Joey Gonnella Artist, Writer, Photographer, Student


John Gonnella Studio, Boston, MA — Assistant to artist in residence.

2011- Present (on and off)
Assisted John Gonnella with installation, art production, selling, and cleaning.

Mahoney’s Garden Center, Brighton, MA — Horticulturist May 2016 - August 2018

1340 Hancock st, Brooklyn, NY, 11237 617 470 3006


Proficient with printmaking, silkscreening, black and white film, all aspects of painting, ceramics, and sculpture.

Creative and critical writing.

Proficient in Adobe programs, word, office, Keynote, etc.

Digital photography and video editing


AP Studio Art Award won out of 20,000 participants across the nation.

High Honors -Maintained a 4.0 throughout college career.

2018 Hannah Knighton Holst Alumni Society Award - Award of $2,400 in recognition of scholastic merit and GPA in BFA Visual Critical studies department.

2019 Silas H. Rhodes Memorial Alumni Society Award - Award of $2,000 is in recognition of excellence in writing.

Worked as cashier, in sales and consulting, and general upkeep of garden and facilities.

Visual Critical Studies Library, New York, NY — Librarian August 2017 - Present

Assisted in organizing and shelving books, as well as general upkeep of facilities. Also converted the departments previously unorganized library of over 2,000 titles in accordance with the Library of Congress system of organization: found LCC numbers for each title, produced stickers, and re- shelved the entire library in order. Also uploaded the entirety of the library online so that it may be accessed easily digitally.

Visual Critical Studies Department, New York, NY — Assistant to the chair, Tom Huhn.

August 2017 - May 2018

Designer for department, proofreader, general email correspondence, running errands for chair, and helping with departmental promotions.

Visual Critical Studies Department, New York, NY — Gallery Assistant

May 2018 - Present

Responsible for de-installing and installing gallery shows, spackling, patching, sanding and painting gallery walls, setting up digital media to play on monitors, cleaning the gallery floor, designing/printing posters for current shows, and installing vinyl wall type for each show.

Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY — Intern for Publisher Services and Catalogue Production

July 2018 - Present

Assisted in composing book submission rejection emails, writing copy for new titles, producing sales kits (pdf samples) for new titles, digitally organizing past sales reports, and producing sales kits for upcoming titles. Also assisted in organizing upcoming catalogue layouts and providing comps for new titles.


Brookline High School, Brookline, MA — High School Degree 2012 - 2016
Participated in Advanced Placement and Honors classes.

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA — Precollege

2014 - 2016

Participated in the Dynamic Drawing course three semesters in a row as well as taking an introduction to Printmaking course.

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY — Precollege

July 2015

Participated in the Visual and Critical Studies Precollege, practicing in painting, drawing, life drawing, while studying art history (GPA: 4.0).

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY — BFA

August 2016 - Present

Majoring in Visual and Critical Studies, focusing on Art History, Painting, Mixed Media, Philosophy, and Writing.