READart is an independent platform for contemporary art and culture. Working both locally and abroad, READart fuses its online presence with the real world through collaborations with artists, galleries and organizations. Projects include curation + exhibition development, web content development + management, social media + marketing strategy, collection management and specialized art tours. For project inquiries please email info at readartny.com. Track our latest projects on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Heather Zises, Founder
Heather Zises is a Brooklyn-based writer, curator and founder of READart. With an extensive background at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather collaborates with companies and nonprofit organizations on various art initiatives.
Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines and exhibition catalogues, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People (The EP).
In February 2017, Heather organized FemiNest, an all women’s exhibition at Equity Gallery which was listed by Artnet News as the number one feminist exhibition to see during Women’s History Month. Currently, Heather is completing her first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in Winter 2018.
Heather has participated as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass, and has conducted curatorial critiques at project spaces like Kunstraum. Heather sits on the Advisory Board for Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is also on the Board of Directors for The Nouveau Classical Project, a contemporary classical music ensemble and production hub where music intersects with fashion and art.
Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and completed her Master’s Degree in Art History and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education in New York.