Name: Stephen J Gorman



Home: 001 414 906-0104
Cell: 001 262 364-4171


3735A S. Whitnall Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207


A talented Collection Manager, Lead Registrar and Exhibition Designer who brings a blend of creative thinking, innovation and flexibility. By using my broad experience and expertise gained internationally, I can bring a vibrant and intuitive approach to an institution's ambitions and objectives.

Key Skills:

- Registrar
- Collections Manager
- Exhibition Designer
- MuseumTour Manager

German - Fluent. Working command of Italian, French and Spanish

Computer literate

Creative and artistic


- Organized and implemented an institutions first ever international showing of it's collection (some 120 touring works) at the renowned Venice Biennale in 2013.
- Documented, cataloged and designed an exhibit for the 2,300 works of Ray Yoshida. Production manager for the catalog.
- Managing, developing and touring an operating railway for a 25 ton wax locomotive for an Anish Kapoor exhibition.
- Designed and illustrated Metallica's award winning album ".....And Justice for All".


- Lead Registrar
January 2013 to Current
John Michael Kohler Arts Center - Sheboygan, WI
As Lead Registrar I work with an exhibitions and collections department to effectively lead and manage the development, production and implementation of 10-16 temporary loan and collections based exhibitions annually, as well as touring exhibitions in addition.
I am responsible for all incoming and outgoing loans, budgets, security and oversight of the management of the Collections.
Manage and oversee the records and inventory for a collection of 21,000 objects and Art Environments.
Managing the Collections, Registration and Preparatory staff (7) and also the initiative to make collection information available to a broad public via the Web.
Overseeing all aspects of collection records, including accession, de-accession, deeds of gifts and object records.
Leading the team in evaluating current database effectiveness for collection management and research improvements to streamline processes.
Identify objects in need of conversation and facilitate approval and funding.
Ensure compliance with national and international art movement laws and regulations.
Prepare facilities and condition reports.
Manage all shipping logistics.
Manage and provide oversight for Rights and Reproduction department(2 staff).
Develop annual budget regarding exhibition and collections.

- Exhibition Designer: Designed and constructed for the museum's collections, exhibits and special projects.
Research ideas and materials for exhibits, recommend solutions for design problems and utilize design and lighting techniques to produce desired visual effects and educational message.
Publication Manager: As publications manager I am responsible for the production of print and on-line publications, establishing budgets and schedules, coordinating workloads and supervising teams of writers, editors, illustrators, web designers and directing photography.

- International Tour Exhibition Manager
January 2009 to January 2012
Gilbert and George - London, UK
For Gilbert and George.

- Tour Exhibitions Manager including the following venues: Malaga, Zagreb, Brussels, Hamburg, Linz, Gdansk, London and Berlin.
Coordinating with Artists, Venues and Contract personnel for the above listed international venues.
Supervise the development, production design and installations of exhibits including architecture, graphics, architecture and video and audio installations.
Managing Artists Collection and Collection database Organizing the design and installation of lighting, media promotion and press etc.
Installation of artworks, all exhibition artworks, digital media works, installation artworks and other related works.
Coordinating with Institutions, Galleries and Venues in preparing tour logistics and organization of suitable support and Installation personnel.
Overseeing design and production schedules, models, mock-ups, prototypes, testing and on site evaluation of international venues.
Working directly with designers and builders developing the exhibition.

- Tour Exhibition Manager
January 2008 to January 2010
Martin Parr - Bristol, UK
For Martin Parr (Parrworld Tour: Eindhoven, Breda, Paris and Newcastle).

- Tour Exhibition Manager
January 2007 to January 2009
Tate Modern - London, UK
For Gilbert and George 'Retrospective', Tate Modern (Venues: Munich, Turin, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Brooklyn).
Contract Tour Exhibition Manager coordinating for Tate Modern with artists and venues.
Supervising the installation and design of Tate exhibition including architecture, graphics, lighting, video and audio installation.
Coordinating with institutions, tour logistics and recruitment of support and installation personnel.
Performing registration and conditioning report duties.
Maintaining a database archive for all relevant shipping, design and installation information.
Courier duties.

- Tour Exhibition Manager
January 2007 to January 2008
Andreas Gursky - Dusseldorf, Germany
For Andreas Gursky (Tour: Berlin, Istanbul, Dubai, Melbourne and Moscow).

- Tour Exhibition Manager
January 2006 to January 2007
Museo Villa Croce - Genoa, Italy
For Allan Kaprow (Happenings Tour: Munich, Genoa, Eindhoven).

- Tour Exhibitions Manager, coordinating with artist, venues and contract personnel for tour venues.
Managing Artist's Collection and Collection database.
Supervise the development, design and installations of exhibits including architecture, graphics, and video and audio installations.
Organizing the design and installation of lighting and media promotion etc.
Installation of artworks, exhibition artworks/digital media works/installation of artworks and other related works.
Coordinating with Institutions and venues preparing tour logistics and organization of suitable support and Installation personnel.
Performing registration and condition report duties.
As Tour Registrar maintaining a database archive for all design and administrative material generated on exhibition project.
Courier duties.

- Assistant to Exhibition Organizer
January 2005 to January 2007
Haus der Kunst - Munich, Germany
Exhibition Organizer / Senior Preparator, Haus der Kunst, Munich For the Assistant position I was required to install the work as well as supervising Preparators/Technicians and other support personnel.
Other duties performed as Exhibition Organizer Assistant included the crating, shipping, transportation of works, working with the museum director, curators, and other museum professionals.
I was responsible for the layout of works, exhibition design and promotion.
Liaising with artists, visiting relevant museum/venues and curators to lay ground work for visiting exhibitions.
Maintaining all the related budgets and schedules, coordinating all design related operations both administrative and curatorial.
Working on major exhibitions such as Paul McCarthy, Anish Kapoor, Herzog and Meuron, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Christoph Schlingensief and Robert Adams.
As senior preparator, I was involved with the following: Assisting the exhibition organizer and registrar in exhibition changes.
Responsibility for all condition reports.

- Preparator / Art Technician
January 2004 to January 2005
Haus der Kunst - Munich, Germany
Conceptualize arrangements, placements, plan spacings, sketches and scale model formats.
Participate in the installation of artworks.
Perform tasks necessary for preparation for installation (i.e. architectural prep, mount making, painting, on/off site construction, and related detailing).
Assist Lighting Designer as necessary.
Consult with Exhibitions Designers on the schedule for fabrication of mounts, walls, climate-controlled cases, labels, text panels, and lighting.
Consult with curators, designer, registrars, and conservators.
Provide work direction to temporary employees and contractors, on- and off-site.

- Freelance Illustrator
January 1994 to January 2005
Various - Munich, Germany
Freelance Illustrator based in Munich.
Working in all areas of illustration for American, German and European clients.

- Illustrator/Graphic Designer
January 1991 to January 1994
Various - New York City, USA
Working in all areas of illustration/graphic design for New York Clients.

- Senior Graphic Designer
January 1989 to January 1991
United Nations - Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations, Geneva.
Assistant to head designer, overseeing production of all areas of media for the European Headquarters.
Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer January 1988 to January 1989 Freelance/Volunteer - London/Islamabad, UK/Pakistan Illustrating for American and European clients.
Part time volunteer graphic design project for a Non-Profit Institution run by the Pakistani Government.

- Senior Graphic Designer
January 1985 to January 1988
ARAMCO Oil Company - Dhahran, Saudia Arabia Saudi Arabia Production of printed and visual media for ARAMCO's Arabian and American divisions.

- Graphic Designer
January 1982 to January 1985
Agip Energy - Milan, Italy
AGIP Energy, Milan Working in Company Design Studio, Corporate Identity Department.


B.A : Graphic Design & Illustration, 1982 St Martin's School of Art - London, United Kingdom Computer Skills Skills Experience Total Years Last Used Past Perfect, Portfolio, Microsoft Office/MS Adobe CS3, InDesign, Google Sketchup Professional Affiliations American Association of Museums, ICOM Museums Association, UK.


Valid until April 2nd, 2016