The Sculpture Center Hires Grace Chin as Executive Director
24 July 2019
The Sculpture Center announces the hiring of Grace Chin as Executive Director. She succeeds Ann Albano, who has retired from the position of Executive Director and Chief Curator. Ann was inspirational in leading The Sculpture Center for the past twelve years, and we have appreciated her devotion and support of our mission. We want to thank Ann for her years of dedicated service and growing The Sculpture Center into the well-respected arts organization that it is today.
Ms. Chin arrives at The Sculpture Center with over twenty years of experience as a development professional, arts manager, practicing artist, and business owner. She began her career in New York with the American Symphony Orchestra, eventually taking the role of Director of Development. She has also held positions with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Whitney Museum of American Art as well as a number of other organizations during her career. In addition, Grace owns and manages her own business, designing jewelry collections that have been presented in nationally recognized craft galleries and juried art exhibitions.
Ms. Chin holds a bachelor’s of arts in studio art / sculpture from Dartmouth College, and a masters of arts administration from Columbia University.
“We are excited to welcome Grace to The Sculpture Center. Her experience and enthusiasm for the role of sculpture and art in our community is inspiring and our entire Board is looking forward to working with her to further our mission,” commented Marco Ciccarelli, The Sculpture Center President. Grace’s vision and organizational skill set will ensure the continued growth and development of our organization as a focal point of sculpture in Cleveland and the surrounding communities that we serve.
Ms. Chin added, “I am excited to move the Sculpture Center into a new relevance within the artistic community of the region. I am looking forward to the Center playing an active and visible role in Cleveland’s continuing urban development.”
Ms. Chin’s hiring comes as The Sculpture Center is implementing a plan of strategic growth in programs, development and outreach, building on the success of Sculpture X, Cleveland Sculptures Network and “Negotiating the Art World”.
About the Sculpture Center: The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission unique to this country of supporting the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and our greater region and encouraging the preservation of Ohio public outdoor sculpture. The Sculpture Center exhibits the highest quality contemporary sculpture by rapidly rising, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on artists of our region. We value risk taking and an exploration of new avenues of creativity by every artist. New artwork is created especially for all our curated exhibitions.