REBECCA GORDON - HEAD CURATOR, RISE ART ONLINE GALLERY
Rebecca Gordon is the Head Curator of the online contemporary art gallery Rise Art. She is predominately focussed on recruiting talented emerging artists to the site and managing Rise Art’s board of Insiders, as well as advising corporate companies and private individuals on their art collections. She previously worked for Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert (London based Modern British dealer in 20th century art) and before that John Mitchell Fine Paintings, London (dealer of Dutch Old Master and 19th century French art). She has an M.A. in History of Art from Edinburgh University.
Lisa: When did you first discover your love of art?
Rebecca: Being dyslexic, art lessons at school were always my safe haven, however, with a limited natural artistic ability, I became more interested in the historical and theoretical side of art! Learning the stories and context behind great masterpieces became addictive and my love continued through university leading me straight into the world of art dealers.
Lisa: What does your role at Riseart.com involve?
Rebecca: My position as Head Curator at Rise Art involves many different roles but the main ones are selecting and approaching new, fantastic artists for the gallery, curating the site content that we want to put in front of our customers by highlighting some of the latest most exciting new works on the site and working closely with our board of Insiders. Lastly, I assist customers in our ‘talk with a curator’ service where I guide them one on one, depending on their specific needs.
Read the rest of Rebecca's interview on Jackson's Art blog