Dereck Stafford Mangus
Baltimore, MD

(857) 928 - 4491
dereck.mangus@gmail.com



Education

May 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Critical Studies
Thesis title: "Overview: On Aerial Photography, the Readymade, and Modern Warfare" 

May 2013

Harvard University Extension School: Cambridge, MA
Master of Liberal Arts in Visual Arts
Thesis title: "The Persistence of and Resistance to Structure: The Grid-Square Construct in Western Visual Culture"

June 2005

University of Massachusetts: Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art + Environmental Studies Program, Magna Cum Laude  
Thesis title: "Work in Progress: Representations of the Built Environment" 


Experience

Oct 2016–present

The Baltimore Museum of Art: Baltimore, MD
Frontline Staff
Promote and protect The Baltimore Museum of Art and its many collections, while providing excellent customer service in order to facilitate an enjoyable museum experience for visitors. Duties include: greeting visitors, helping them with any questions they may have, and selling tickets to special events and exhibitions. Assist with research for educational and promotional materials. Worked as part of a team with other frontline staff and museum departments during the landmark exhibition Matisse/Diebenkorn and the 2017 Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair. 

Jan 2016–May 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore, MD
Graduate Technical Assistant 
Assisted with the overall maintenance and objectives of the graduate equipment and print lab, or Grad Lab. Duties included: checking equipment in and out, maintaining and monitoring the lab and its equipment, helping students with printing, charging student accounts for fees and late fines, and enforcing rules of the Grad Lab. Also assisted with printing color-managed professional-grade ink jet prints and high quality color laser prints. 

Aug 2015–May 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore, MD
Graduate Program Assistant
Facilitated and promoted the Critical Studies graduate program objectives under the leadership and guidance of Program Director Jennie Hirsh, PhD. Duties included: serving as a liaison between the Graduate Office, students, and the program director, organizing guest visits and speaker itineraries, arranging studio and museum visits, and assisting with administrative tasks of the graduate program. Also organized the "Call for Papers" for the 4th Annual MA in Critical Studies Symposium at MICA, Re-orientations: Alternative Attitudes Toward Space and Self, with keynote speaker Manuel Cirauqui. 

Aug 2015–May 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore, MD
Graduate Teaching Intern
Assisted with two undergraduate courses: "Modern Masters: Edgar Allan Poe" with Professor Mikita Brottman, PhD and "Film as Art: Madness and Melodrama" with David Sterritt, PhD. Duties included: reading assignments, keeping abreast of the course curriculum outlined in the syllabi, responding to student blog posts on a weekly basis, and taking attendance. 

Sept 2009–Aug 2015

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Boston, MA
Patrol Officer
Protected prestigious art collection while ensuring visitor safety. Served as front-line provider of customer service to museum patrons. Operated security systems, completed patrols, monitored galleries and other museum spaces, inspected art objects for damage, reported suspicious activity, and enforced museum rules and regulations. From 2009-2012, worked through transitional phase of a new museum wing opening, collaborating with other departments and staff to ensure its success. 

Aug 2001–June 2008

Harvard Art Museums: Cambridge, MA
Museum Attendant
Provided skillful interaction with a diversity of visitors under a variety of circumstances. Monitored galleries, inspected art objects for damage, and reported suspicious activity. In 2003, re-instated the Staff Art Show, which involved organizing participants, working with the Exhibitions Department to install and de-install the show, and creating logistical and promotional materials for the opening.

May 2004–May 2005

Watermark Arts Journal: Boston, MA (Circulation: 6,000 annually.)
Art Editor
Oversaw the production of student arts journal, which included creating promotional materials, conferring with other editors over the direction and policies of the journal, and securing Boston gallerist Joseph Carroll of Carroll and Sons Art Gallery to serve as an outside juror for art submissions. 

March 2004–May 2005

Environmental Studies Program, University of Massachusetts: Boston, MA
Video Documentary Intern
Worked as part of a team on an EPA-funded public advocacy documentary, chronicling the work of the environmental justice group Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) in Roxbury, Massachusetts, an underrepresented neighborhood in Boston. Duties included shooting and editing digital video footage and providing creative input during the production and post-production phases of the project. Excerpts of the video were presented by our team at the 22nd North American Association of Environmental Education in Biloxi, MS.

Feb 2002–May 2005

Arts On the Point: Boston, MA
Graphic Designer + Student Representative
Designed all promotional and outreach materials for public sculpture park, including informational brochures, maps, and posters for gallery talks that showcased notable speakers including local curators, park artists such as William Tucker, and various civic leaders from the Boston area.

Dec 2003–June 2004

The Boston Globe Newspaper: Boston, MA (Circulation: 500,000 daily.) 
Editorial Design Co-op
Contributed to the cover layout designs of "TV Week" and "Calendar Choice" spread, contacting major TV networks and other outside agencies to obtain permission for photo usage. Assisted in administrative tasks that supported the department objectives. 

Aug 2001–May 2003

The Mass Media: Boston, MA (Circulation: 5,000 weekly.) 
Art Director
Improved the overall aesthetic of student newspaper through significant upgrades that included larger, more dynamic photographs and a more user-friendly design, resulting in positive student body feedback and increased readership. Created "Art to the Editor," a weekly section featuring art students and their work, and significantly enhanced the "Question of the Week" section.


Volunteer

Sept 2017

Baltimore Book Festival: Baltimore, MD
Assistant
Represented The Baltimore Museum of Art at the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival. 

March 2017–April 2017

Light City: Baltimore, MD
Assistant
Volunteered as an assistant for Light City Baltimore, the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States.

June 2004–Dec 2012

Somerville Bicycle Committee: Somerville, MA
Graphic Designer + Photographer
Provided pro bono work for city committee promoting bicycle use and safety. Designed posters for annual bicycle rides. 

Oct 1999–June 2008

Whats Up Magazine / Spare Change News: Boston / Cambridge, MA (Circulation: 10,000 biweekly.) 
Graphic Designer + Photographer
Volunteered for two different Boston-area homelessness awareness publications for several years.


Skills

Highly competent in research, writing, and editing. Extensive experience in art direction, graphic design, photography, photo-editing, and digital video production. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power-Point), Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Outlook, Raiser's Edge, and the collections management system TMS. Familiarity with HTML. Professional experience with ink jet and laser printing. Ample experience in exhibition design, preparation, installation and deinstallation, guided tours, and public speaking. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Solid background in modern and contemporary art history and art theory. Also an avid cyclist. 


Exhibitions

Fall 2018 - Winter 2019

Art on the Fly
Maryland State Arts Council
175 W. Ostend Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Fall 2018

Under $500
Maryland Art Place
218 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Off the Web
The Peale Center for Baltimore
History & Architecture
225 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Summer 2018

Museum Staff Exhibition
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 

Spring 2017

Artomatic
Large Group Exhibition
1800 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Winter 2012

Solo Exhibition
Space with a Soul
281 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Spring 2011

Built in Boston
Group Exhibition
Work Bar Boston
711 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Fall 2008

Two-person Exhibition
The Other Side Café
407 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Spring 2005

Work in Progress: Representations of the Built Environment
Senior Thesis Exhibition
Harbor Art Gallery
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Summer 2003

Museum Staff Exhibition
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Spring 2003

Two-person Exhibition
Grossmann Gallery
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Fall 2002

Nantucket Light
Group Exhibition
Artists Association of Nantucket
19 Washington Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

Spring 2002

Community Art Exhibition
Boston Public Library
300 North Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134

Spring 2001

Student Exhibition
Harbor Art Gallery
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Fall 2000

The Animal Inside
Harbor Art Gallery
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Summer 1999

La Fête du Sisk
The First Parish in Cambridge
Unitarian Universalist
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Publications

Sept 2018

"Jack Whitten, ‘Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017’"
Frieze Writer’s Prize Winner

May 2018

"Feel the Color: Mark Bradford"
Full Bleed, Issue 2

June 2013

"A Chromatic Mix: Reviewing the Ten Artists Group Exhibit"
ArtsEditor


Awards

2018

Frieze Writer’s Prize Winner

2005

Book Prize Recipient
UMass Boston Art Department

2003

Sam Walker Scholarship
UMass Boston Art Department

2002

Vivian Carolyn Savio Scholarship
UMass Boston Art Department