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Note: The last name 'Pacek' can be pronounced the following ways. All three are correct:
Sasha Pacek is a contemporary arts professional working in exhibitions and arts administration. She specialized in curatorial assistance and research, collections management, and non-profit membership. Pacek has contract worked, assisted, and interned at various New England organizations including Davis Publications, Fitchburg Art Museum, Mass MoCA, the Rose Art Museum, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and in her current position as Gallery + Membership Manager at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts.
As a working artist, Pacek utilizes her knowledge of historical and contemporary art to inspire her studio practice. She indulges in fluorescent color pigments, the colors themselves the true subjects of her work. Pacek's biggest inspirations come from psychedelic rock, science fiction, the macabre, retrowave, and the animal skulls that people find on the side of desert roads that are presented to her as cherished gifts.
She currently resides in New England, United States, exploring utilizing curatorial practices and permanent collections to promote equity, community involvement, and social justice.
VIOLET RIDE is a bi-weekly series of newsletter essays that serves the purpose of gushing over, swooning over, and writing love letters featuring a new contemporary artist with each piece. It's a passion project born out of a love of writing and a love for the variety of art that exists internationally.
To learn more and subscribe, visit violetride.substack.com.
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06/2019 + - Gallery/Membership Manager, Concord Center for the Visual Arts
09/2018 - 06/2019 - Gallery Coordinator, Rhode Island Watercolor Society
2018+ - Freelance Assistant Preparator
09-12, 2017 - Registrarial Intern, MASS MoCA
01-09, 2017 - Collections Assistant, Fitchburg Art Museum
06/2015 - 04/2016 - Art Gallery Associate, Yellow Peril Gallery
09/2012 - 05/2015 - Art Gallery Assistant, Montserrat College of Art Galleries
05/2013 - 08/2013 - Curatorial Intern, Fitchburg Art Museum
Montserrat College of Art, 2015: BFA In Painting/Art History
CSU East Bay Continuing Education, 2020: Professional Certification in Museum and Gallery Studies
2015 - Dean's Honors and the Graduation Award for Art History, Class of 2015 MCA
2014 - Painting Department Merit Scholarship Award, MCA
-Solo Gallery Exhibitions-
2015 - Arrhythmia: Salem Ink Tattoo and Art Gallery, Salem MA
-Selected Group Exhibitions-
2018 - INTO THE VOID: Neon Void Gallery, Adams MA
2018 - Montserrat College Of Art Alumni Show: Salem Ink Tattoo and Art Gallery, Salem MA
2017 - ArtRageous!31 Auction: Beverly MA
2017 - PRISM: With New Haven, CT Based Artist Elliott Grinnell, Beverly MA
2015 - INFLUX: With Beverly Based Artist Kevin Lucey, Beverly MA
2015 - ArtRageous!29 Auction: Salem MA
2015 - Montserrat Open House, Beverly MA
2014 - ArtRageous!28 Auction, Beverly MA
2014 - Montserrat Open House, Beverly MA
2014 - Viterbo Study Abroad Show, Beverly MA
2013 - Montserrat Open House, Beverly MA
2014 - TAROT: Salem Ink Tattoo and Art Gallery, Salem MA