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Jeffrey Deitch

Jeffrey Deitch is a dealer in modern and contemporary art and an art advisor to private and institutional art collectors. He is also an art writer and exhibition organizer. Prior to opening his own art advisory firm in 1988, Mr. Deitch was a Vice President of Citibank where he spent nine years developing and managing the bank’s art advisory and art finance businesses. Before joining Citibank, he was the Assistant Director of the John Weber Gallery in New York and then the Curator of the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Deitch is a 1974 graduate of Wesleyan University, and was a member of its Board of Trustees from 1982-85. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978. Deitch has been active as an art critic and exhibition curator since the mid- 1970s. He has contributed to Arts, Art in America, Artforum, and numerous other publications, and served as the first American Editor of Flash Art. He received an Art Critic’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1979. He has written numerous catalogue essays including projects for the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Whitney Museum, New York. His essay The Art Industry was included in the catalogue for the Metropolis, exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin in 1991. Deitch’s first important curatorial project was Lives , a 1975 exhibition about artists who used their own lives as an art medium. It was presented in a vacant office building in Tribeca. He has curated several exhibitions of contemporary art for the Deste Foundation in Athens including Cultural Geometry in 1988, Artificial Nature in 1990, EverythingThat’s Interesting Is New in 1996, and Fractured Figure in 2007. He was a member of the curatorial team for the Deste Foundation’s Monument to Now exhibition in 2004. He curated the exhibition Strange Abstraction for the Touko Museum in Tokyo in 1991. His most ambitious exhibition was Post Human , which opened at the FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lausanne in June 1992, and travelled to the Castello di Rivoli in Torino, the Deste Foundation in Athens, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. He also curated one of the sections of Aperto at the 1993 Venice Biennale. In 2001, he curated Form Follows Fiction at the Castello di Rivoli, Torino. Deitch opened a public gallery, Deitch Projects, in 1996, which has produced more than two hundred projects by contemporary artists. Jeffrey Deitch Inc. is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Suzanne Geiss is Managing Director and Producer of Deitch Projects managing
the gallery’s performance program, The Art Parade and the work of artists such as Kristin Baker and Barry McGee as well as the gallery's representation of the Estate of Keith Haring.

Koji Shimizu is the Deitch Projects Installation Manager, supervising all of the gallery’s complex and ambitious installation, often overseeing the construction and rebuilding of three exhibitions at once. Koji is also an artist whose work was included in the Brooklyn Museum’s Open House 2004, and plays the bass in the band Pink Sock.

Kathy Grayson, Gallery Director, is responsible for managing many of the gallery’s relationships with younger artists. She is the co-editor with Jeffrey Deitch of Live Through This, and curated the group exhibition Trunk of Humors, which was presented at the gallery in October 2004. More recently, she co-curated the exhibition Panic Room with Jeffrey Deitch, which was presented at the Deste Foundation in Athens in 2006.   

Nicola Vassell, Gallery Director, is responsible for managing and developing the projects of artists including Francesco Clemente, Kehinde Wiley, Nari Ward, and Tauba Auerbach. She most recently co-edited the books Francesco Clemente, Works 1971-1979 and Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1981, The Studio of the Street with Jeffrey Deitch.

Andrea Cashman, Gallery Director, is responsible for managing and developing the projects of artists including E.V. Day and Mariko Mori.

Jasmine Levett, Communications Director, is responsible for managing the gallery’s press relations and publication of gallery books and catalogues.  She is responsible for cultivating and developing projects with artists including Ryan McGinness, Swoon, Os Gemeos and Micah Ganske.  She is currently developing new catalogues for Swoon and Os Gemeos to be published in the fall of 2008. 

Tanya Morgan is the Registrar for Deitch Projects. She formerly worked in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department at Christie's.

Meghan Coleman, Director of Operations, is in charge of managing exhibition production and gallery maintenance.

Leslie Rosa is the artist manager for The Art Parade in addition to managing and developing the projects of Kembra Pfahler. She comes to the gallery from the Goldsmiths College MA Curating Program in London.

Julie Machado, Office Manager, is responsible for overseeing gallery openings and events, and coordinating with staff and artists on various projects. She studied Photography and Art History at Parsons School of Design and also runs her fashion line, BluPrint Clothing.


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