Robert G. Edelman
1501 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel. 212 570-0724
Cell. 917 941-7124
Rge911@gmail.com
 
Professional Experience

RGE Fine Art, New York, NY                                             2011-present
Art Consultant, contemporary & modern art, art writer
and lecturer, independent curator

Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York, NY                             1996-2010
Director
Curating and installing exhibitions, Contemporary and Modern
art sales, writing catalogue essays and press releases, gallery
oversight and management of gallery inventory, developing
long term projects for purchase and sales of artwork, website
management, client development
 
Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, New York, NY                  1993-95
Consultant
Acquiring art for established law firm, supervised installation of
Contemporary art for two floors of corporate headquarters, lectures
and tours of collection, maintaining and upgrading works of art
 
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY                                     1991-93
Director
Curated and supervised installed exhibitions, wrote catalogue
essays and press releases, sales, client development in US and
Europe, worked with gallery artists on career planning and
management of international exhibitions 
 
Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, NY                                     1988-90
Director
Curated and supervised installation of exhibitions, wrote
press releases, client development, gallery management,
managed artist careers and outside gallery exhibitions
 
Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY                                    1986-88
Director
Curated exhibitions, sales of gallery artists and secondary market,
wrote press releases, client development, gallery management
 
Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY                                        1985-86
Director
Curating and installing exhibitions, sales of Modern and
Post-war American art, designed and wrote catalogue
essays and press releases
 
Royal Athena Gallery, New York, NY                                     1983-85
Director
Sales of antiquities, client development, photographed
artworks, bid at auction, wrote press releases
 
Richard Haas, Inc., New York, NY                                         1982-83
Curator/Business Manager
Organized exhibitions, wrote correspondence and press
releases, managed studio and print inventory
 
Additional Professional Experience
 
Curator, The Food Show: The Hungry Eye,                         2006-07
Chelsea Art Museum, NY, Nov. 16 – Feb. 24
Gina Fiore, Co-Curator
An exhibition of more than fifty artists which focused on the
role of food as image and idea in contemporary culture
 
Art in America, New York, NY                                                1984-96
Freelance writer
Writing reviews and articles of contemporary art
exhibitions
 
Cover Magazine, New York, NY                                              1994-99
Freelance reviewer
Reviews of contemporary art exhibitions
 
Artpress Magazine, Paris, France                                       1990-2000
Freelance writer
Articles and reviews of contemporary art exhibitions
 
Curator, Three Rivers Arts Festival                                        1989
The Transformative Vision: Contemporary American Landscape
Painting, Pittsburgh, PA (an activity of the Carnegie Museum)
 
The New Art Examiner, Chicago, Il.                                      1980-85
Freelance reviewer
Reviews of New York and Chicago exhibitions
 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY                           1982-85
Lecturer, Museum Education
Lectured on the permanent collection, special exhibitions
and the PaineWebber collection
 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                       1977-82
Lecturer, Museum Education
Lectured on permanent collection, trained volunteers on major exhibitions
and permanent collection, curated exhibitions for The Junior Museum
 
Education
 
MFA    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,         1976
Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, (certificate)                           1974 
BA       Washington University, St. Louis, MO,                                1972
 
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