STACY’S CV as seen in Flash Art
Stacy Bolton has spent nearly 20 years writing about art and culture, as a leading arts publicist, museum professional and consulting curator. Over the last few years, Stacy has expanded her reach and focus, working on longer-form pieces geared to a wider audience, culminating in the completion of her first novel. This new work of contemporary fiction has garnered positive feedback from authors, editors and professors at The New York Writer’s Workshop and New York University, and is currently in edits for submission to publishers.
Stacy earned the bulk of her professional experience directing Stacy Bolton Communications, the PR firm she founded in 2000 to serve arts organizations, museums, galleries and art fairs. Over a period of 12 years, Stacy’s team of 10 promoted 180 cultural projects in the U.S and abroad, using media relations, cultural tourism, events and social networking to advance 40 cultural organizations. Projects of note include The New York City Waterfalls, Richard Serra at the Grand Palais, and the reopening of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs; as well as multiple campaigns for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, American Federation of Arts, Public Art fund, Terra Foundation, FIAC and Paris Photo; and Adelson Galleries, Gerald Peters Gallery, Metro Pictures, Mitchell-Innes & Nash and Pace/MacGill.
In 2012, Stacy began working on some creative projects that included two at the JCC Manhattan: Sol LeWitt: Shaping Ideas, in the JCC’s Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, and the 36-foot-tall LeWitt wall drawing 599 @ 334, installed in the JCC lobby and visible from the street. As consulting curator and project manager, Stacy conceived and directed both projects; selected and secured all loans; oversaw the 27-day installation, budget, funding, and media plan; and produced Beyond the Wall: Sol LeWitt’s Lost Voices in Context, a 12-minute film featuring newly discovered archival material and commentary by Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Prior to starting her firm, Stacy worked at prestigious museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum for African Art, and the Parrish Art Museum, in Southampton, NY. She also earned invaluable experience at Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors (now PolskinArts), where her clients included the Japanese American National Museum, the PaineWebber Art Program, the White House Sculpture Garden, The ADAA Art Show (1999 - 2001) and Christie's.
A native New Yorker, Stacy received her B.A., cum laude, in French, from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. in Art History from Columbia University, with qualifying papers on Vincent van Gogh and the early French photographer, Eugene Atget.