Mario Lorenzo Burks                                                             

575 W. 159th Street #33                                                     (347) 791-7485

New York, New York 10032                                    


Executive Summary

My passion is building and promoting collaborations in the arts and I have extensive experience managing press releases, event planning and promotion, administrative activities and social media for art galleries, festivals and collectives. I’m looking for a position that will allow me to deepen these skills and support collaborative art.



 • Serato Scratch Live • Audacity Recording Software • Press Releases • Blog Management • Social Media Management • Music Journalism • Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel •



Creative/DJ, Art Collective                                         Since 2011

Toats Orig, Buffalo, NY 

·   Producing and Hosting weekly podcast (via

·   Managing the Collective’s online presence and aesthetic

·   Planning events including themed parties, art exhibitions, and music shows

·   Developing collaborations with visual artists, sculptors, musicians, photographers, clothing and jewelry makers and art stores


Press Intern                                                                May 2013

Cutlog Art Fair, New York, NY    

·   Developed and coordinated online promotion campaigns.

·   Built a Contact List, prepared and sent press releases.

·   Coordinated communications with local Cutlog organizers.


Reporter                                                                      April 2013-June2013, New York, NY

·   Covered concerts and shows in New York City’s Indie scene.

·   Interviewed and reported on well-known and rising local, and international

·   Communicated with photographers to design shoots that would support the article


Art Assistant                                                               February 2012-May 2012

Vault Art House, Buffalo, NY

·   Build monthly schedules with coordinator

·   Produced exhibitions and art events, and managed daily gallery operations

·   Managed office communications with artists, suppliers, community partners and

·   Developed and promoted networking and art-making events



B.A., Journalism – Feature Writing,

 SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY                2010

Study Abroad Program – Online Journalism,

Kingston University, Surrey UK                                  2008’


Writing and Music Samples Available Upon Request