Independent Registrar and Art Management Consultant, Andrea Wood is joined by Raina Mehler, Registrar at Pace Gallery, and John Thomas Robinette III, Manager of Storage and Installation at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, for a conversation about their career paths, the role of registrars in institutional settings, and diversity in the field. This edition of Colleagues & Friends is presented in partnership with ARCS- Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists.
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About Andrea Wood
Andrea Wood, independent registrar and art management consultant, has over 25 years registration experience. Through her New York based business, Andrea Wood Art Management, she currently manages art collections for private collectors and artists, as well as working with museums, galleries and foundations on exhibitions and collections projects. Her past experience includes positions as Registrar for the artist Alex Katz, Senior Registrar at the Citigroup Art Advisory Service, Exhibitions Coordinator and Registrar for The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Traveling Exhibitions Program, and Registrar for The Andy Warhol Museum. She was the lead coordinator with the State Department’s largest Presidential Millennium Project, touring an Andy Warhol exhibition with US Embassies and Consulates throughout Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet countries for two and a half years. Andrea is one of the founding board members of ARCS and was also on the founding board of POWarts.
About Raina Mehler
Raina Mehler is a Registrar at Pace Gallery, New York, specializing in time-based media. She has worked extensively with Pace Art & Technology on exhibitions of interdisciplinary art groups who explore the confluence of art and technology. Currently, she is working to establish Future\Pace, a new initiative created as a cultural partnership between Futurecity and Pace which aims to embed imaginative, site-specific contemporary art into infrastructure, architecture and urban landscapes. Mehler is also a freelance writer and independent curator committed to exhibiting works by emerging artists. Her writings have been published in Sculpture Magazine and the Arts in Bushwick Blog. A member of AAM and ARCS, she received her MA in Art History at Hunter College in 2013. Mehler is based in Brooklyn, New York.
About John Thomas Robinette III
John Robinette attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a degree in art history with a minor in business. He spent 3 years at the Blanton Museum of Art as a researcher in the Latin American department as well as an art handler with the installation crew. He later spent time vagabonding around the world in a band whilst installing artwork in galleries and residences throughout New York. When it came time to put down his drumsticks, he settled into his current position at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in 2010. As the Manager of Storage and Installation, he oversees all storage facilities and locales where the family maintain their collection and handles most of the logistics for their extensive international loan program. John also sits on the ARCS board and co-hosts the monthly #ARCSchat on Twitter.