Jasa McKenzie is a curator and artist based in New York City.

She is currently a fellow of the MA Curatorial Practice porgram at the School of Visual Arts. She has been working in a wide variety non-profit art spaces for the past seven years and most recently held an internship as a curatorial research assistant for the 10th Berlin Biennale. She is participating in the 2017 Apexart Franchise Exhibition Program and will be presenting her exhibition in Nagoya, Japan during the summer of 2018. In her practice, she is driven by issues of identity, equality, and social justice. Her recent exhibitions include My-O-My in New York and The Map is Not the Territory in Brooklyn. Her writing and works have been featured in Artspeak, Daily Serving, Visual Opinion, and Words 86, as well as her public blog, The New Heroin(e).

Hailing from South Dakota, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and German from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she has worked and exhibited before relocating to New York in 2016. She held roles at the Augsburg Art Galleries, The Soap Facotry, Altered Esthetics, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.



School Of Visual Arts
New York, NY (August 2016- Present)
MA, Curatorial Practice

Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN (September 2010- May 2014)
BA Studio Art, German Minor
Honors Program, Cum Laude

Massey University, College of Creative Arts
Wellington, New Zealand (Spring 2013)
Study abroad

Curatorial Experience

Curatorial Internship
10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (May - August 2017)

Curatorial Assistant
Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN (January - May 2016)

Gallery Assistant and Installation Intern
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, (February - July 2015)

Assistant to the Art Gallery Director
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, (January 2011- May 2014)

Related Experience

Member Services Assistant
Whitney Museum, New York, NY (September 2016- May 2017)

Visitor and Member Services Representative & Sales Associate
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN (February 2015- May 2016)


·Familiarity with museum and gallery practices including curatorial, exhibition planning, installation and art handling
·Writing press releases, didactics, wall texts, exhibition publications
·Handling loan forms, artist contracts, exhibition budgets
·Excellent oral and written communication skills
·Art history archival research, focus on modern & contemporary
·Adobe Creative Suite, Flash, Dreamweaver—HTML and CSS
·Macintosh systems, Microsoft programs, social media, Google Apps
·Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Siriusware databases
·Creative problem solving, detail & deadline-oriented, highly organized, fluid multi-tasking, fast learning ability
·German language skills


Words 86, The Geriatric Drag Show, I Built a Cage (November 2017)
Daily Serving, Review: The Intersectional Self (March 2017)
Daily Serving, Review: Red in View (February 2017)
ArtSpeak, Preview: Marisa Merz (January 2017)
Visual Opinion, Expression/Repression (December 2016)


Tribeca Art Night (Fall 2017)
Tour Guide

The Soap Factory
Installation Crew (Fall 2014- Winter 2015)
The Haunted Basement (Fall 2014, 2015)

The Walker Art Center
Visitor Services (Fall 2015)

PEASE Academy
Artist Mentor (Spring 2014)


Jasa McKenzie is a visual artist, exhibiting her work regionally and nationally. She focuses on oil painting, digital photo manipulation, and collage. Her work addresses themes of morbidity and decay, the human form, and the power of the female form in the face of stereotypes.


The New Heroin(e)

The New Heroine is a curatorially-slanted blog all about contemporary art and those who live it. The articles focus on a curatorial point of view. The essays cover reviews of exhibitions, interviews with artists, and general thoughts about the state of the art world today.

Continually updated, visit The New Heroin(e)