Ashley Young holds a BA in Art History from NYU and is currently pursuing her Masters in Contemporary Art at The Sotheby's Institute in New York.
Brendan Sullivan is a PhD candidate in NYU's Art History Department. His research focuses mainly on European art in the 15th and 16th centuries, but he is also interested in contemporary art, Modern art, Impressionism, and art from the 17th century. It's good to know a lttle about everything, rather than a lot about nothing.
Catherine Pearson is an editor and freelance writer, who has contributed to a variety of publications from literary journals to alternative weeklies. She graduated from NYU with a BA in Art History and English Literature and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Diane Vivona has recently expanded her education and her writing to include the visual arts. Previously she has been published in the journals Contact Quarterly and Movement Research Performance Journal, the online publication The Dance Insider and was co-author of a chapter in the NCCI and Dance/USA publication, Dance From the Campus to the Real World (and Back Again): A Resource Guide for Artists, Faculty, and Students.
Dorothy Gale has an art history degree from N.Y.U., but she has agreed not to actually become an art historian until she pays off her student loans, which will most likely coincide with her seventieth birthday. Meanwhile, Dorothy has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asia Society, and has designed collections databases for the Salmagundi Club and the art collection of the U.S. Senate. She is also the archives assistant for her local historical society and a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Eliana Hidalgo Vilaseca was born in Ecuador and now lives and works at an art gallery in New York City. Her previous work experience spans the art world, including Sotheby's Latin American Art department, the Americas Society and the Guggenheim Museum. Eliana achieved a Bachelor's in Art History and French from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Elizabeth Shaw has passions for art, architecture, literature, music and travel. She holds a B.A. degree in Art History from Santa Clara Universitywith a concentration in Medieval and Renaissance studies. As a New York native, she spent her high school years (at Loyola School) close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, often visiting the museum on rainy February afternoons when it was empty and quiet. She currently works in online art and antique auctions and is working toward an Art & Business Certificate from New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Elizabeth Spier, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is currently a student of contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU). Aside from art criticism, she enjoys good food and everything dogs.
Elizabeth Windsor is a freelance writer/critic/researcher based in New York City. She is an avid traveler, holds and MA in Art History and has lived for many years here and abroad in the art and theatre worlds.
Erin Tireses is a NYFA fellow for fiction and opened her art studio in conjunction with the Bushwick Open Studios. Her father was an architect in Alaska. When she visited him at work as a child, she colored in all the trees in his plans, and occasionally added a bear napping in the shade of the building. She has taken drawing classes ever since, and continues to write fiction about the Last Frontier. She has crawled through almost every gallery in NYC, DC, and LA.
Inna Bruter lives life, currently in New York City, and previously elsewhere. While you're doing something at this very minute, she's also doing something. It may be a different something or the same something. She might be reading her bio right now in fact as you're reading it. We will never know. Also she spends her time asking herself questions, like why is art so difficult? And other such questions. Inna is currently not pursuing a PhD in any subject, but if she were, it would be either art history, or creative writing, and definitely not civil engineering or even mechanical engineering. Also not chemical engineering. Ok that's enough about me, lets talk about you now.
J. Block has been in the city since 83’, student, art handler, exhibitions designer, private advisor and appraiser.
James C. Kao is an artist and writer who was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He moved to the U.S. when he was ten. He studied for his BA in Art Practice at University of California at Berkeley and a MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. His website is at www.jianfone.com
Jeff Fraiman is finishing his Master’s in Art History at Hunter College in New York City. In the past, he has worked at the Marlborough Gallery and freelanced at Domino magazine (a now-defunct Condé Nast title). His artistic interests are varied, from Italian Baroque to 19th century French painting to contemporary art.
Jennifer Schwartz is a painter working and living in Brooklyn, NY.
Jeremy Polk is a visual artist, art educator, and college administrator. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a concentration in painting from Northeast Louisiana and a Master’s of Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He has had a rich history as an educator, having taught in Louisiana, Baltimore, and New York and has worked administratively for both Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland. He currently works in the Masters in Fine and Decorative Art program for Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York.
Jessica Manchester attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she completed a double degree in Studio Art and Communications. She currently works at a gallery in Chelsea and resides in Brooklyn.
Justin Wolf is a recent graduate of the Liberal Studies masters program at The New School for Social Research. He has written for The Art Story Foundation, Flavorwire, Anderbo, Canon Magazine, and other publications. He lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Laura Phipps is an MA candidate in Art History at Hunter College, focusing on contemporary art. Before living in New York, Laura resided in Forth Worth, Texas where she worked in the director's office of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Leo Kepler studied history and visual arts. He lives and thinks in New York.
Originally from North Carolina, Lindsay Casale is a recent graduate of James Madison University, where she obtained a BA in English with minor specializations in Art History and Spanish. Since moving to New York, Lindsay has worked in various arts-related organizations, including the Brooklyn Rail and Asia Song Society. Lindsay is currently a gallery assistant at McKee Gallery.
Melissa Shaw writes about life, things that accidentally happen to us and things everyone pretends to understand at www.shawdenfreude.blogspot.com She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Long Island City, Queens.
Originally from Scotland, Michelle Jubin lives in Brooklyn, and worked at the Guggenheim Museum for three years before returning to school as a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Meredith P. Nelson received her Bachelor's degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Master's degree from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. While she focused on Late Antique and Early Medieval art in her undergraduate and graduate studies her interests include everything from the history of photography to Northern Renaissance painting to Irish archaeology and Japanese prints. She is currently working part-time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the European Paintings department and hopes someday to work in Collections Management. She lives in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx and proudly admits to being a huge art history nerd.
Nat Ceger holds an MA in art history and currently works as a freelance writer and researcher in New York City.
Reggie Lynch is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she received a B.A. in Art History and Theatre Performance. She plans to continue her studies next year at the doctoral level. In the past, she worked in the curatorial department of the Delaware Art Museum and a Manhattan gallery. Currently, she is a volunteer with the Morgan Library and Museum and the Met, in addition to serving the dire nannying needs of the city.
A decorative arts historian, Sarah Blumberg received her MA in the history of decorative arts and design, with a concentration in craft history, from the Parsons the New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum program in 2008. Her love of looking at and reading about art and design is second only to her love of glassblowing; she works out of Colby Glass Studio in Port Washington, NY. When not wandering through museums and blowing glass, Sarah can be found at her job as a development assistant and grant writer for a performing arts non-profit, or at home in Brooklyn.
Sarah Kershaw is a freelance art advisor based in New York acting on behalf of a number of select clients to source suitable work. She studied Classical Civilization at The University of Warwick in England and spent time studying in Bordeaux for a French language diploma. After several years in London, she moved to New York in late 2007.
Originally from New York, Sarah Brooke Saraga graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY New Paltz. As an undergrad she studied fine art, graphic design and art history. Sarah currently lives in New Jerseyand works as an Assistant Art Director for a creative communications company. Her 5 years of print experience also include stints at Citigroup, the New York Stock Exchange, Golfweek magazine, and the Millennia Fine Art Gallery. Since college, Sarah continues to express her fine art side through charcoal drawing and collage—creating from elements of inspiration in her life. Her present extracurricular activities and interests include: studying Italian language, art history, digital photography, NYC galleries and museums, international travel and reading.
Sara Griffin has a BA from Bowdoin College in Art History and Studio Art. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Sascha Crasnow is a graduate student in art history and professional intern. She currently lives in Manhattan with her dog, Asterix.
Simmy Swinder received a BA from UC Berkeley in Philosophy and Art History. She recently completed her MA from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York in Art Business, where she currently leads an arts communications and marketing seminar. In January 2010, she co-founded TS+ Projects, through which she curates and produces exhibitions. She is also an associate at Cottelston Advisors. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincent Cimino holds a BA in philosophy from Wake Forest University. He currently lives on Long Island and freelances art jobs in NYC.
Wilton Yankee grew up in Brooklyn, New York, attending art openings after classes at Bronx High School of Science and taking sculpture courses on the weekends. He spent his summers in Alaska, hiking, hunting, and fishing with his father, and working out of port towns across the state. Half Indian and part American Indian, Wilton was surrounded with diverse arts and cultures as a child. His passion for this diversity brought him to Sarah Lawrence College, where he captured the rich, narrative traditions of his heritage in Fiction classes, and created artwork in almost every medium. After graduating, Wilton moved to Mott Haven, where he lives, works, and makes art. He supports himself with side jobs such as freelance architectural model-making, dogwalking for the rainforests, and selling vegetables and fish at the Union Square farmers market, as well as the occasional writing fellowship or sale of a piece of art. He is excited to begin work on a new blog that will document the myriad art exhibits around NYC.