B.F.A, Arts Institute of Bournemouth, England
Helen Toomer has extensive experience in promoting and marketing artists and events. She is the Co-Founder of STONELEAF RETREAT, an artist residency and professional development program in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Helen is the former Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, which she led for three and a half years and originated the year-round events initiative PULSE360. Before this, Helen helped launch and served as the Director of the Collective Design Fair in New York in 2013. In 2011, she co-founded and managed a contemporary art gallery, toomer labzda, which focused on emerging artists, in the Lower East Side of New York and closed in 2013.
Helen has guest lectured at New York Academy of the Arts, Bournemouth Arts University, Pratt Institute, and Christie's Education, taken part in panel discussions with The Barnes Foundation, 21c Museum Hotel Group, Soho House, NeueHouse and Artsy, and previously taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology.