Nataley Nagy

Executive Director, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

NATALEY NAGY (pronounced näzh) has nearly thirty years’ executive experience in the visual arts sector. Before moving to Kelowna to assume the position of Executive Director at the Kelowna Art Gallery (2010), Nagy was the Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto (2002-2009), Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor (1993-2001), Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council (1988-1993), and Director of Gallerie SAW Gallery/SAW Video (1984-1988).

Nagy is widely recognized for providing effective leadership in developing and implementing a wide array of innovative and frequently award-winning art programs, working in both union and non-union environments. Her areas of demonstrated expertise include leading organizational change, developing entrepreneurial approaches towards revenue generation, financial management, and producing/curating exhibitions, projects and educational programs. She has a proven track record of successful fundraising and capital campaigns, notably including the capital campaign/ building project that created the award-winning, purpose-built $27 million facility for the Art Gallery of Windsor (2000, designed by Moffat Kinoshita).

Nagy is a Past President of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, past board member of the Canadian Museums Association, and a current member of Canadian Art Museum Directors Association (CAMDO). Nataley has recently joined the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Museums Association. She is an alumnus of the Getty Leadership Institute (2007) and the Banff Arts Administration Training Program (1984). For her contributions to arts and culture, she was awarded a Honourary Doctorate from the University of Windsor (1998).