Based in Seattle, I develop and manage programs that cultivate visionary ideas, outstanding content, and diverse communities. My entrepreneurial background spans the technology and arts industries, fusing multidisciplinary experience in program management, curation, content strategy, creative production, business development, partner management, and product 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 was transforming traditional markets into experience economies. I attended graduate school at the University of London to study immersive media and cross-platform storytelling, then founded a nonprofit art and technology laboratory, curated 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 coming years- 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.Strand, David. Black Box 2.0: May 6 - June 7. Vanguard Seattle.Miller, Brian. A Moveable Festival: Black Box Brings Art to the Museum-Averse Tech Crowd. Seattle Weekly.
SELECT CREATIVE PROJECTS
VR FILMPacific Northwest Ballet: Silent ResonanceYouTube, Pixvana SPIN Play appProducer, 2017
VR AWARDSeattle International Film Festival 360/VR AwardSponsor & Juror, 2017
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENTSIFF & Pixvana Program Manager, 2017-2018
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTPixvana Education ProgramProgram Manager, 2018
EXHIBITIONhome/page: Out of Sight King Street Station, SeattleCurator, 8/4/16 - 8/28/16
EXHIBITIONGeneral IntellectAktionsart, SeattleCurator & Producer, 9/17/15 - 10/3/15
EXHIBITIONElectric FieldsPunch Gallery, SeattleCurator & Juror, 10/5/15 - 12/19/15
EXHIBITION13 ChambersAktionsart, Amazon VideoCurator & Producer, 2015
FESTIVALBlack Box 2.0Co-Curator & Producer, 8/6/15 - 6/7/15
ARTIST DISCUSSIONTowards InvisibilityHenry Art Gallery, SeattlePanelist, 11/22/14
EXHIBITIONTwo Kinds of RoadsAmfest, Moscow RussiaCurator, 9/26/14
FESTIVALBlack Box 1.0Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film FestivalCurator & Producer, 5/15/14 - 6/8/14
ONLINE WORLD PREMIERETracy Emin: Love Never Wanted Me OnlineCurator, 5/15/14 - 6/8/14
EXHIBITIONFeatureMubi Worldwide & Big Screen Project, New YorkCurator & Producer, 11/10 - 11/12
SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSIONBill Viola & Stuart ComerCore Club, New YorkProducer, 9/12/10
FILM SCREENINGStreet TapesCore Club, New YorkCurator, 10/2/09
FILM SCREENINGData CowboyArmory Show, New YorkCurator, 3/2/09
GENERATIVE ART INSTALLATIONCarlo Zanni: My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los AngelesCurator, 1/22/09 - 2/18/09
FILM SCREENINGThey always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselfHammer Museum, UCLACurator, 1/22/09
SITE-SPECIFIC COMMISSION PROGRAMLever House Art CollectionLever House - New York, NYProject Manager, 2004 - 2008
PRIVATE CLUB INSTALLATIONCore ClubNew York, NYProject Manager, 2006 - 2008
HOTEL INSTALLATIONGramercy 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.