Joey Lico is an Independent Curator and Director of Programming at The Cultivist. Lico began her career at the New York Foundation for the Arts and later served at the Director level for Independent Curators International (ICI). At both ICI and NYFA she managed and expanded curatorial and development projects with both emerging and established artists across all disciplines of art. Lico graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University; received her MA from NYU’s Gallatin School; and recently completed her PhD in Art History. She serves as Co-chair for the Executive Committee for The Whitney Museum Contemporaries and as an Advisory Committee member for NYFA. In addition to her museum affiliations, she worked with The White House under Obama's Administration as an advisor on their ACT/ART Committee, bringing contemporary art back into the forefront of public policy.