Elyse Johnson

Administrator | Creative Thinker | Communications and Outreach
  • Flushing, NY
  • May 29, 2019

I completed my Masters of Fine Arts degree at Parsons School of Design this Spring. I graduated with honors while working as a teaching assistant, student curator, and office assistant. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

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Master of Fine Arts @ Parsons School of Design
Aug 2017 — May 2019
Bachelor of Fine Arts @ The Art Academy of Cincinnati
Aug 2011 — May 2015


Teaching Assistant @ Parsons School of Design
Aug 2018 — May 2019
Designed and hosted weekly performance workshops for students working to meet the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. Conducted regular group critique and individual studio meetings with students.
Student Curator @ Parsons School of Design, The New School
Feb 2018 — Oct 2018
Proposed bold and thematic group shows centering performance and multimedia work. Actively responsible for curation, installation, fundraising, marketing, organization, communicating with artists, and mediating negotiations between artists and the institution. Invested in earnest collaboration with artists and performers.
Administrative Assistant @ Eugene Lang College
Aug 2017 — May 2018
Designed and distributed promotional material for upcoming events at Lang College. Assisted the Dean with administrative tasks including scheduling, organization, and managing the office email account. Confident in web design, coding, and digital communications.
Admissions Assistant @ The Art Academy of Cincinnati
May 2016 — Aug 2017
Processed applications, performed data entry, and maintained database information. Received appointments, calls, and served as the initial point of contact for the institution. Responsible for daily applicant outreach and record keeping. Collaborated with Financial Aid Department to ensure stu- dent deposit goals were met. Matched and connected applicants with counselors who could guide them through the admissions process. Proficient in SlideRoom, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
Artist Assistant @ MK Guth, The Contemporary Art Center | Cincinnati
Oct 2014 — Nov 2018
Assisted Guth in completing a series of large-scale fabric installations that were displayed for four months at the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati as a part of their exhibition, Memory Palace.
Gallery Navigator @ The Contemporary Art Center | Cincinnati
May 2014 — Sep 2015
Provided tours and didactic information to patrons and assisted guests in navigating the six floors of art. Observed museum patrons and guarded rotating exhibitions, delicate installations, and multi-media work. Performed
daily gallery operations and lead opening and closing procedures.

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