Sara Reisman | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Sara Reisman

Sara Reisman is Chief Curator and Director of National Academician Affairs at the National Academy of Design in New York City. A curator, educator, and writer, Reisman was most recently the Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation (2014-2021), and prior to that held roles as Director of the Percent for Art program at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (2008-2014), Associate Dean of the School of Art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (2008-2009), and Curatorial Consultant for Public Art at the Queens Museum (2009). Reisman has curated exhibitions locally and internationally for venues including the Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Futura Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, the Queens Museum of Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Cooper Union School of Art, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Momenta Art, and Smack Mellon, among other venues. She has been awarded residencies by Art Omi, the Foundation for a Civil Society, Artis, CEC Artslink, Futura, and the Montello Foundation. Reisman has also taught art history and contemporary art at the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY Purchase School of Art + Design, and, since 2016, at the School of Visual Arts’ Curatorial Practice Master’s Program. She received her BA from the University of Chicago, participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program as a 2002-2003 Helena Rubinstein Fellow, and subsequently served as the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2004-2005), and the Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Curatorial Fellow at the New Museum (2005-2006).