Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY | August 2017 – December 2018
Master of Arts in Art Business – Project Distinction
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA | August 2013 – May 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Art History – Honors Distinction
Minors: Communication Studies, Medieval Renaissance Studies
Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy | August 2015 – December 2015
Study Abroad Program, Art History
Clanci Jo Fine Art Services, New York, NY | January 2020 – Present
Collections management, curation, digital and physical archiving, fine art photography, catalog design, research, and writing for private clients and high end arts businesses like SA Art Partners in New York and Akim Monet Fine Arts in Los Angeles.
Graham Shay 1857, New York, NY | September 2018 – November 2022
Gallery Manager (2022), Photographer and Designer (2018-2021)
Cura/genda, New York, NY | September 2019 – February 2020
Kapoor Galleries, New York, NY | January 2018 – January 2020
Gallery Director, Lead Researcher
Hinduism Through its Scriptures, HarvardX, Dr. Neelima Shukla-Bhatt
June 9, 2020 | EdX Verified Certificate
This multi-week course surveyed Hindu scriptures from the Vedas to the Puranas and regional bhakti literature, examining their original contexts as well as their current relationships with Hindu practice.
Japanese Books: From Manuscript to Print, HarvardX, Dr. Melissa McCormick
May 12, 2020 | EdX Verified Certificate
Study of various techniques (like the handscroll) used to create physical texts in Japan from the Medieval period to the 20th century. Objects from the Harvard Art Museums were examined in each lesson to provide hands on understanding.
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE & INTERNSHIPS
iCamp | August 2022 – Present | After School Instructor
Courses taught include: Gadgets & Gizmos circuitry class, 2nd – 4th grade; Game Animation and Coding, 1st – 2nd grade; Moveable Machines, Kindergarten – 1st grade; and Lego Engineering, Kindergarten – 1st grade.
Advanced High School Reading & Writing – Homeschool Seminar | September 2020 – May 2021 | Instructor
I designed this class for the high school senior level, and am currently teaching it to one homeschool student remotely via Skype. Syllabus available upon request. The learning style resembles that of a college seminar, as we meet once a week and much of the reading material and assignments are left up to the student to complete on their own time. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to a variety of writing styles through observation and execution, preparing them for both college level and real world writing. Topics covered include short stories, journalism, MLA/APA formatting, poetry, and the scholarly research paper.
Today is the Day Foundation, New York, NY | November 2017
Christopher Newport University Summer Scholars Program, Newport News, VA
June 2015 – August 2015
Research Assistant under Dr. Elizabeth Moran
Falk Gallery (CNU), Newport News, VA | August 2014 – May 2015
Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC), Newport News, VA | February 2014 – March 2015
Docent / Curatorial Intern
Barbara Spencer Photography, Newport News, VA | August 2010 – January 2016
Sule International Academy, Kampala, Uganda | December 2020 – Present
Director of Development
Tucson Food Share, Tucson, AZ | June 2021 – Present
“Old/New/Temporary/Permanent: A Sculpture Tour of Manhattan.” Fine Art Globe, August 22, 2022.
“in/stasis: 13 Artists Reconsider the Meaning of Displacement.” Fine Art Globe, May 26, 2022.
“A Field Guide to Asia Week 2022.” Fine Art Globe, March 14, 2022.
“Meet Clanci Conover | Independent Creative.” Interview with Shout Out Arizona, January 4, 2022.
“Dealers Charge into Asia Week Amidst Coronavirus Scare.” Fine Art Globe, March 12, 2020.
“Armory Week: Hand Sanitizer, Elbow Shakes, and lots of Extraordinary Art.” Fine Art Globe, March 10, 2020.
“Outsider Art Rings in New York’s Fair Sason.” Fine Art Globe, January 17, 2020.
“Major Week of Sales for International Auction Houses Draws Worldwide Attention.” Fine Art Globe, November 11, 2019.
“Asian Art Auctions Dominate London Auction Scene.” Fine Art Globe, November 5, 2019.
“Confronting Division and Perception at A.I.R. Gallery.” Fine Art Globe, September 27, 2019.
“New York’s September Asia Week: Gearing Up for Spring.” Fine Art Globe, September 17, 2019.
“The Rise of the Dealer.” Kapoor Galleries Spring Catalog, March 2018, 137.
“A Captain’s Viewpoint on Research.” Voyages, Fall 2016, 14.
“Pagan Serpents in Paradise: The Emergence of Anguipedes in Renaissance Art.” The Cupola (2015-2016): 40-58.
“Developing Careers and Building Relationships.” Violence Intervention Program LLC. Guest lecture via Zoom at Sule International Academy, Kampala, Uganda, December 6, 2020.
“The Art Market: The Intersection of Business & Visual Arts.” FNAR 490: Senior Seminar in Art History. Guest lecture at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, April 18, 2019.
“Intertwined & Conscious: The Role of Ecofeminism in The Works of Alta Buden, Brittany Knapp, and Negin Sharifzadh.” Gallery talk for curated exhibition at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, November 28, 2018.
“The History of Rome.” Grade 4: Ancient Civilizations. Guest educator at Inspirations Homeschool Co-Op, Smithfield, VA, October 31, 2018.
“Pagan Serpents in Paradise: The Emergence of Anguipedes in Renaissance Art.” Paideia Conference: Art History Senior Symposium. Lecture at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, April 16, 2016.
“A Student Perspective on the Communications Department.” Admissions event, Communications Department. Open format discussion at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, October 24, 2015.
“Inventing the Indian: Examining Early Depictions of the Indigenous Cultures in the Americas.” Summer Scholars Program. Faculty presentation at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, August 19, 2015.
“Aztec Origins in the Mexicanidad Revolution.” Paideia Conference: Fine and Performing Art History. Lecture at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, April 11, 2015.
Institutional Merit Award, Sotheby’s Institute of Art 2017-2018
Cupola Award, Christopher Newport University 2016
Top Presentation Award, Art History Senior Symposium Christopher Newport University, 2016
Minnie Lee Hayes & William P. Hayes, Jr. National Arts Endowment Scholarship Christopher Newport University, August 2017 – December 2018
Alumni Society Betty L. Anglin Scholarship, Christopher Newport University 2014-2015
Helen Alexick-Fecher Art Endowed Scholarship, Christopher Newport University 2014
Honors Program, Christopher Newport University 2013-2016
Various Images. “This Larchmont Gallery Is Bringing Fine American Art to Westchester.” Westchester Magazine. May 17, 2022.
“Dialogue of the Hills by Fritz Bultman.” Antiques and the Arts Weekly. May 7, 2021.
“Robert Kippur.” New York Times. January 17, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/arts/design/outsider-art-fair-review.html.
“Maharaja Bhim Singh.” New York Times, Morning Edition, August 19, 2019.
Various Images. American Fine Art Magazine. July/August, 2019, 84-87.
“American Modernism: 1915-1985.” Graham Shay 1857. May, 2019, full catalog illustration.
Various Images. American Fine Art Magazine. November/December, 2018, 40 & 111.
“Vajrapani.” Asia Week New York. August 28, 2018. http://www.asiaweekny.com/blog/gallery-exhibitions-during-september-2018-asia-week-and-beyond
Global Fine Art Awards, Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall, NY | March 12, 2019
Identity: Individuality & Commonality Opening Reception by 33 Collaborative, Living Gallery Outpost, NY | November 8-9, 2018
Liminality as Battle Line Opening Reception by Hejun Xu and Jingmei Yu, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NY | October 31, 2018
Women’s Trilogy Project: Part III Closing Reception, Leila Heller Gallery, NY| July 11, 2018
One City Marathon, Newport News, VA | March 2016-2017
GameDay 10K/5K, City Center, Newport News, VA | February 2015-2017
Chick-fil-A 10K/5K, Mariners Museum Park, Newport News, VA | May 28, 2016
Community Day, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA | September 20, 2014
NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists Opening Reception, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA | July 12, 2014