Reilly Clark

Founder at Passage Arts

Oceanside, CA

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Stanford graduate making a life in the arts Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Passage Arts, a startup dedicated to cultivating the next generation of art lovers Passionate, driven and hard-working with strong academic credentials and meaningful work experience; dedicated to education and arts community, with a background in museums, conservation labs, university arts groups and even underwater archaeological sites Demonstrated interest in art collectors and collections building from experience in the Chairman's Office & Client Advisory at Christie's and at Heritage Auctions.

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Christie's
Heritage Auctions
Christies
NFT
NFTs
Stanford
Stanford University
Curation
Museum
Museums
Consignment
Work experience
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Jul 2020 - Present

Passage Arts

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Passage Arts is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of art lovers

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Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Heritage Auctions

Consignment Director, Fine & Decorative Art

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Oct 2017 - Oct 2019

Stanford University

Founder & Co-President, Professional Art Society of Stanford

• Curating major art exhibitions, fundraising, writing grants and commissioning artists • Creating social and professional opportunities for Stanford arts students • Collaborating with museum directors, gallerists and arts administrators

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Keenlee

Art Advisor & Gallery Liaison

• Creating a transparent online platform for art advisors and art collectors • Liaising with fine art galleries in New York on behalf of Keenlee and Liaison Art • Developing the platform to be more accessible and user-friendly

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Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

Stanford University

Artist Services, Stanford Live

• Supports artists performing at Bing Concert Hall and other campus venues • Assists with performance day logistics and contract management • Coordinates with the Stanford Live team

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Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Heritage Auctions

Neil Armstrong Family Collection

• Consulting on the sale of Neil Armstrong's personal collection and family estate • Assisting with previews as well as national and international media coverage • Assisting with catalogues, marketing and phone bidding

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Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Stanford University

Archaeologist, Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project

• Excavating a Byzantine shipwreck near Marzamemi, Sicily • Registration, conservation and 3-D imaging of objects • Collaborating with a national heritage institution and a local museum

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Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

Stanford University

Mixed Media Curator, Stanford University Archaeology Collections

• Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection studies original artifacts collected by the Stanford family and others around the turn of the 20th century • Rehabilitating these materials and associated records through research in museum archives, materials science inquiry and collections care as well as archaeological and art historical scholarship • Considering themes like memory and fantasy, colonialism and collecting, materiality, preservation and the politics of the past

Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Conservation Assistant, Art + Science Learning Lab

• Conducting scientific tests on ancient Egyptian mummy portraits, including wood sampling, UV fluorescence, infrared reflectography and X-radiography • Coordinating with major institutions like the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and J. Paul Getty Museum • Advising on major exhibitions for Richard Diebenkorn and others

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Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Christie's

Intern, Chairman's Office & Client Advisory

• Researching potential clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, expanding local interest in art • Strengthening existing relationships with high-profile clients • Streamlining operations across specialist departments

Education

2018 - 2019

Stanford University

M.A., Art History

2015 - 2019

Stanford University

B.A., Art History

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