Having entered the art industry in 2001, Susan Mumford is an art world entrepreneur with three ongoing ventures: Be Smart About Art, the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) of which she is Founder/Owner, and Susan Mumford art projects + consultancy (SMart). She says that she “thrives on a combination of creativity and business” – and thus, the curatorial practice compliments the other two businesses by achieving a healthy balance of right and left brain activities.
Susan Mumford art projects + consultancy specialises in the following:
♦ Project managing site specific art commissions and installations in collaboration with contemporary artists;
♦ Maintaining existing private clients’ art collections; and
♦ Running a programme of exhibitions with associated cultural events in her home state of Arkansas, USA.
Susan is regularly invited to judge art prizes and most recently judged the This is This / Be Smart About Art / ACAVA prize at the Chelsea BA Fine Art ‘Degree Show’ in June 2012. She also publishes articles for print and online publications, on the subjects of making a career as an artist or art dealer and on the ins and outs of art collecting.
She took an M.A. in Arts Management at Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2004, which followed a B.A. in Fine Art at Hendrix College of Liberal Arts in Conway, Arkansas, USA, in 2000.
Susan did three internships in her own development and encourages incoming art professionals to gain as much experience as possible to learn about the field and to build an art world network.
→View the exhibitions page.
→Browse the artists’ galleries.
→Read Testimonials given to Susan and her team.
→Go to the Be Smart About Art website.
→Go to the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) website.
→View Susan’s personal LinkedIn page for more.
→Contact us to make an enquiry.