Fionn Zarubica, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a versatile professional with a rich background in the arts, culture and media. She pursued her education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and 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 for the Neutrogena Art Collection, the Autry National Center, the Southwest Museum on 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 2010 to 2021, Fionn served as an instructor of museology at California State University Long Beach, The College of Professional and International Education.
In 2012, she extended her professional endeavors to Europe, where she was active as a museum consultant and educator, presenting cultural programs she developed with support from U.S. State Department cultural grants. Today, Fionn consults for cultural and educational institutions internationally and is the owner of Fionn Zarubica Creative Partnerships, providing multi-disciplinary virtual and on-site support for the creative industries.