Paris Cotz has a varied arts administration background, working in both private and public sectors. As Programs Coordinator, Paris acts as the glue that keeps our small team together. Previously, Paris worked for three contemporary art galleries, both locally and internationally, a design brand, and was the curatorial intern at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive where she worked on the retrospectives of Charles Howard and Harvey Quaytman. Paris has also previously worked for Berkeley Arts + Design (a few times), as a Programs Assistant. In her little bit of free time, Paris curates a project space in south Berkeley called Gibson Art Projects and is the arts editor for a Berkeley-based magazine called Dispatches.
Paris holds a B.A. in History of Art from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in History of Art from University College London. Her academic work focuses on questioning the roots of California artistic identity versus an American one, specifically within the context of mid-century Bay Area.