Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Mozheyko.
Julia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in a very artistic environment, but as I was growing older, I was getting more and more interested in International business and corporate world. I graduated from the Russian Diplomatic School, and after graduation earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management.
I began my professional career in the fashion industry and spent a few years in Guangzhou, China. I was intimately involved with the organization and management of numerous fashion shows and events such as Hong Kong Fashion week, Canton Fair, Cairo Fashion Week, CPM Moscow and much more. Then I moved back to Cairo as a marketing executive for the ITC group, one of Egypt’s biggest hospitality corporations. While at ITC I earned an associate degree in marketing and became the brand manager for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Due to career success that I have had, I was transitioned to Los Angeles and put in charge of ITC’s American expansion effort. While political unrest in Egypt delayed ITC’s expansion plans, I was still able to continue my success and in 2015 I launched the first Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Soon after, I decided to return to my life-long passion and my roots, art. After a short stay at an art gallery in Los Angeles, I became an independent artist manager and curator, I currently work with many award-winning national and international artists.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road is always “exciting”. As a young woman in the industry, you need to learn how to be taught, otherwise, you won’t make it.
It is quite challenging to make people take you seriously. You must earn respect, be on top of everything, up to date, and always bring something new for people to see, plus to look like a doll.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about JM Art Management – what should we know?
JM Art Management is my baby. I started this company in a very critical moment of my life after losing everything I have had. I knew I belonged to the art world, but no gallery wanted to hire me. So instead of giving up on my dream, I decided to compete and fight my way through. So I started JM Art Management, Artist Management firm specializing in contemporary art where we solely represent some top international artists including John Paul Fauves, Popovy Sisters, and Hossam Dirar.
During the first year in the business, we became part of many charities (CA Fire Foundation, Medair, HER summit, I STAND WITH MY PACK), had installation at Style Fashion week (Los Angeles), did fashion collaboration with DSTLD, our artists created special pieces of art for Jean Paul Gaultier and Yolani Visser (Die Antwoord), created first AR app for street art together with 5D-VR, curated some successful exhibitions (NO famous guest appearances, FACES at HOMME gallery, Pixels -Cheers to Basel, Arte de La Peer).
Our artists get published in Flaunt, VOGUE, FORBES, HuffPost and many other publications, in 2017 we became finalists at Global Art Awards in Dubai, contributed articles to WideWalls.ch (John Paul Fauves, Hossam Dirar, trash bird, HANKSY).
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
One must be passionate and believe in his dream. Be curious and hungry for success. Be fearless, and not be scared to experiment. And always keep on going, without losing any single moment.
- Website: www.jmartmanagement.com
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John Paul Fauves, Popovy Sisters, Alina Karo