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May, 2016

We are proud to introduce our “Alumni Updates” for May, 2016. Thank you to all that contributed. We will be asking for updates quarterly regarding new professional positions and promotions, new businesses launched, new articles and books published and other significant personal events that happened within the last 12 months*.

If you would like to contribute to our next edition, please feel free to send us your update following the same format to


Zoe Adams
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London, 2000
Zoe is currently retired. She is doing volunteer work at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is writing a book.

Victoria Al-Din
Masters of Art Business, London, 2008
After more than 7 years with Lazarides Gallery as their Head of Exhibitions, Victoria has left to join the team at Gazelli Art House. The London-Baku based contemporary gallery supports a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and critically acclaimed programme to a diverse audience. The 2016 programme includes solo exhibitions by Kalliopi Lemos, Ben Tricklebank, Charlotte Colbert, James Ostrer and Francesco Jodice as well as extensive participation in international art fairs. As part of the gallery’s on-going commitment to arts education, a series of events and talks are organised to run alongside each exhibition.

Katrina Aleksa
Art and Business Semester Course, London, 2014
Art Museums, Galleries and Curating Semester Course, London, 2015
Since graduating, Katrina launched an online art gallery, which was accepted as Associate Member of Woman Art Dealers. She also serves as an Executive board member of Woman Association in the Arts


Neylan Bagcioglu
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2013
Neylan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, where she has been teaching the Display of Art: Politics of Display course for the past two years. Neylan's recently published articles include: ‘Artistic Labour: Seeking a Utopian Dimension’, Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia [Online], Vol. 5, No 1 | 2016; DOI: 10.4000/cadernosaa.1053; ‘Delegating (community) action: Stuart Brisley’s Peterlee Project’, Stedelijk Studies Issue #3, Jan. 2016.

Corin Marie Blust
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2014
Corin was employed by from 2013-2016 as Senior Specialist & Head of Cataloging. She is now the Vetting Specialist at

Judit Krijgh Bozsan
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2008
Judit is now curator of modern art at Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, the birthplace of "De Stijl" in The Netherlands. The museum's modern art collection (1880-1940) boasts a distinguished selection of ca. 3000 works, including a number of highlights by Theo van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár, Jan Toorop, and Floris Verster, besides other fine examples of modern Dutch art and design, early 20th-century silver and ceramics. The museum is closing its doors this year for a period of restoration and expansion and is scheduled to reopen with a newly curated permanent exhibition in 2018.

Craig Brown
Masters of Art Business, London, 2011
As of April, Craig was appointed as Gallery Development Director for Art16, and will also oversee the international business development for Art Central Hong Kong and Sydney Contemporary.


Lisa Cambier
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2011
Lisa lives in Los Angeles and is the Project Administrator in the Collections Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She works with the Associate Director for Collections to oversee the Museum Guest Scholar program and facilitates administrative duties related to all art acquisitions and loan requests.

Teresa Canepa
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London, 2000
Teresa is an independent researcher and lecturer in Chinese and Japanese export art. She completed a PhD in Art History at Leiden University, The Netherlands in November 2015. Her PhD dissertation, 'Silk, Porcelain and Lacquer: China and Japan and their trade in Western Europe and the New World, 1500-1644', will be published in October 2016. For more information see the publisher's website Paul Holberton Publishing, forthcoming titles.

John Charlton
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2013
John is working as Consultant at his own company, Globalex Consulting, which consults law firms, financial institutions and wealth managers on strategy and growth solutions. He can also advise on art acquisitions. He is based in London and Singapore.

Maria Elena Checchi
Master of Arts Contemporary Design, London, 2011
Elena is currently the Director of Galerie kreo in London, one of today’s most influential contemporary design galleries, after having worked at David Gill Gallery in London and Galleria Rossella Colombari in Milan thus gaining exposure to both Contemporary and XX Century design.

Suzanne Denton Cohen
Works of Art Course, London, 1987
Suzanne is currently working as a free-lance private curator based in New York and Paris.

Lauren Compton
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London, 2011
After several years working as an archaeologist, Lauren recently began work as a curatorial specialist at the Western Archaeological and Conservation Center (WACC) in Tucson, AZ. WACC is a federal repository for the National Park Service which curates over 14 million objects found on 65 National Parks in the American Southwest.

Taylor Curry
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2014
Taylor Curry has been working at Heritage Auctions for the last two years, and has recently been promoted to Junior Specialist in the Fine Art Department. Taylor advises both buyers and sellers in Heritage’s biannual sales across their Fine Art categories.


Melanie Damani
Masters of Art Business, London, 2016
Melanie is the heading the Art Advisory of the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Valérie Delfosse
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2009
Valérie works as a Contemporary Art Specialist at Sotheby’s since 2014 covering Belgium and Luxembourg. She also started a young collectors group in Brussels: SPARK organises visits of private collection, artists studios, exhibitions and helps to introduce young enthusiastic collectors into the contemporary art world.

Lucy Dolan
Masters of East Asian Art, London, 2013
Lucy started her business in November 2014 after experiencing Chinese tea culture on my trip across China with Dr. Anne Farrer. She was inspired by the connection tea offers and the wellness it can bring to a society and the individual. She now has her own tea business.

Ekaterina Dolinina
Art and Business Semester Course, London, 2012
In September 2015, Ekaterina was appointed to General Manager of Christie’s Russia. She is responsible for providing comprehensive general management support of the office as well as developing and implementing regional business and client development strategies.


Erin Small Ellis
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2007
Erin is the owner of Small Advisory, London, fine art consulting service specialising in Contemporary art.

Deborah Lynna Ehrlich
19th & 20th Century Art Certificate, London, 2007
Deborah is the new Regional Manager in the Asia Pacific for the UBS Art Collection. She currently resides in Hong Kong.


Iona Fergusson
Masters of Photography, London, 2014
Since graduating, Iona returned to India where she lived for ten years prior to joining Sotheby's Institute of Art. There she worked as Director of Programmes for the Delhi Photo Festival, which took place in October and November in 2015. She has since become the new Creative Director for the Delhi Photo Festival's 2017 edition. She is currently living and working in London planning the festival as well as independent curatorial projects.

Janet Jacoby Floyer
Works of Art Course, London, 1991
Contemporary Art Course, London, 1992
Janet currently lives near Malaga Spain with her family, and has recently become a guide for the Malaga Picasso Museum. She is also studying creative writing.

Katharine James Fulton-Peebles
Masters of Art in Art Business, London, 2013
After two years at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco (a contemporary art gallery representing emerging to mid-career artists who produce content-based work), Katherine recently joined the team at Crown Point Press in San Francisco, managing the gallery and overseeing collector development. Established in 1962, Crown Point Press has specialized in the time-honored medium of etching and has invited internationally renowned artists, including Chris Ofili, Julie Mehretu, and Ed Ruscha, from all over the world to work with their master printers to produce limited edition artworks ( She can be reached via her LinkedIn page.


Lindsay Garcia
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2008
In 2016, Lindsay Garcia received her Masters of Art in American Studies at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) where she looked at the connections between capitalism, building obsolescence, and inter-species interactions. She will continue to pursue her PhD in the same program with the topic of the art, activism, and visual culture of the pest. Garcia, also a practicing video/performance artist, recently participated in an exhibition curated by Dr. Kathy Battista at the Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea NYC titled “What’s right? What’s left? Democracy in America.”

Kelsey Garrett
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2015
Kelsey is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director at Heritage Auctions in New York.

Mariachiara Gasparini
Masters of East Asian Art, London, 2011
After earning her Masters, Mariachiara moved to Germany to analyze and digitally catalogue the Turfan Textile Colletion in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin. She completed a PhD in Transcultural Studies:Global Art History (University of Heidelberg) in 2015. She is currently teaching Asian Art at Santa Clara University, California. Click here to find her publications.

Marie-Theres Posawetz Glück
Masters of Art Business, London, 2011
Since having returned to Vienna, Marie-Theres has been working for Barta & Partner Fine Art Risk Management, an insurance broking company specialized in tailored insurance solutions for worldwide private collections, galleries, museums and exhibitions. The company has recently joined AON Risk Solutions and is now part of their global network and further developing their fine art insurance branch on an international level. After having gained expertise in the Private Clients and Exhibition Departments, Marie-Theres is now Head of the Fine Art Dealers and Galleries Department and as such overseeing product and business development, sales and client relations. Since her position involves frequent travelling, she is happy about having the chance to re-visit London on a regular basis for art fairs and meetings with clients and business partners.

Melissa Goodman
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2009
Melissa is currently the Event Manager within the Department of Protocol and Special Events at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Courtney Finley Grinnell
Masters of Art Business, London, 2011
Courtney is currently the PR Director of Minted. She leads consumer communications strategy at this high-growth tech startup in San Francisco disrupting retail with a crowdsourced independent design platform.

Deniz Guzel
Masters of Photography, London, 2015
Deniz is celebrating the first year of his London based photography service company that specializes in museum quality artwork photography, installation views and art events. ,


Vanessa Kramer Hallett
American Art Course, New York, 2004
Vanessa is Worldwide Head of Photographs, Senior Vice President at Phillips auction house and oversees sales in New York and London along with selling exhibitions throughout the companies international locations.

Katharine Harris

Masters in Art Business, New York, 2011
Katharine recently relocated to Houston to head the Fine Art Department for Morton Auctioneers. She is responsible for creating inventory, authentication, evaluation, cataloging and selling the art that comes to her. She already has forgotten what winter feels like and is enjoying the city of Houston.

Hannah H. Helms
Works of Art Course, London, 1985
Hannah is a Stylist with Worth New York and W by Worth, sister brand of designer women's clothing. Worth, the luxury brand, and W the edgier collection are sold exclusively through stylists, such as herself.


Elisabeth Ioannides
Post-Graduate Certificate of Contemporary Art, London, 2001
Elisabeth has been an Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) since 2002 She followed a training course on Art Therapy at the Art and Psychotherapy Center in Athens, Greece where she submitted her dissertation on the application of Art Therapy on Museums. She has written articles on art therapy and has been an exhibition catalogue coordinator in catalogues published by EMST.

Samuel Ireland
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2014
Samuel is the Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson.


Antonia Johnson
Masters of Art Business, London, 2013
Antonia is holding the current position of Gallery Manager, Browse & Darby, 19 Cork St, London, W1S 3LP.

Camilla Johnston
Masters of Art Business, Los Angeles, 2015
Camilla is currently working as a private art collection manager with clients in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. She started her own company CJ Art Management, with services including art collection software management, insurance and financial updates, daily maintenance of the art collection, and gallery/collector services.

Meagan Jones
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2015
After interning in the communications office at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Meagan was hired as an Assistant Account Executive at Polskin Arts and Communications Counselors, a firm providing strategic communications counsel and program implementation for major museums and other cultural institutions.


Arif Khan
Masters of Art Business, London, 2002
Arif was named Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will start the position in August 2016.

Nadine Khoury
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2014
Nadine is currently working at Green Art Gallery in Dubai.

Vishal Kumar
Masters of Art Business, London, 2015
Vishal is currently an Analyst in the Proposals department at Sotheby’s London. He completed his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and wrote his Masters Thesis on “The evolution of financial services into the business of fine art”. Vishal has previously worked for ArtTactic, ARTUNER, and in wealth management. He can be reached via his LinkedIn page.


Taylor Langone
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2012
Taylor is currently working as Art Buyer for, an e-commerce design platform based in NYC.

Catherine Laraia
Masters of American Fine and Decorative Art, New York, 2010
Catherine is the Collections Assistant at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago where she works closely with the Gilded Age American art collection.

Albert Lau
Masters of Art Business, London, 2014
Albert has been working at Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery since early 2015, and was recently promoted to Senior Gallery Coordinator. He is still active as a pianist, and will perform a violin and piano duo recital presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Italian Consulate General in Hong Kong in 2017.

Bonnie Lau
Masters of East Asian Art, London, 2013
Bonnie works as General Manager of Liang Yi Museum, a private museum in Hong Kong which houses a collection of Chinese Classical furniture and European vanity cases.

Pamela LeBey

Works of Art Course, London, 1991
Pamela has her own interior design and antique consulting firm in Atlanta specializing in residential projects. Her website is

Madeleine Lill
Masters of Art Business, London, 2015
After completing her dissertation and traveling for a couple of months, Madeleine moved back to the United States. She recently started a position at Paddle8 in New York, just in time to take part in the merger between Paddle8 and Auctionata.

Kristin Lim
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2007
Kristin is the Development Officer at Western Front, one of Canada's leading centres for contemporary art and new music. She oversees the organization's fundraising initiatives and events. She also teaches piano at Jean Lyons School of Music in Vancouver.

Julia Kristina Lorentzen
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2011
Julia is now an Art Consultant for International Corporate Art (ICArt). ICArt is an Art project management firm based in Miami, London and Oslo. ICArt sources art for hotels, restaurants, private clients, commercial offices and cruise ships in addition to handling every required element of a successful art project.

Nicholas Lusher
Post-Graduate Certificate in Fine and Decorative Art, London, 1982
Nicholas is the Owner/Director of The Lusher Gallery LLC (NY + Bermuda), a private agency offering individualized services by prior appointment only. Mr. Lusher also acts as an advisor in matters of custom-tailored searches for specific artwork, conservation, framing, and shipping. Besides trading items of general interest, Mr. Lusher is considered to be one of the world’s foremost specialists in Bermuda-related Antiques and Fine Art. He can be reached via his LinkedIn page.


Malina Moore
Masters of Fine and Decorative Arts, London, 2003
Malina is the Regional Fine Arts Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), responsible for administering the region-wide Fine Arts and Art in Architecture Program for New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean.

Livia Mandoul
Masters of Art Business, Los Angeles, 2015
Since February, Livia is the Arts and Culture Communications Coordinator at Lyn Winter Inc., which is a contemporary art and culture communications and creative strategy agency specializing in contemporary art, design, fashion, architecture and luxury and lifestyle. She is responsible for project and account coordination and supporting client and media relations.

Jillian Marine
Masters in Contemporary Art, New York, 2015
Jillian is currently the Special Events Coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Meredith Marschak
Masters in Art Business, Los Angeles, 2015
Meredith recently joined San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) as Individual Giving Associate, Collectors' Forum and SFMOMA Global.

John H. McCann, Jr
Masters of East Asian Art, London, 2006
John is currently completing a Masters of Divinity at General Theological Seminary, New York, as candidate for Holy Orders (priesthood in the Episcopal Church) in the Anglican Communion. He is working on pre-doctoral research on "Early Christianity along the Silk Roads from Constantinople to Xi'an China, from the 6th century CE to the 12th century CE.” A cross disciplinary study in theology, art history, and archeology. (Columbia University, SOAS, Yale, Princeton University are his targeted schools).

Drew McColley
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London 2012
For the past three years, Drew has worked in various sales departments at Lofty, the online
marketplace for art and antiques. Currently, she is a Sales Manager at Lofty and lead the Referral Partner Team which is responsible for creating relationships with art world professionals in order to source consignments. She can be reached via her LinkedIn page.

Caitlin McCullough
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2011
Caitlin is now Account Executive with Fine Art Specialty at Aon, working with their Private Risk Management Team in Toronto. Caitlin assumes national responsibilities for handling strategic and tactical business development efforts, advising clients on specialty collections and risk management for the PRM division within the Fine Arts category.

Daria McWilliams
Masters of Art Business, London, 2011
Daria currently lives in Toronto where she works as an account coordinator for public relations firm, NKPR.

Viviana Mejía
Masters of Contemporary Art, Singapore, 2009
Viviana is currently the Associate Director of Sullivan + Strumpf, one of Australia's leading modern and contemporary art galleries, which is opening its first space in Asia at Singapore's, Gillman Barracks. Prior to her new position, for four years she was the exhibitions and gallery manager for Future Perfect, a contemporary art space previously located at Gillman Barracks. She is the founder and editor of the independent publication Feminist Rant, which has been showed at Grey Project's (Singapore) exhibition 'Print Lab' in both 2014 and 2015, Tokyo Book Fair and Singapore Book Fair. She is currently preparing the third volume of Feminist Rant, which will be launched in the fall of 2016.

Amy Wren Miller
Masters of Contemporary Design, London, 2013
In 2014 Wren founded her creative management agency, House of Wren. Her focus is working with emerging artists who have uniquely perfected crafts and methodologies. An incredible amount of talent spanning technology, interactive sculpture, glass art, contemporary design, metal craft, photography and painting is actively represented. House of Wren aims to connect artists to their markets both domestic and abroad offering special event technologies, gallery and museum exhibitions, site specific installations, and private sales. The agency holds offices in Los Angeles and Detroit while growing its worldwide network of art entrepreneurs. Please connect at for more information on her programming and artists.

Analissa Moreno
Masters of Photography, London, 2014
Analissa joined Morton Auctioneers in Houston, TX in February as the Interiors Auctions Department Assistant and Interiors Department Photographer. Morton Auctioneers is a regional auction house specializing in Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry and more. She joins SIA New York Alumnae, Katie Harris, our Fine Art Specialist, and Christin Blashcke, a fellow Consignment Assistant.

Renata Müggenburg
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2015
Renata is now working at Blouin Artinfo Corp as an Office Manager and Classified Sales.

Liza M.E. Muhlfeld
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2015
Liza is the Market Editor at Art+Auction magazine where she has worked since October 2014. Liza writes and edits short and long format editorial pieces relating to current state of the art market, including auctions, art and design fairs, and dossiers focusing on the specific market for a given artist or designer.


Grace O'Malley
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London 2013
As of January 2015, Grace has been the Assistant Curator at the Everard Read and CIRCA galleries in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Elizabeth Taryn O’Meara
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2013
Taryn is a Consignment Consultant at, an online marketplace for fine art and antiques. Prior to joining Lofty, Taryn was part of the team that launched the North American branch of Suttons & Robertsons, a historic British pawnbrokering company. She also worked at Aicon Gallery, a modern and contemporary Indian Art Gallery in New York that manages emerging market art funds.

K. Sarah Ostrach
Masters of East Asian Art, London, 2011
Sarah now teaches English as a Second Language and Family Literacy to adults at Briya Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. She continues to engage with art outside of the classroom and is studying Chinese in her spare time.


Payal S. Parekh
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2003
In addition to being an art entrepreneur, Payal has recently begun teaching vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and meditation in New York. You can find her at Exhale Spa and at the Floating Lotus. She teaches both private and group classes.

Jamie Perlman
Masters of Art in Art Business, Los Angeles, 2015
Jamie is the Marketing Manager for the Martin Lawrence Galleries in South Coast Plaza at Costa Mesa, California. The Martin Lawrence Galleries will have a world class Erté exhibition at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia during June 2016.

Valentina Piscopo
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2014
Valentina left her role at The Third Line Gallery to focus on interiors and art consultancy. She is now working for a startup interior design studio and retail space in Dubai called Tribe specializing in fair-trade, handmade, green design.

Kasia Ploskonka
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2013
While working across all three Frieze Art Fairs, in London and New York, in the role of Exhibitor Data Coordinator, Kasia is pursuing a MPhil/PhD at SOAS, University of London, entitled Contested Conventions: Contemporary Art from Central Asia. For her PhD, her broad interests lie in the conjunction between art and politics, more specifically in how contemporary artistic practices challenge post-Soviet political and societal conventions.


Sara Queen
Masters of Art Business, Los Angeles, 2015
Sara is an associate at Cecilia Dan Fine Art, an art advisory and appraisal firm in Malibu, CA. She also launched her own retail business in partnership with a few family members; it is a line of yoga-inspired loungewear called Soulful California. Check it out here:


Katrina Rank
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2003
Ms. Rank continuously juxtaposes Art + Wine; for the last 4 years she has produced Pinot Noir and Bordeaux blends under her label, KARA WINES, Napa Valley.

Erica Waldbaum Raphael
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2007
Erica is the Director of Business Development at Lofty - the trusted marketplace for fine and decorative art. Her focus is on new business initiatives and recruiting.

Kristen Lawson Rhodes
Masters of Art Business, London, 2011
Kristen is currently the Corporate Sales Manager at Leatherology, an E-Commerce Luxury Leather Goods company based in Dallas, TX. She works with a wide range of clients from NBA teams to Financial Institutions, specializing in B2B sales and marketing.

Rebecca Rosenfield
Master of Art Business, New York, 2015
Rebecca currently works for Christie's online collection management company, Collectrium. She is the senior product advisor where she is responsible for the quality of product enhancements for the collection platform. She also oversees the training program for Collectrium clients.


Steve Sabella
Masters of Art Business, London, 2009
Steve has just released a new artwork "Dependence" (2016). His memoir "The Parachute Paradox" is scheduled to be published in autumn in a limited edition by an art publisher. Kate Steinmann's review of the monograph "Steve Sabella - Photography 1997-2014" was featured in Prefix Photo and Charlotte Bank's essay "Re-constructing Dasein: The Works of Steve Sabella" was published by the Institute for Middle East Understanding. Sabella's work was shown at Context New York by Metroquadro in May.

Grazia Salvemini
Masters of Fine and Decorative Art, London, 2011
Grazia is currently Communications Associate for BertelliPigola Public Relations and Communication, Milan and Paris, which is a communications agency for global brands in fashion, design, beauty and lifestyle.

Brett Scott
Masters of Art Business, London, 2015
Brett is the fund manager of the Scheryn Art Collectors Fund. Scheryn is the only dedicated art investment fund in Africa and focuses on contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. The fund is based in Cape Town and was launched in March 2015.

Marko V. Krsmanovic Simic
19th and 20th Centuries Decorative Arts Course, London, 1991
Works of Art Course, London, 1993
Marko is working as corporate lawyer in EU and Eastern Europe, resident in Serbia, Belgrade. He is writing a book on a Biedermeier Furniture and Decorative Arts book : ‘The Modernism and the Romantism of the Biedermeier Era”. For more information, reach out to him directly at

Ana-Alicia Siqueiros
Art Business Semester (in conjunction with Georgetown), London, 2012
After leading membership for the Appraisers Association of America for three years, Ana-Alicia joined Lofty in March 2016 and is specifically working on the Referral Partner program as an Account Manager. Lofty is an online marketplace for fine and decorative arts that operates on a virtual consignment model for middle market items. Ana-Alicia will be marrying her fiancé in October 2016.

Amy Somogy
Masters of Fine and Decorative Arts, London, 2014
For the past year, Amy has managed a fine art and antiques gallery, Susquehanna Antique Company, in the Washington D.C. area. She is currently transitioning out of this position, although staying on as a remote consultant, to begin working as the private events coordinator at the Heurich House Museum.

Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2006
Since 2012, Christina is the artistic director of Viennacontemporary, the only international art fair with a focus on Eastern Europe. Since 2015, she has served as the managing director of the fair.

Louise Stern
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2003
Louise is a freelance writer and internationally exhibited artist; writing on art includes various catalogue essays and a short story for The Royal Academy Magazine, inspired by a painting of Francis Bacon as well as two books of fiction published by Granta. Her solo exhibitions include The Society Club, Soho. Sh is also the former archivist for YBA Sam Taylor-Johnson.


Siebe Tettero
Master in Contemporary Art, London, 2003
Tettero Amsterdam|New York advises private individuals and institutions on issues concerning the acquisition, presentation and preservation of modern and contemporary art. Siebe received his MA in Architecture (MSBD, 1989) from Columbia University and a second MA in Art History (MW, 2003) from the University of Manchester. Tettero has permanent offices in Amsterdam in Europe and New York in the US, and is actively involved in the Hong Kong and mainland China art market.

Nancy Tilghman
Masters of Contemporary Art, New York, 2012
Nancy is currently serving as a Client Liaison at Sotheby’s.

Katie Totman
Masters of American Fine and Decorative Art, New York, 2009
Katie is a Historic Preservation Specialist for the City of San Antonio's Office of Historic Preservation. She loves being part of an awesome team of preservation professionals who are passionate about their city and community. She can be reached via her LinkedIn page.


Naiara Valdano
Master in Art Business, London, 2010
After collaborating with numerous institutions such as the Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom (London) among others, Naiara is currently working as independent journalist, curator and cultural manager in Spain.

Allison Hawkins VanDenend
Masters of Contemporary Design, London, 2011
For the past 3 years, Allison has worked as the Assistant Director of Development at the University of Florida's Harn Museum of Art. She is responsible for executing the the Harn's new free membership program, and developed an innovative Digital Member Card Phone App that was publicized in ArtDaily in January 2015. This past October, she presented "Making Membership Modern: Innovation through Technology" at the Southeastern Museums Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Click here to read the Art Daily article.


Chloe Waddington
Masters of Art Business, London, 2010
Chloe is now Associate Vice President, Business Manager for the Old Masters Group at Christie's New York. She is also Project Manager for their new marquee sales week, Classic Art Week, which premiered in April and included sales in Antiquties, Old Master Paintings, Sculpture, and the Exceptional Sale of decorative arts.

Lacey West
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2005
Lacey has a recruitment company for the international art world called Lacey West Art International (LWAI) and they are celebrating our 6 year anniversary this month. She is marking the occasion by launching a fresh, new website and starting a quarterly newsletter for our clients which will include successful placements, available roles, testimonials and art world events.
Click here for new website and sign up for the newsletter.

Andrés White-Correal
Fine and Decorative Arts Course, London, 1998
Andrés is currently serving as Director for International Business Jewelry Development at Sotheby’s.

Briar Williams
Works of Art, London, 2002
Briar is now the Manager of the Art Department at Mossgreen-Webb’s Auction House handling the valuation of both New Zealand and International artworks. Prior to this she spent the last three years writing art market reports and commentary for the online website Australian Art Sales Digest.

Chloe Wohlforth
Masters of Art Business, London, 2015
Chloe is currently an Associate at Bridgewater Advisors, an independent, private wealth advisory firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals.


Sarvenaz Foroutani Yazdi
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2015
Currently Sarvenaz is in the business development department at artnet in New York and is also a private art advisor specialized in the Middle Eastern and Iranian art works.


Sarah Lauren Zadow
Masters of Contemporary Art, London, 2014
Sarah received her BA Honors from Leeds University in 2011 and her MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art London campus. She is currently working as an artist's assistant for prominent watercolor and acrylic artist Jane E. Jones in Dallas, TX.

Yiming (Cheryl) Zhao
Masters of Art Business, New York, 2013
Cheryl now works as a Client Manager at Poly Art Company in Beijing, which provides art solutions such as art consulting and collection management for corporates. She can be reached via her LinkedIn page.

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