Darcy is the long-distance force behind the online store. Located first in Hong Kong and now in Australia, his global reach and experience has generated innovative solutions to our complicated problems. He is responsible for the direct way our art inventory moves seamlessly from intake in Kingston to digital content in our online store accessible anywhere. He is a constant source of support and innovative thinking for the future trajectory of Studio22's expanded reach.
Jenna is a 4th year Queen’s undergraduate who has been working with the gallery for over a year. In her role as Gallery Assistant, she is responsible for artwork intake and management. She assumes Front of House duties and is always more than happy to greet and assist customers.
Jenna is planning to pursue a career in Interior Design and, with her intimate knowledge of the gallery’s inventory, she will be assuming additional responsibilities in the new year with the further development of our Art Rental Program. She will be assisting our business clients with learning about and selecting artwork for their offices and workspaces.
Kezi is a driven young theatre artist who has assumed the position of Production Manager while she prepares to go to university. She works with the Director on exhibit preparations and is tasked with the care and maintenance of the gallery sets - staging, lights and sound. She assists in hanging the exhibits, leads special-projects and tends the gallery three days a week. The Production Manager also works under the Art Director and assists with circulation of promotional materials and the binding of gallery catalogues produced for special exhibits.
Kezi plans to pursue a career in the arts and has been able to gain valuable knowledge and useful experience from the exposure to art, artists and the larger artistic community.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Partner / Graphic Designer / Artist
Hersh designs and produces all the studio's printed and promotional material. The Idea Manufactory, as a physical space on the 3rd floor of the studio's building, is his lair. His unique graphic style is rooted in a deep love of type, paper and books and is the source of the reams of content that pour out of Studio22's manufactory. Artist and patron alike appreciate the unabashed enthusiasm of Hersh's graphic calls to attention. His exhibition catalogues are collectible items.
Partner / Curator / Space Artist
Ally manages the business, creates and schedules the gallery's exhibits and designs all the physical spaces. She is in a continuous and intense dialogue with all the Art and Artists. She thrives on change and the eclecticism of the gallery's artwork and prides herself on her ability to hang an exhibit of disparate styles and materials where all pieces hold their own.
Though she can sometimes be heard muttering a disparaging word about retail, she gets a great deal of pleasure from selling the gallery's artwork - especially to first time art buyers. She firmly believes that living with original art is so pleasurable and deeply satisfying that it only takes one sale to make a life-long collector.