Christie Mitchell is a cultural worker and contemporary art curator. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, an organization dedicated to providing arts and music resources, exhibitions, art classes, and year-round public programs to the San Diego community. Previously, she worked as an independent curator, and in the curatorial department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she started as a part of the team orchestrating the museum’s move to a new building downtown. While at the Whitney she organized and co-organized multiple exhibitions including Open Plan: Steve McQueen , Do Ho Suh: 95 Horatio Street, fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, and the retrospective Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, which debuted at the Whitney before traveling to the San Francisco Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018-2020. Prior to this she was a Research Assistant for the publication and exhibition Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, as a part of the Getty initiative “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980”.
With VoCA Mitchell has led three artist talks, participated in an Artist Interview Workshop, and served as a member of the editorial team for the 10th issue of VoCA Journal. In addition to her VoCA activities, she has acted as a juror for the WestBeth Artists Council, the Greenwich Art Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mitchell earned an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she focused on modern and contemporary art, and holds a B.A. in Art History with a minor in French from Duke University.Back to Leadership