Name: Monica Boulton


Address: 3802 B. Byron Dr., Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 445-6061 home, (512) 897-7212 mobile

Objective: To work in a challenging and creative environment.

Summary of attirbutes:

Well organized, resourceful, and capable to take initiative.
Able to empathize and understand others' needs.
Energetic, creative, proactive, and easily adaptable.
Capable to articulate, verbally and in written form, complex ideas and concepts.
Fluent in Spanish, knowledgeable in French, and pursuing new language skills in Portuguese.
Proficient in Mac and PC: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator), internet research, and basic web design.


- August 2005 California State University Long Beach, CA
Master of Arts in Art History
Fields of Study:
Studies in Latin American Art History with Professor Catha Paquette.
Studies in Modern Art with Professor Karen Kleinfelder.
Studies in Museum Practices with Professor Libby Lumpkin.

- August 1994 University of California Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


Merit Award in Art History, California State University, Long Beach, 2004.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Scholarship, University of California, Irvine, 1993-1994.


"The Politics of Abstraction: The Tenth Inter-American Conference, published Caracas, Venezuela, 1954," in The Latin Americanist, volume 52 issue 1 (June 2008), 83-94.
"Utopian Modernism: Abstract Art in Latin America," co-authored with Catha Paquette, in La Presencia: Latin American Art in the United States (Long Beach: Museum of Latin American Art, 2007), 28-30.

Exhibitions organized :

Installation of permanent Southwest Art galleries, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, June 6, 2008.

Professional employment :

- April 2012-present McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX
Curatorial Researcher
·Assisted the curator of the Tobin Theatre Arts Collection at the McNay in researching about North American and English costume and stage designers to be included in the Fall 2013 exhibition, Onstage! Costume Design and the Theathe and in the Winter/Spring 2014 show, Constructing the Stage: Artists from the Theatre Collection.
·Contacted photographers, art institutions, and archive centers to obtain images and pertinent copyright permissions to reproduce works of art appearing in text panels, labels, and gallery projections.
·Formatted exhibition labels and text panels, as well as created the graphic design for both exhibitions\' entry panels.
·Created an interpretative exhibition material for Constructing the Stage consisting of a 6-page texture book that allows visitors to touch and explore the various textures and materials the stage designers used to create their maquettes (stage models).

- Jan. 2012-present ARTeSTUDIO Austin, TX
Art Instructor and Product Developer
·Teaching ways to repurpose and upcycle recycled and found materials. Workshops are geared for students of all ages.
·In collaboration with another artist at ARTeSTUDIO, I am developing, creating and marketing upcycled objects to be offered at art markets, fairs, and local businesses.

- Nov. 2008-Sept. 2010 Versa Health PLLC Austin, TX
Administrative Manager
·Administering operations for a home health therapy staffing business, including the preparation of invoices to health care agencies, therapists' payroll, bookkeeping, monthly budgeting, serving as liaison between therapists and agencies to staff new referrals, planning staff schedules, and preparation of federal taxes.

- Aug. 2008-March 2009 McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX
Curatorial and Education Researcher
·Completed researched on contemporary U.S. artists and specific works of art for inclusion in interpretative exhibition materials such as a digital audio tour, a printed family guide, docent training, and teacher programs for the museum's February 2009 exhibitions of contemporary art and photography from the AT&T corporate collection, American Concepts and Global Visions/Selections from the AT&T Collection.
·Contacted artists, art institutions, and art galleries to obtain images and pertinent copyright permissions to reproduce works of art appearing in printed family guide and audiovisual tour.
·Formatted exhibition labels and text panels for the McNay's fall 2008 exhibitions, George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective; Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions; and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

- Sept. 2007-July 2008 McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX
Museum Studies Intern
·Organized a permanent display of the museum's collection of Navajo and Pueblo pottery, textiles, and jewelry, as well as Spanish colonial New Mexican saint figures.
·Created label text and gallery guides for the McNay's Southwest galleries.
·Assisted during the conservation assessment of the museum's collection of Spanish New Mexican religious figures and paintings.
·Prepared adequate storage for the McNay's collection of Navajo, Pueblo, and Zuni jewelry, as well as for their Navajo and Rio Grande textiles. Updated object files and collection database related to the museum's Southwest and Spanish colonial saints collections as well as their collection of prints by Mexican artist Leopoldo Méndez.
·Completed condition reports of incoming artwork on loan for a traveling exhibition.
·Researched contemporary U.S. artists and works of art for inclusion in interpretative instruments such as printed family guide, and exhibition text panels and catalogues.
·Researched modern and contemporary U.S., European, and Mexican artists, whose work was either in the museum's collection or anticipated for acquisition or purchase, for inclusion in the museum's monthly art committee agenda.

- June-July 2005 Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, CA
Exhibitions Assistant
·Researched and created didactic text panels and labels for the museum's exhibition New Gifts and Acquisitions showcasing the work of Latin American geometric abstractionists.
·Assisted during the installation of Jesús Soto's retrospective, Soto: The Universality of the Immaterial.

- Sept. 2003-Dec. 2004 California State University Long Beach, CA
Graduate Assistant
·Graded exams and term papers of undergraduate students enrolled in Baroque Art, Foundation Art History (Global Diversity), Pre-Columbian Art, and Modern Latin American Art courses.
·Assisted instructors in the preparation of visual materials.
·Archived slides in the art department's visual resources office.
·Elaborated a database for the school's Classics Department, recording detailed descriptions of the Art Department's slides depicting Greek and Roman art works.

- Mar. 2001-Jun. 2001 Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, CA
Education Assistant
·Researched and wrote text for educational museum guides.
·Prepared interactive guides for school-age children to be used during the museum's 2001 summer camp.
·Assisted in the organization of family activities that included the presentation of performers and artists, and video screenings.
·Administrative duties such as mailing correspondence to museum members.

- Sept. 2000-Mar. 2001 Southwest Museum of the American Indian Los Angeles, CA
Exhibitions Assistant
·Assisted in the installation of a pottery exhibition, Ancient Trails: Connecting the Gran Chichimeca, and other temporary exhibits.
·Prepared condition reports on incoming artwork.
·Revised and updated the exhibition department's archives.
·Served as interpreter during the museum's presentation of pottery artists from Mata Ortiz, Mexico.
·Assisted in the organization of public events that complemented current exhibitions.

- Jun. 2000-Aug. 2000 Southwest Museum of the American Indian Los Angeles, CA
J. Paul Getty Museum Summer 2000 Intern
·Assisted in creating adequate storage for the museum's extensive Southwest and Mexican textile collection.
·Carried out conservation procedures to clean and protect various objects in the museum's collection.
·Assisted in the installation of Reflections of Culture/Basketry from the Southwest Museum and other temporary exhibits.
·Completed condition reports of artwork traveling to the museum's satellite gallery at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (West).
·Organized archival records for the exhibition and curatorial departments.
·Updated object information in the museum's cataloguing database

- May 1996-Mar. 1999 Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. Tustin, CA
Project Manager and Organic Chemistry Analyst
·Managed projects that demanded the preparation of reports, communication with clients, gathering of data, and analysis of water and soil samples using gas chromatography.
·Prepared water and soil samples by extracting organic compounds using various methods.

- - Sept. 1994-April 1996 Olive Crest Treatment Centers Santa Ana, CA
Counselor's Assistant
· Coordinated and supervised day-to-day activities in a group home setting for at-risk adolescents.

Sept. 1992-July 1993 Newport-Mesa School District Costa Mesa, CA
Bilingual Teacher Assistant
· Followed school's academic curriculum to assist Spanish-speaking children in understanding and learning varied subject matter.

Volunteer work:

- Sep. 2009-present PTA Arts in Education Committee Austin, TX
Arts in Education Committee member (2009-11) and co-chair (2011-present)
·Actively participating in bringing to the student population at Zilker Elementary (530 students) theater and music performances as well as other art-related activities.
·Organizing two school fundraisers to be attended by approximately 500 families: Zilker\'s Z Art Auction in February and Sing-Along and Festival of Lights in December.
·Directing beautification projects around the school's campus, such as painting portables, painting a mural on basketball court, building concrete benches and planters, and embellishing a wall and seating areas with mosaics.

Valid until February 26th, 2015