Jennelyn Tumalad is a program manager and independent curator passionate about work that is driven by empathy, community and empowerment. She is currently the program specialist at the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University and has worked at institutions across the U.S. such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received her Bachelors in Art History and Interdisciplinary Visual Art at the University of Washington and completed her Masters in the History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute where her research focused on the history and intersections of socially engaged art and museum education.
Alongside her work within museums and nonprofits, she is an advocate and organizer within the Filipinx American creative community. Her most recent contributions to the Filipinx American community have been her exhibitions: Walking in the Sun at Human Resources, Los Angeles (May 2019) and Trabaj/ho: Resistance of a Colonial Imprint at the Carnegie Art Museum, Studio Gallery in Oxnard, CA (October 2019 - January 2020), and Mahalaga at the Music Center in Los Angeles (October 2020).
Jennelyn was born in the Philippines, raised in the Pacific Northwest and is currently based in Ventura County. She is open to collaborations and projects in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. If you're interested in brainstorming what's possible for your organization, community, or personal passion: Let's Talk!
Institutions & Clients
J. Paul Getty Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Museum of Modern Art
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Ventura County
Children's Museum of the Arts
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
The Music Center
Center for Nonprofit Leadership
City of Oxnard