Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Arts Institute of Bournemouth, England.
Helen Toomer is Co-Founder of STONELEAF RETREAT, which encompasses an artist residency and professional development program in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She is the former Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, which she lead for three and a half years and originated the year-round events initiative PULSE360. Prior to this, Helen was the Director of Collective Design Fair which she helped launch in New York in 2013. In 2011 she co-founded and managed a contemporary art gallery, toomer labzda, which focused on emerging artists, in the Lower East Side of New York and closed in 2013.
Helen has guest lectured at New York Academy of the Arts, Bournemouth Arts University, Pratt Institute and Christie's Education, taken part in panel discussions with The Barnes Foundation, 21c Museum Hotel Group, Soho House, NeueHouse and Artsy, and previously taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Helen is an Adjunct Professor at Sotheby's Institute for Art, New York, teaching Social Media and Marketing of the Arts and The Art Fairs Business as part of the MA Art Business program.