Based in Seattle, I develop and manage programs that cultivate visionary ideas, outstanding content, and diverse communities. My entrepreneurial background spans media and technology, fusing multidisciplinary experience in program management, curation, content strategy, creative production, business development, partner management, and marketing. I thrive in ambiguous environments, creatively solving problems by turning thought into action, uniting vision across teams, and driving detailed execution.
My career began as a curator for a major contemporary art collector in New York who was known for building markets for luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. I went on to found an art consulting and advisory business that acquired fine art and digital rights, negotiating high-value transactions from both the buy and sell side for private clients. During this time, I became increasingly drawn to the complex ways that digital technology was transforming traditional markets into experience economies. I attended graduate school at the University of London to study immersive media and cross-platform video production, then founded a nonprofit art and technology laboratory, produced exhibitions and festivals, and joined the go-to-market team at an early-stage virtual reality video cloud startup. My work in the tech sector centers on managing ambitious programs and partnerships that creatively uncover solutions to previously unanswered questions and develop sustainable customer value.
- Awarded one of the top 20 most talented people in Seattle- Honored on City Arts 2016 Future List as one of 12 innovators who will define the future- Featured in Seattle Magazine for work bridging the arts and tech
Dol, Quinten. Ready, Player One? How Pixvana’s Tools Help Creators Build Amazing VR. Built In Seattle.BusinessWire. Pixvana Launches Education Program to Empower Next Generation of XR Storytellers.Graham, Peter. Showcasing VR Content at Film Festivals Just got Easier With Pixvana’s new Auto Play Feature. VR Focus.Demetre, Jim. Aktionsart Unifies Art and Tech. Seattle Magazine.Manitach, Amanda. The Bridge-Builder: Julia Fryett. City Arts Magazine.Dicola, Ellie. Only Human. City Arts Magazine..City Arts Staff. Shop Digital. City Arts.Manitach, Amanda. Woman In Uniform: Julia Fryett. City Arts Magazine.Graves, Jen. Why Doesn’t Seattle Know About Black Box Festival, the SIFF for Art People? The Stranger.Miller, Brian. A Moveable Festival: Black Box Brings Art to the Museum-Averse Tech Crowd. Seattle Weekly.
SELECT CREATIVE PROJECTS
VR ProducerPacific Northwest Ballet: Silent ResonanceYouTube, Pixvana SPIN Play appProducer, 2017
Video ProducerXR GuidesPixvana YouTube ChannelScriptwriter & Producer, 2016-2018
Blog Content Strategist | Writer | EditorPixvana BlogWriter & Editor, 2016-2018
VR Award CreatorSeattle International Film Festival 360/VR AwardCreator, Sponsor & Juror, 2017
Partner DirectorSIFF & PixvanaProgram Manager, 2016-2018
Program Director Pixvana Education ProgramProgram Manager, 2018
Media Curator home/page: Out of Sight King Street Station, SeattleCurator, 8/4/16 - 8/28/16
Video Exhibition Curator & ProducerGeneral IntellectAktionsart, SeattleCurator & Producer, 9/17/15 - 10/3/15
Media Exhibition Curator & JurorElectric FieldsPunch Gallery, SeattleCurator & Juror, 10/5/15 - 12/19/15
Video Anthology Producer13 ChambersAktionsart, Amazon VideoCurator & Producer, 2015
Multi-Media Festival Curator & ProducerBlack Box 2.0Co-Curator & Producer, 8/6/15 - 6/7/15
Film Festival CuratorTwo Kinds of RoadsAmfest, Moscow RussiaCurator, 9/26/14
Livestream Video ProducerSeattle International Film Festival, Filmmaker Q&AsProducer, 2013
Multi-Media Festival ProducerBlack Box 1.0Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film FestivalCurator & Producer, 5/15/14 - 6 /8/14
Video DistributorTracy Emin: Love Never Wanted Me OnlineCurator, 5/15/14 - 6/8/14
Video Executive ProducerSix Scents ParfumsProducer & Distributor, 2013
Multi-Platform Video ProducerFeatureMubi Worldwide & Big Screen Project, New YorkCurator & Producer, 11/10 - 11/12
Film Event ProducerBill Viola & Stuart ComerCore Club, New YorkProducer, 9/12/10
Film Event ProducerStreet TapesCore Club, New YorkCurator & Event Producer, 10/2/09
Film CuratorData CowboyArmory Show, New YorkCurator & Event Producer, 3/2/09
Generative Media ProducerCarlo Zanni: My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los AngelesCurator, 1/22/09 - 2/18/09
Film CuratorThey always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselfHammer Museum, UCLACurator, 1/22/09
Public Art Program ManagerLever House Art CollectionLever House - New York, NYProject Manager, 2004 - 2008
Private Club Program ManagerCore ClubNew York, NYProgram Manager, 2006 - 2008
Hotel Art Project ManagerGramercy Park HotelNew York, NYProject Manager, 2006-2008
Women in XR | MentorWeWork Labs | Startup MentorPacific Northwest Ballet Stars | Fundraising Event CommitteeDuke Global Entrepreneurial Network (DukeGEN) | Regional Co-ChairSeattle Arts Commission | Public Art Advisory Committee MemberSeattle Arts & Technology Meetup | Co-Founder & OrganizerAmericans for the Arts Young Benefactors | Steering CommitteeObama National Arts Policy Committee | Committee Member
VR Gets Real at Sundance 2018. Pixvana Blog.Introducing VR Casting. Pixvana Blog.X Reality (XR). Wikipedia.Introducing Pixvana Education. Pixvana Blog.Reinventing OTT Delivery for VR Video. Pixvana Blog.Seattle VR Hackathon Highlights: Teamwork, Innovation, and Community. Pixvana Blog.Announcing the SIFF 360/VR Award. Pixvana Blog. XR Innovator: Quba Michalski. Pixvana Blog. Towards Visibility: Pop As A Carrier Symbol. Aktionsart Blog.Electric Fields. 2015 Punch Gallery Juror Statement.Transmedia Art Exhibitions, From Bauhaus To Your House. MA Dissertation.