About

Fionn Zarubica, a native of Los Angeles, California, attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as well as the University of California, Los Angeles.  On the theatrical side, Fionn has worked as a costume designer, designing costumes for theater, film, ballet, opera and television in the United States, Canada and Europe.  On the museum side, she has worked at the Neutrogena Art Collection, the Autry National Center, on the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Preservation Project, and in January of 2006 joined the Department of Costume and Textiles of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she was responsible for the management and care of the museum’s renowned and comprehensive costume and textile collections, and oversaw ongoing rotations of the permanent collection throughout the museum.  She contributed her skills for several exhibitions at LACMA including California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way (2011); Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 (2010); From the Spoon to the City: Design by Architects from LACMA’s Collection (2009); Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures (2009) and Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection (2006) as well as the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 (LACE 2011) part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition series. From 2012 through 2018 Fionn lived and worked in Europe as a museum consultant and educator, presenting programs she developed with support from U.S. State Department cultural grants.  Today, Fionn is an instructor of the Costume and Textiles Collections Management Certificate Program at California State University Long Beach, The College of Professional and International Education, and is the owner of Zarubica Gallery, an online international contemporary art gallery and store.