Cleigaie Narcisse is a Fine Arts Manager, detail-oriented independent curator, and Project Manager from the Bronx, NY. Her passion for creativity inspired her to pursue Graphic Design at Kennesaw State but her business acumen led her to receive a BS in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. After an early career in Marketing introduced her to the world of curation. Cleigaie quickly became engaged with the Atlanta art scene, reinvigorating her passion for supporting the arts. Cleigaie worked as the Manager and Associate Curator of Future Gallery, a black artist-owned fine art gallery exhibiting the works of emerging contemporary artists. She also works as Project Manager of Future Dead Artists, an arts organization that aims to develop a thriving arts ecology for local artists. Possessing a deep interest in representation and cultural awareness within communities, Cleigaie is dedicated to the equity of funding and access to opportunities that develop a more inclusive arts ecology where true representation can thrive and inspire. She continues to work with artists as a manager and consultant.
Cleigaie Narcisse, is an Atlanta-based Arts Administrator passionate about supporting artists and creatives. Hailing from Bronx, New York she was exposed to a plethora of experiences in the arts, from music, theater, dance, and graffiti street art to museum exhibits developing a deep affinity for the arts in all its forms early on. After studying Graphic Design at Kennesaw State University, she interned with Cartoon Network’s in-house production studio, Williams Street on projects for their Adult Swim programming block. With a professional background in Marketing, Creative Direction, Brand and Project Management, Cleigaie quickly acclimated to the Atlanta arts scene and nurtured her passion for supporting the arts.
In 2018 she signed on as the Gallery Manager and Associate Curator of Future Gallery in East Point Atlanta and Project Manager of the artist collective Future Dead Artists. Going on to co-curate over 15 exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops featuring local, national, and international visual and performance artists. In 2019 she head curated “Dead Ringer Vol. III”, a Future Dead Artists’ annual juried group exhibition, featuring a unique concept of the creative inspiration processes between visual artists and Photographers. During the turn of the pandemic, in 2021 as a member of Future Dead Artists and in partnership with The Creatives Project TCP she co-curated a Juneteenth-inspired group exhibition “Self-Liberated”. This exhibit focused on celebrating local Black artists who were trailblazers, leaders in their own right, who did things their way and on their terms, embodying the spirit of Juneteenth.
She has been published in both Visionary Artistry Magazine and Voyage ATL. As a passionate volunteer and curator, she has worked with various organizations such as; MOCA GA, Future Gallery, The Creatives Project TCP, The Lines Gallery, TILA Studios, The ArtsXchange, SOHO Art Group, and has built relationships with independent artists and arts administrators in and around Atlanta. Possessing a deep interest in representation and cultural awareness within communities Cleigaie is dedicated to representing and creating inclusive and equitable opportunities for local artists.