Erika Hirugami, MAAB

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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P.O. Box 5216., Sherman Oaks, CA 91412-5216

erika.hirugami@sia.edu | (424) 223 - 8830 


Publications

2017 | Museum Bestie for MuSEEum

2017 | Ephemeral Ethereality for Artsy

2017 | Tea as an Artform for MuSEEum

2017 | Hello, Museum! for MuSEEum

2017 | ArtMuzeo Magazine

2016 | Big Data and Museums for CAM

2016 | BDB Birth of a Global Empire

2016 | Remix at CMA

2016 | Juan Logan: What Do You See?

2015 | CuratorLove

2015 | Intima Introitum

2015 | Pedant Magazine

2015 | 25th Anniversary of Vocations and Prayer

2014 | Flame Magazine

2014 | Pedant Magazine

2014 | La Gente Magazine

2014 | MOLAA Marcela Armas’ Exhibition Catalog

2013 | Bellas Artes Permanent Collection Exhibition Catalog

2013 | MUAC – Zona Maco


Lectures

2017 | "Big Data & Museums" CAM

2016 | "CuratorLove" at SevenX7 | Studio 71

2015 | "Curatorial Practices" at Cuesta College


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2017 | American Alliance Museum Fellowship
  • 2017 | Getty Scholarship
  • 2017 | California Arts Council 
  • 2016 | California Association of Museums Fellowship
  • 2015 | FarSited Scholar California State University Long Beach
  • 2015 | Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowship
  • 2015 | Art Table Emergent Professional Award
  • 2014 | Getty Foundation CAM Fellowship
  • 2014 | Sotheby's Institute of Art Fellowship
  • 2014 | Getty Foundation Curatorial Researcher
  • 2013 | Kramer Global Leadership Award 
  • 2013 - 14 | Madam President of AHUSA
  • 2012 | SERV Advisory Board 
  • 2012 | UCLA Alumni Scholar Award
  • 2011 | UCLA Recognition Award

Other Endeavors

  • 2017 | Curator at Tonalli Studio
  • 2017 | Curator at Jai & Jai Gallery
  • 2016 | Plaza de la Raza | Curator
  • 2016 | Venice Family Clinic Artwalk & Auctions                    Artist Studio Site Coordinator 
  • 2015 | ESMOA | Development Specialist
  • 2015 | Armory for the Arts | Researcher
  • 2014 | Getty MUI | Undergraduate Intern
  • 2014 | MOLAA | Curatorial Intern   
  • 2013 | UCLA | President of AHUSA
  • 2013 | AHUSA | Foreign Correspondent                      (from Mexico City)
  • 2012 | UNAM | Bellas Artes
  • 2011 | UCLA | STOMP
  • 2011 | AHUSA | Technological Liaison
  • 2010 - 2011 | SERV | Board Member
  • 2008 -2010 | SERV | Administrative Coordinator

Erika Hirugami, MAAB

Hirugami is founder and CEO at CuratorLove. As a Getty Foundation Scholar and a Kress Foundation Fellow she has formed a part of various curatorial teams across the U.S and Mexico. 

Hirugami holds and MAAB from the Sotheby's Institute of Art in conjunction with the Drucker School of Management at CGU.  As well as various BAs from UCLA in the fields of Art History, Mexican Studies and Chicano Studies. 

Hirugami's affiliations.

Exhibitions

2017 | TAJ•ART | Subverted

2017 | TAJ•ART | Calyx

2017 | TAJ•ART | Emotive Sensibility

2017 | Tonalli Studio | Solemn Grace

2017 | TAJ•ART | New Reality in Geometric Abstraction

2017 | Jai & Jai Gallery | Glitter Bold

2017 | TAJ•ART | Joshua Abarbanel: It's Only Nature

2016 | Square Gallery | Colourful Greys

2016 | CMA | Columbia, SC | Remix

2016 | Marcas Gallery | Transcendental Convergence  

2015 | Marcas Gallery | Santa Ana | Noche de Altares

2015 | Marcas Gallery | Santa Ana | Intima Introitum

2015 | Michael Galerie | Beverly Hills |The Color of Love

2014 | Plaza de la Raza | East Los Angeles | El Velorio

2014 | MOLAA | Long Beach | Distant Parallels

2014 | MOLAA | Long Beach | Marcela Armas

2014 | MOLAA | Long Beach | Fabelo

2014 | MOLAA | Long Beach | Neomexicanismo

2014 | MOLAA | Long Beach | Frida Kahlo, her photos

2014 | UCLA | Contemporary Chicano Fusions

2014 | UCLA | Simply Knot | Sheila Malone

2014 | UCLA | Chingada Madre

2013 | UCLA | Ometeotl | Uninanti & Lepetka

2013 | MAZ | GDL – Mexico | Testigo del Siglo

2013 | MUAC | Mexico DF | Teresa Margolles La Promesa

2013 | MUAC | Mexico DF | ASCO; Elite de lo Oscuro

2013 | MUAC | Mexico DF | Por Amor a la Discidencia

2012 | Bellas Artes | Mexico DF | Manual Alvares Bravo; Una Biografia Oculta

2012 | Bellas Artes | Mexico DF | Brian Nissen Retrospective

2011 | UCLA | Los Angeles | Art & Revolution


Experience

  • 2017 | Curatorial Director at TAJ • ART
  • 2016 | Engagement Curator for the Public Art Biennial Current: LA Department of Cultural Affairs in the City of Los Angeles
  • 2015 | Founder & CEO | CuratorLove
  • 2015 - 2016 | Curatorial Director | Marcas Contemporary
  • 2015 | Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellow | CMA
  • 2014 - 2015 | Photographic Curator | Galerie Michael
  • 2014 | Curator | El Velorio
  • 2014 | Getty Foundations Curatorial Researcher | MOLAA
  • 2014 | Editorial Research Assistant | UCLA
  • 2013 | Curatorial Assistant | MUAC
  • 2013 | Curatorial Editor Assistant | Bellas Artes
  • 2008 - 2012 | Art Director | Rogationist Publications
  • 2007 - 2012 | Creative Director of Development | Rogationist Fathers
  • 2004 - 2008 | Graphic Artist | Vocations and Prayer
  • 2003 - 2007 | Administrative Liaison |  Rog U.S. Delegation

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