Ashley McLean Emenegger
Ms. Emenegger has been providing individual artist career coaching and Business of Art workshops since 2004, when she established her first art and artist advisory firm, McLean Fine Art. She has presented her workshops through the College Art Association, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Santa Monica College, Center for Cultural Innovation, California Lawyers for the Arts, Pasadena City College, and many other venues.
Ms. Emenegger employs her multifaceted art world experience in her teaching and career consulting work. She served as Director of Bandini Art Gallery, Culver City, CA and curated many of its critically recognized exhibitions. She also worked in the curatorial department of the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. During her tenure as Executive Director of the visual artist nonprofit organization Gallery 825/LAAA, Ms. Emenegger presented numerous exhibitions and educational programs that received public and critical acclaim. Prior to Gallery 825, she worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (now the Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles). In the art publication field, Ms. Emenegger served as Managing Editor for the THE Magazine Los Angeles, and was Contributing Editor for the international artist collection magazine Bluecanvas, where she wrote their popular “McLean’s Artist Advice” column. As a freelance writer her art reviews, features and artist interviews have been included in multiple print and online publications, such as flavorpill.com. As an independent curator, her projects have been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Artweek, Artscene, Review Magazine, The Huffington Post among others. She is also a visual artist.
In 2016 Ms. Emenegger launched McLean Art Projects in order to expand her curatorial and artist advisory services. In addition to her freelance and art advisory projects, she provides Marketing and Event Planning consultation for a retail property in Pasadena, CA.