o Project Grow
     o Our Portland Story, by Melissa Delzio
     o The Portland Bead Society
     o Cumbersome Multiples: John Henry Tweets
• Collaborate with BFA/MFA students on site-specific or curricular projects such as:
     o Extra Credit: Students Mine the Collection, MFA/BFA seminar, January – July 2015
     o PDX Tool at Hand Challenge, MFA/BFA design exhibition, Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014
     o Common Threads, BFA mentorship program, May – October 2013
• Provide gallery and education staff, as well as interns and work study students, with educational materials to equip them to mediate the exhibition and interact confidently with visitors.
• Coordinate with the design and PR departments to cultivate graphic identities for exhibitions and public programs, and draft press releases.
• Collaborate with the development department on grant proposals and fundraising endeavors.
• Represent the Museum and Pacific Northwest College of Art at external programs and conferences.

Jeanne & Ralph Graham Assistant Curator and Collections Fellow
Cranbrook Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
September 2010 - August 2012

• In collaboration with the Director, organize exhibitions of mid-century Modern and contemporary art, architecture, craft, decorative arts, and design– collections-based, group shows, and artist projects, with a regional, national, and international scope. Significant projects include:
     o No Object Is an Island, September 4 – October 24, 2014, November 11, 2011 – March 25, 2012
     o Open: 2012 Graduate Degree Exhibition, April 21, 2012 – May 13, 2012
     o Here Here: 2011 Graduate Degree Exhibition, April 17, 2011 – May 8, 2011
• Research, develop, and implement collections and exhibition-related educational programs for various groups, as well as exhibition-related public programs.
• Develop and implement permanent installation strategies for open collections storage.
• Catalog, pack, and relocate collections objects into the newly built Collections and Education Wing.
• Provide gallery and education staff, as well as interns and work study students, with educational materials to equip them to mediate the exhibition and interact confidently with visitors.
• Attend board meetings to report on educational programs, pitch exhibition concepts, and present research relating to future acquisitions/de-acquisitions to the permanent collection.
• Participate in the American Alliance of Museums re-accreditation process by drafting texts outlining education and interpretation programs and goals.

Assistant Curator
InLiquid | Philadelphia, PA
September 2009 - February 2010

• Under the direction of the Curator, assist a non-profit with the coordination and installation of small exhibitions of regional artist works in public and private spaces.
• Assist with fundraising initiatives including events and art auctions.

Assistant Educator
Maine Historical Society | Portland, ME
September 2004 - August 2006

• Under the direction of the Director of Education, organize and implement on-site educational programming for grades 2-12 using the resources of the temporary exhibition program, permanent collection, and historic 17th century house.
• Coordinate research-based outreach projects with middle school students as part of the Maine Memory Network, including the cataloging and digitization of regional historic collections.
• Edit and digitize Finding Katahdin, a curricular resource guide teaching Maine Studies in classrooms.
• Oversee the care and interpretation of a historic 17th century colonial house including managing the docent corps, opening and closing procedures, and general upkeep.


Professional Awards

Michael D. Coe Curatorial Fellow
Planting Fields Foundation | Oyster Bay, NY

February - August 2010

• Research and develop the exhibition, Robert Moses on Long Island, using materials owned by the New York State Archives and the MTA Museum. Develop and organize object checklists, plan exhibition layout, create didactic materials including object labels, wall text, and an introductory essay.
• Oversee the day-to-day management of an early twentieth century Gold Coast historic house including opening and closing procedures, and docent training and management.Michael D. Coe Curatorial Fellow


Internship + Work Study

MENSK  |  Portland, ME
Grant Writing Intern
May – August 2007

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) |  Philadelphia, PA
Curatorial Intern
September 2009 – May 2010

Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute  |  San Francisco, CA
Co-Director
January 2007 – January 2008

World Savvy  |  San Francisco, CA
Global Youth Media and Arts Program Intern
September 2007 – September 2008

Pace Wildenstein Gallery  |  New York, NY
Curatorial Intern
January 2003 – May 2003


SELECT Curatorial Projects

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
American Folk Art Museum, Self-Taught Genius Gallery | Long Island City, NY
July 16 - October 3, 2018

Holding Space: American Folk Art Museum Collects
 
American Folk Art Museum, Self-Taught Genius Gallery | Long Island City, NY  
March 5 - July 5, 2018

Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum Collection After 1952
Frye Art Museum | Seattle, WA 
April 29 - July 23, 2017

Generative Consensus 
Oregon College of Art and Craft | Portland, OR
May 22 - June 2, 2015

Borderlander's
Outfitter: Abigail Anne Newbold
Pacific Northwest College of Art | Portland, OR
September 4 - October 24, 2014

Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment
Museum of Contemporary Craft | Portland, OR
May 9 – October 11, 2014

Mixed Messages: 2014 Applied Craft + Design Practicum Exhibition
Oregon College of Art and Craft / Pacific Northwest College of Art | Portland, OR
May 23 – June 9, 2014

Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use
Museum of Contemporary Craft | Portland, OR
May 15, 2013 – September, 2013

Open: 2012 Graduate Degree Exhibition
Cranbrook Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
April 21, 2012 – May 13, 2012

No Object Is an Island
Cranbrook Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
November 11, 2011 – March 25, 2012

Here Here: 2011 Graduate Degree Exhibition
Cranbrook Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
April 17, 2011 – May 8, 2011

Robert Moses on Long Island 1925-1975
Planting Fields Foundation | Oyster Bay, NY
June 16, 2011 – September 30, 2011


In Print

"The Setting Is the Frontier. The Future Is Old. The Force Is Mysterious." catalogue essay, Symmetry Breaking, Maryhurst University Art Gym, 2017.

"Review: Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts Boston," Journal of Modern Craft, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2016

"Report from Tacoma," Art Ltd. Magazine, July/August 2016

"Review: Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the Counterculture, Bellevue Arts Museum," Surface Design Association Magazine, Winter 2015/16

"Laura Sansone: Entrepreneurial Artist Citizen," Surface Design Association Magazine, Summer 2015

“Red Star Rising,” Bitch Magazine, Summer 2015

"New Directions in Glass," Art Ltd. Magazine, May/June 2015

"What is the Relationship Between Social Practice and Design Thinking?" The Questions We Ask Together: Open Engagement in Print, edited by Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Minneapolis: Bookmobile, 2015

"Seeing Beauty in all Stages: An Interview with Scott Hocking," Detroit Research, v. 1 (Spring 2015)

Interview with Iris Eichenberg, Bend, exhibition catalog, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2014, p. 86 - 88

"Utilitarian Fictions: Stephanie Syjuco," Surface Design Association Journal, edited by Marci Rae McDade, January 2015

“Consider the Alternatives: Trisha Hassler,” Surface Design Association Journal, edited by Marci Rae McDade, January 2014

“Is there a place for poetry? Art and Resistance in the 21st Century,” No Object Is an Island, edited by Gregory Wittkopp,
Ann Arbor: Ulitho, 2011, p. 88-95.

“The Admiral is Looking for a House to Rent,” Shaving The Mammoth, edited by Julian Myers, San Francisco: SFAI, 2008, p. 21-25.


Online

Daily Serving in partnership with Art Practical and California College of the Arts
http://dailyserving.com

Art:21 Magazine, Centerfield: Art in the Middle | New York, NY
http://blog.art21.org

Bad at Sports, Contemporary Art Talk | Chicago, IL
http://badatsports.com


Speaking

Presenter: Art History Happy Hour | Zombies meet Zombie Formalism
Pivot Art + Culture | Seattle, WA
February 18, 2016

Panelist: "Critical Writing for the Visual Arts"
Oregon Arts Commission | Portland OR
June 9, 2015

Panelist: "The Academy For Survival"
Pacific Northwest College of Art | Portland, OR
September 3, 2014

Presenter: PechaKucha Night PDX
Ace Hotel | Portland, OR
September 20, 2013

Moderator: “Craft and Social Practice Panel Discussion”
Open Engagement | Portland, OR
May 18, 2013

Moderator: "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live" Panel Discussion Series
Museum of Contemporary Craft | Portland, OR
February 2013

Presenter: “Imagination and Interstice: Social Practice and the Contemporary Museum"
HOMEWORK hosted by Broken City Lab | Windsor, ONT
October 21, 2011

Lecturer: “Contending with Comfort: 80 Years of Design at Cranbrook"
Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design | Warren, VT
July 7, 2011

Lecturer: “The Valorization of Unrealizability”
Cranbrook Academy of Art | Bloomfield Hills, MI
April 12, 2011


TEACHING + CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Guest Critic & Mentor: MFA, Craft 
Oregon College of Art & Craft | Portland, OR
January 2014 – present

Guest Lecturer: Museology Seminar
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
February 2017

Instructor: Visual Arts Curation, MA Seminar (online)
Burlington College | Burlington, VT
September - December 2015

Guest Critic, Mentor & Curator: MFA Applied Craft + Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Art & Craft | Portland, OR
September 2012 – 2016

Instructor: BFA Thesis Seminar
Oregon College of Art & Craft | Portland, OR
January – May 2015

Curriculum Developer: Mining the Museum: Organizing Collections-Based Exhibitions
Pacific Northwest College of Art | Portland, OR
January - May 2015

Organizer: PDX Tool at Hand Challenge: MFA/BFA Design Showcase
Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Art & Craft | Portland, OR
Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014

Organizer: Common Threads: An Inter-Generational Fiber Art Collaboration
Pacific Northwest College of Art + Columbia Fiber Arts Guild | Portland, OR
May - October 2013


Etcetera

Open Engagement 2017: Justice
Selection Committee, Workshops + Projects


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