Researcher (New York)
As New York-based Researcher for the Joan Mitchell Catalogue Raisonné, Abigael MacGibeny is responsible for provenance research, examinations, and photography coordination in New York. For the 10 years prior to joining the Joan Mitchell research team, Abigael worked on the Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné, the 50-year project of founder and director Dr. Patricia Hills, most recently as Project Manager and co-author. In that role, she researched many aspects of Johnson’s art, compiled more than 1,400 catalogue entries, and managed the publication of the catalogue raisonné as a website.
Abigael has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in commercial galleries in Boston that focused on 19th and 20th century and contemporary art. She has written and cowritten articles for Woman’s Art Journal, the low countries, and 19th-Century Art Worldwide. The daughter of an artist, she has catalogued thousands of works of art.
Earlier in her career, Abigael worked in financial services with management roles in mutual fund accounting and employee communications. Abigael earned her BA in English and MA in Art History from Boston University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University.