About Kristin Sancken

Kristin Sancken is a Communications Consultant specializing in arts and culture. With a unique background in the art world as a writer, curator, and public relations professional, she is able to offer a dynamic and individualized approach to projects, including many tasks that may fall outside of the scope of traditional PR. 

Most recently, Kristin held a senior position at Company Agenda, a New York-based public relations and event production agency where she worked with clients including P·P·O·W Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, Kohn Gallery, Magenta Plains, the Armory Show, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Additionally, she helped plan and execute numerous high-profile events including Planned Parenthood's 100th Anniversary Gala (2017), Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's Choice Works art auctions (2017-2021), and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's annual Spring into Action Gala (2018- 2023), among others, and has secured press placements in top-tier publications such as the New York Times, LA Weekly, New Yorker, New York Magazine, Artforum, T Magazine, artnet news, ARTnews, the Art Newspaper, Hyperallergic, Art in America, Robb Report, and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to a career in Communications, Kristin worked as a curator planning prominent exhibitions in collaboration with numerous institutions and top contemporary artists. Past exhibitions include What’s Past is Prolouge (SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, 2018); Leah Schrager: OnaArtist (SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, 2017); In Silhouette (SATELLITE Art Show, Miami, 2016); Coke Wisdom O'Neal: Speakerbox (SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York, 2016); Absense Of (Fountain Gallery, New York, 2015); Undressed (Philip Bloom Gallery, Nantucket, 2015); Ashley Zelinskie: Code Density (Lightbox, New York, 2015); Summer Window Series (Garis & Hahn, New York, 2015); Michael Anderson: Collage (FLUX Art Fair, New York, 2015); Logical Guesses (Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, 2014); Breathless (Rush Arts Gallery, New York, 2014); DJ for a Cure Winter Benefit (New York, 2014); Andrea Mary Marshall: Kink for Anthem Wares (New York, 2013); Diaspora Community Services permanent collection (New York, 2013); and the 2012 selling exhibition Watercolors at Phillips de Pury & Co. 

Kristin holds a BFA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art. Her essays on contemporary art have been featured in Hyperallergic, artnet news, Whitewall Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, and many major auction catalogs. She is a volunteer for the Woodstock Democratic Committee, an event committee volunteer for the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, and a former member of the Kingston Rotary Club and Public Image Committee for Rotary District 7210.