Rye High School graduate Sandrine Milet never thought she’d be managing an art gallery or curating her own show for that matter right out of college.
By Georgetta Morque
Rye High School graduate Sandrine Milet never thought she’d be managing an art gallery or curating her own show for that matter right out of college. But last year, right after graduating from St. Lawrence University, with a double major in art history and communications, she landed the job of gallery manager and curatorial assistant of Franklin Street Works, a two-year-old not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering space in Stamford.
Because the gallery has a small team, Milet is involved with every aspect of the business — from development to programming to public relations. “I get to learn a lot,” said Milet, who especially loves working with guest curators and artists.
Last June, Milet curated her own show, “As We Perform It,” which she describes as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for someone her age. She traveled to studios and met with artists and took the project from start to finish.
While she enjoyed taking photography classes at Rye High School, it wasn’t until college that she discovered a passion for art history. An internship at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont put her on a career path in the art world.
Milet also had the opportunity to work on Franklin Street Works’ first fundraiser last month. Over 200 works were sold at ART SHOP! The Sale & Party, benefitting the gallery. The current show is “Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art,” a group exhibition that explores the theory of “emergence.” It is on view through February 23. For more information, visit www.FranklinStreetWorks.org.