Entrepreneur-in-Residence, New Inc.
Amy Whitaker is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the New Museum Incubator and principal in the curriculum development company Eggshell Knight. A member of PoD faculty since the program’s inception, Amy has also taught at California College of the Arts (in the Design Strategy MBA), Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Sotheby’s Institute. Her teaching has been cited in Forbes, the Financial Times, The Awl, the New York Times Cityroom Blog, and Corporate Counsel.
Amy began her career in art museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate. She also worked for the artist Jenny Holzer, as well as for the investment firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P., and the start-up asset management company Locus Analytics. She is the author of Museum Legs (Hol Art Books, 2009), which was the RISD freshman read in 2010, and co-author of The Social Life of Artistic Property, which was named one of “14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind” by ARTnews. Her next book, Inventing Point B, is to be published by HarperCollins in 2016. She is a volunteer mentor for the TED Fellows, and has served since 2013 as the President of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts).
MBA, Yale School of Management
MFA, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
BA, Williams College, political science and art