Susi Kenna, FITZ & CO's Account Executive for Social Media, is responsible for developing social media strategies and directing new digital initiatives for both the firm and its clients.
Susi began her career in the art world at Jim Kempner Fine Art, where she built the foundation for her understanding of the gallery world before moving on to Christie’s as part of the business development team. After a year of assisting in the design and development of some of the auction houses’ most high-profile consignment proposals for both the Post-War and Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art departments, she went on to join the brand strategy and marketing team at the internationally-acclaimed design firm C&G Partners, whose clients include the American Institute of Architects, Hearst Corporation and The Smithsonian Institution.
After three years there, she left CGP in 2010 to form The Creatives Agency, a company focused on creative direction, brand management, and technology solutions for the art world, for which she continues to serve as founder and director. A well-known social media maven, she consults on and lectures on Social Media and Internet Branding at New York University. Since 2010, Susi has presented and collaborated on contemporary art exhibitions in NYC. So So, Incredibly Beautiful (2010, The Creatives Agency); Toxic Women (2011, Susi Kenna for Allegra LaViola Gallery); The Artist is Not Present (2012, in collaboration with Tali Wertheimer via Amani Olu's Young Curators, New Ideas IV); An Animal With Claws Wants To Have To Use Them (2012, in collaboration with John J McGurk); Love Me Till It Hurts (2012, in collaboration with Freight+Volume).
Susi serves on many key boards and committees in New York, including the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), the Creative Time’s Creative Council, and is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Museum of Modern Art’s Junior Associates. She is also a contributing writer for Artlog and Paddle8, and appeared as a panelist with fellow speakers Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator, Museum of Modern Art) and Ivan Toth Depena (artist) for "Has the Internet Made Everyone an Artist?", an Internet Week New York panel discussion moderated by CJ Follini (Co-Founder and CEO, Welcome to COMPANY.com) in 2012.
In ’02 she completed the 4-year Visual Arts program at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where she studied painting and sculpture. She went on to attend Parsons The New School for Design and earned a Bachelor’s of Business and Administration in the field of Design Management.