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Markert is an arts professional originally from New York and based between New York and San Francisco. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University with dual majors in History and English and minors in Museum Studies and Visual Arts in 2014, and 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 the position of Client Liaison to Manager of Global Communications during her five-year tenure. Markert has also 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), The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley), &art& (San Francisco), and the CCA Libraries (San Francisco/Oakland). She currently works as an Assistant to András Szántó (New York), provides administrative and research support to FOR-SITE Foundation (San Francisco), and writes for Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York).
Markert’s curatorial practice centers on questioning whose stories have been left out of the canon of art history. Her 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; 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.