Shiree Dyson, COO

Shiree Dyson

Shiree Dyson, COO of Inspired Luxe, brings an extensive background in arts, history and diverse cultural expertise to the company. Over her career, she has held a number of increasingly responsible leadership roles in galleries and museums that display history, art, and cultural riches from America, Europe, and Africa. Drawing on experiences from her accomplished career, education, and volunteer leadership, Dyson is committed to delivering products that inspire – and create social impact.

 Dyson began her career as a gallery assistant for the Bomani Gallery in San Francisco, where she established the gallery’s cataloging system for art and collectors. After four years, she accepted a role as assistant to the director of the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University in Maryland. In 2000, Dyson launched her own independent consulting business, Clarity Designs, where she was hired by celebrities and high-profile individuals to organize and archive their career artifacts and/or studios for a more productive lifestyle.

 Most recently, Dyson played an integral role in the grand opening of the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco – one of the only Museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture. She was hired as a curatorial associate in 2003, promoted in 2005 to curator of public programs and online content, and promoted again in 2007 to director of programs – where she established an education department, secured funding, and formed alliances with academic institutions, community organizations, and professional associations.

 Throughout her career, Dyson has been an active community volunteer and leader, offering her skills and expertise to the Artist Exchange in Washington D.C., the Contemporary Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art, both in Baltimore, the Oakland Museum in Oakland, California, the Jewish Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, and Sunday Streets Berkeley. Currently, she serves on the boards of and the Berkeley Art Center. Recently, Dyson was appointed Commissioner to the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Commissioner.

 Dyson attended San Francisco State University, where she pursued a B.A. degree in history with a focus on African American Women in the United States. Currently, she is studying patternmaking in the certification program at Apparel Arts: Fashion Design and Patternmaking School. She has also completed two prestigious museum leadership trainings with the Getty Leadership Institute – one at Claremont Graduate College and one at the Getty Center, as well as the Oral History Production at the Regional Oral History Office at U.C. Berkeley.

 In her free time, she loves cooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, exploring the parklands of northern California, and staying connected to her family and lifelong friends. She is an avid reader of historical and narrative fiction, biographies and social entrepreneurship.