Corina Larkin, Executive Director
Corina Larkin is a visual artist and writer, and before joining CUE’s staff, worked as Managing Editor at the Brooklyn Rail. She also worked as a management consultant for many years, focusing on new market entry strategies and organizational development. She holds degrees from Purchase College, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania and SAIS/Johns Hopkins University. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director, Ms. Larkin served on CUE’s board for eight years.
Beatrice Wolert-Weese, Deputy Director
Beatrice originally started with CUE as an intern in January 2004, and has since served as the Foundation's Programs Coordinator, Programs Director and most recently the Associate Director. In her former roles, she has forged partnerships with organizations such as NYFA, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, A.I.R. Gallery, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and was seminal in spearheading the Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices, a consortium of 27 non-profits that offer professional development programs for artists across the city. Prior to her time at CUE, she was the Associate Editor and Ad Designer for paperloop.com. Wolert received a BA in Design from Adelphi University in 1997 and an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2003. Wolert is also a visual artist raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she currently lives with her family and maintains her studio practice. More info on her artistic practice can be found at beawolert.com.
Lilly Hern-Fondation, Programs Manager
Lilly joined CUE in May of 2018 and worked previously as the organization’s Programs Associate. She previously served as a Curatorial Fellow at SAIC, co-founder and co-director of Nightwood Exhibits in Chicago, and Assistant Director of Freight+Volume on the Lower East Side. In this capacity, she has organized over three dozen exhibitions and produced and edited more than 20 exhibition catalogues. Hern-Fondation studied literature and photography at the University of Washington, Seattle, and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She maintains an active career as a practicing artist and writer and has exhibited her work across the United States.
Sharmistha Ray, Development Manager
Sharmistha Ray is an artist, writer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Solo exhibitions include: “we are all islands” (Nine Fish, Mumbai & Mill Hall, Kochi, India), “Reflections & Transformations” (Aicon, New York) and “hidden geographies” (Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India). She is the recipient of notable awards including a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant (2004), Montblanc Young Artist Worldwide Patronage Award (2012), and was nominated for the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship for Visual Art (2014). She currently teaches critical theory in the graduate fine arts program at Parsons School of Design, and is Development Manager at the CUE Art Foundation, New York. Ray received a BA in Art from Williams College in 2001 and dual degree MS/MFA in Painting and Art History, Theory & Criticism at Pratt Institute in 2005. More info on her artistic practice can be found at sharmistharay.com.
Josephine Heston, Programs Associate
Josephine Heston is a curator, writer, and editor who joined CUE in July 2019. She is a co-founder of rehearsal, a residency for experimentation in a social context, and was formerly editor in chief of the Journal of Art Criticism. Heston was previously the Assistant Director at A.I.R. and received her BA in Art History from Barnard College.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thomas K.Y. Hsu
Theodore S. Berger
John S. Kiely
Trenton Doyle Hancock