Emily D. Markert

Curatorial Projects



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The “D” stands for Denison.

Markert is an arts professional 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 internships, fellowships, and research positions with Art in Odd Places (New York), the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco), The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley), &art& (San Francisco), the CCA Libraries (San Francisco/Oakland), and FOR-SITE Foundation (San Francisco). She currently works as an interim Curatorial Assistant at The Jewish Museum (New York), manages strategic projects and administration for András Szántó (New York), 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.

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