The “D” stands for Denison.
Markert is an arts professional originally from New York and based between New York and San Francisco. She received her BA from Johns Hopkins University with dual majors in History and English and minors in Museum Studies and Visual Arts in 2014. Upon graduating she took a job at Sotheby’s in the Preferred department as a Client Liaison, and by 2018 she rose to the position Manager of Global Communications. Markert left Sotheby’s in July 2019 to pursue a Master’s degree in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts. She is expected to graduate in May 2021.
Markert has held internships, fellowships, and research positions with The Jewish Museum (New York), Art in Odd Places (New York), the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco), Art Practical (San Francisco), and The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley). She is currently working on projects with the Wattis in addition to Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York), &art& (San Francisco), the CCA Libraries (San Francisco/Oakland), and FOR-SITE Foundation (San Francisco).
Markert’s research interests include contemporary painting and sculpture; post-war American art with a focus on figurative painting; the history of the New York gallery scene with a focus on Black artist-run spaces; Land Art and intersectional environmentalism; and feminist art. She also has a general interest in artist books and rare books & manuscripts. Her undergraduate work focused on early modern British history and literature.