Arianne Gelardin is an independent curator, designer, and stylist. She is co-founder of Parlor, a hybrid exhibition and retail space located in San Francisco's Mission District. She is also curator at StoreFrontLab, an experimental exhibition space located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Founded in 2011 by architect David Baker and Yosh Asato, StoreFrontLab prides itself as "a small space for big ideas," supporting conceptual and city-oriented projects that rely heavily on public dialogue and participation. Arianne also consults on the design and fabrication of public artworks for the San Francisco Arts Commission, facilitating the production of such works from proposals to architectural details. Working at the intersection of art, phenomenology, and sociology, Arianne's personal practice finds form through writing, happenings, and visual language.
Arianne received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Theory + Curatorial Studies from The New School University. She has worked as an urban designer at Rebar Group (now Gehl Studio); in publications and biennial research at The Whitney Museum of American Art; as a studio manager at Darrin Haddad Studio; and earlier on, with the curatorial staff at Artists’ Space, Threadwaxing Space, and Nikolai Fine Art in New York.