Emily D. Markert

Curatorial Projects

Writing & Editing


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The “D” stands for Denison.

Markert is a curator, writer/editor, and arts consultant from and based in New York. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in History and English with minors in Museum Studies and Visual Arts, and she received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2021. 

From 2014 to 2019, Markert worked at Sotheby’s in the Preferred department, rising from Client Liaison to Manager of Global Communications during her five-year tenure. Markert has also held curatorial and research positions with various for- and non-profit arts organizations, including the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco), The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley),  FOR-SITE Foundation (San Francisco), Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York), and The Jewish Museum (New York). Recently, she managed curatorial and editorial projects for András Szántó (New York), and in Spring 2022 participated in the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators Residency Programme in Madrid. Markert is currently a curatorial assistant at Dia Art Foundation (New York/Beacon).

Markert’s curatorial practice centers on questioning whose stories have been left out of the canon of art and popular history. With a focus on post-war painting and artist groups in New York City, her research considers how a site and a community can, often invisibly, impact an artist’s individual practice. Taking a site-responsive approach to curation, she also works with contemporary artists to explore untold stories, especially through the lens of feminist discourse. Additionally, she has a general interest in all things books and extensive knowledge of rare books & manuscripts. Her undergraduate work focused on early modern British history and literature.

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