Megan Riley has been immersed in the art world since the early 90’s launching her career by co-founding a contemporary art space; Gallery A, in Chicago. Making the move to New York a decade later; Megan landed at ARTFORUM magazine spearheading the initiative to connect the art and publishing worlds to the corporate and luxury sectors.
While in NYC; Megan continued her curatorial aspirations and passion for contemporary art by realizing independent projects working with artists, curators, foundations, and art fairs continually connecting these platforms with the luxury and fashion communities.
Ten years ago, Megan moved to Miami Beach to helm the position of Director of External Affairs at the Bass Museum of Art in South Beach. In this role Megan provided strategic leadership, oversight, implementation and management of integrated development and communication initiatives. Additionally, she managed institutional advancement and externally focused efforts of the museum, including individual and corporate giving, marketing, public relations and community affairs.
Having worked with artists Mickalene Thomas, Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, Isaac Julien, El Anatsui, Erwin Wurm, Eve Sussman, Piotr Uklanski, Hernan Bas, and others; the museum continued to have an impact on the Miami Beach community. Partnering with corporations such as; CHANEL, DIOR, Chloe, Tory Burch, PHILLIPS, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, AMX, Bank of America, Art Basel Miami Beach, Soho Beach House, Gander & White, and many others – she was able to program the museum to better serve locals and tourists – and be Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum.
In January of 2020; Megan focused all of her attention and efforts on a consulting firm specializing in partnerships and collaborations to realize projects across multiple platforms with an emphasis on arts, culture and philanthropy.