Sage Ballard de la Bastida
New York University                                                                                                                                                                  May 2021
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Masters of Art candidate in Museum Studies, GPA 4.0

New York University                                                                                                                                                                  May 2019
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art 
Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar & Studio Art Honors, GPA 3.525

Research Interests: Curatorial studies; museum studies; trans* studies; queer theory; borders & boundaries; femicide; visual & critical studies; modern and contemporary art history; latinx studies

Curator, The Faces Change: Immigrant Prejudice Remains, NYU Kimmel Window Gallery, May 2021 - October 2021
Artist & Curator, Studio Art BFA Senior Thesis Show, Commons Gallery, March 2019
Artist, Studio Art BFA Honors Thesis Show, 80 WSE Gallery, February 2019
Curator, Annual USAO Show, Commons & Rosenberg Gallery, November - December 2018
Curator, queer/ies: an art exhibition, Rosenberg Gallery, October 2018
Curator, Annual USAO Show, Commons & Rosenberg Gallery, November - December 2017
Artist, Coarse Remains, Broadway & East 10th St., October - November 2017
Artist & Curator, fun house, Rosenberg Gallery, September 2017
Artist, Annual USAO Show, Commons & Rosenberg Gallery, November 2016
Artist, Annual USAO Show, Commons & Rosenberg Gallery, October - November 2015
Artist & Curator, Orange: CCA Conservatory’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, June 2015 

Sales Ambassador, Everlane, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                September 2021 — Present
 · Provided compassionate and enthusiastic customer service in a fast-paced, high intensity work environment

Archival Intern & Spanish-English Translator, Visual AIDS, New York, NY                                                     Feb 2020 — May 2020
 · Collaborated with Programs Manager to document & re-organize Visual Aids archive while selecting works for a
book publication on the 50th anniversary of “A Day Without Art” for World AIDS Day 2020

Digital Media Strategist, Freelance, Remote                                                                                          May 2020 — September 2021
 · Managed online social media presence, content creation, and regular posting schedule for private realty group
 · Re-designed brand image and printed promotional materials (magazine and newspaper ads)
Arts Coordinator/Head Art Teacher, Boys Club of New York, New York, NY                                           June 2019 — August 2019
· Taught wide range of drawing methods, printmaking practices, and digital art
· Encouraged a creative and collaborative environment for neurotypical and neurodiverse students
· Taught ages 8-16 yrs old, 12-18 students per class, 17 classes a week

Studio Monitor, Barney Building Print Shop, New York, NY                                                               March 2018 — December 2018
· Up-keep of silk screen, dark room, and etching stations by re-stocking supplies, cleaning stations, managing overall organization of the studio
· Instructed general silk-screen and copper-plate etching techniques

Curator, queer/ies: an art exhibition, New York, NY                                                                                                       October 2018
· Solo-curated art exhibition confronting the complexities of identity in relation to contemporary scholarship on gender and sexuality and bodily art practices
· Showcased the works of 10 LGBTQ+ artists in the NYU Studio Art BFA program

Education Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA                                                                   June 2016—August 2016
· Created curriculum and taught youth ages 3-15 years art techniques and history of Modern art
· Managed, organized and oversaw weekly public programming hosting 200 guests a night
· Administrative work including: producing fact-sheets, signage for programming, and bi-lingual translations 

First Year Representative, Museum Studies Student Organization, NY                                                   February 2020 — May 2020
· Plans community-engagement focused events for first year graduate students in the Museum Studies program at NYU 

President & Member, USAO: Undergraduate Student Art Organization, NY                                                                   2015—2019 
· Led USAO, a community-building student government for the Studio Art BFA at NYU 
· Curated and managed department-wide art show showing up to 20 artists
· Liaised for the administration and student body
· Planned and executed skill-sharing and professional development events for the student body 
· Designed signage for departmental events and social media promotional materials 

Participant, Queer Leadership Retreat by the NYU LGBTQ Student Center, NY                                                             October 2018
· Leadership training for navigating spaces that are and are not safe for LGBTQ+ folks

Recipient, Patricia M. Carey Award, New York, NY                                                                                                               May 2019
· NYU Steinhardt’s Undergraduate Student Government award for “Outstanding Activism and Community Commitment”
· Awarded for exemplary contribution to their community, positive impact, and unwavering support for the NYU Steinhardt community 

Artist, Studio Art Honors/IFA Collaboration Program, New York, NY                                                                                 2018–2019
· 1 of 10 students selected to works one-on-one with graduate student curator
from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts PhD in Art History program
· Two-person show, “A Banana is Not A Lemon,” at 80 WSE Gallery, Spring 2019

Artist, Junior Studio Program, New York, NY                                                                                                                        2017—2018
· 1 of 5 BFA Juniors to receive a personal studio space amongst BFA Seniors
· Assisted Seniors during installation of Studio Art Honors art exhibitions and Senior Thesis exhibitions 
· Created promotional marketing materials including posters, postcards, social media posts and events

Participant, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program, New York, NY                                                                             2015–2019
· 1of 30 students in class of 2019 to receive full-tuition scholarship
· Recognized for commitment to community service, activism, and social justice
· Composed and presented lecture on the obstacles of trans* and non-binary folks 
· Collaborated with other Scholars on teach-in curriculum for NYC middle schoolers
NYU Patricia M. Carey Award for Outstanding Activism and Community Commitment                                                      May 2019

fluent in Spanish (native speaker); Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Ableton, Garageband, Premiere Pro, Final Cut ProMicrosoft Office, Google Suite, basic knowledge of HTML, Canva, Figma, Squarespace, WordPress; UI/UX product design
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