John Arthur Peetz


315 Avenue C Apt #9D New York, NY 10009



MACCARONE GALLERY, New York, NY Research Director, Spring 2015 – Summer 2017

  • Organized shipment, installation, and design of solo and group exhibitions at three spaces simultaneously
  • Produced copy for all exhibitions materials; press releases, e-blasts, institutional and market sales
  • Maintained more than twenty artists’ archives and studio calendars
  • Booked and coordinated panel discussions, symposia, art fair events, and booths
  • Conducted studio visits, and worked with artists and studio staff
  • Managed social media accounts and digital gallery presence
  • Oversaw press outreach. material, and strategy
  • Edited artists’ publications and interviews
  • Produced artist and exhibition catalogs, wrote introductory texts and critical essays for publications
  • Created all copy for all three gallery spaces and defined the voice of the gallery to the public

Managing Director, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015

  • Wrote and edited monthly mailer, press releases, grant applications, art fair applications, and exhibition texts
  • Managed ten artists conceptualizing and writing about their practice and work
  • Curated exhibitions, oversaw art shipments, and consulted multiple international art collection

ARTFORUM, New York, NY, Assistant Editor, Winter 2010 – Winter 2013

  • Fact-checked, researched, wrote, and edited reviews, stories, interviews, and multimedia features
  • Managed, edited, commissioned, and corresponded with over seventy writers weekly concerning assignments and deadlines
  • Curated and produced digital video content with artists and curators
  • Tracked breaking international cultural news stories, compiled coverage, and wrote general media criticism
  • Compiled weekly international art newsletter with 5,000 subscribers
  • Conducted, transcribed, and edited interviews with various cultural luminaries, artists, and designers
  • Secured photo reproduction rights with artists’ estates and international galleries
  • Hired and directed staff of five
  • Maintained all social media accounts
  • Performed all copy editing for entire website

Editor, October 2011 – Winter 2015

  •  Compiled, curated, and edited website content
  •  Researched and organized panel discussions between artists, writers, and academics • Composed weekly newsletter that reaches 2,500 subscribers
  •  Published an anthology of thoughts and reflections on post-graduate education com- posed of contributions from authors, academics, artists, filmmakers, intellectuals, and engineers titled “Should I Go to Graduate School” –– published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Studio Manager and Fabricator, Spring 2013 – Spring 2014

  • Managed all office affairs including finances, bill payment, loans, permissions and studio maintenance
  • Negotiated exhibitions and loans with international museums and other arts institutions
  • Booked and coordinated panel discussions and symposia
  • Edited and copy-edited Culture Class published by Sternberg Press and e-flux
  • Utilized Nexis and FOIA to conduct rigorous research and verify journalist accounts
  • Conceptualized and designed all exhibitions and projects


  • My writing has appeared in print and online at Artforum, Riot of Perfume, Art in America, PIN-UP Magazine, DIS Magazine, Apartmento, 2015 New Museum of Contemporary Art Triennial, Keith Sonnier: PORTALS, and the 2013 Venice Biennale catalogue.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and all Adobe suites, Artbase, Artbinder, FilemakerPRO, HTML, CMS, MAC and PC operating platforms as well as NEXIS and FOIA.


Reed College, Portland, OR - Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Religion, Psychology and Linguistics, May 2009