Fall 2019 Committee

ALEX PAIK

Alex Paik is a Brooklyn-based artist, the founder and Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of artist-run spaces and, Gallery Director at Trestle Gallery, a non- profit arts organization in Sunset Park, Brooklyn 

His work explores visual, material, and social interdependence through site-responsive geometric modular wall installations and has been shown at galleries and art fairs nationally and internationally. From 2015-18, he was Curator of Satellite Art Show, an alternative art fair in Miami. 

ARDEN SHERMAN

Arden Sherman is Director & Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery, a multi-disciplinary space for art exhibitions and socially-minded projects located at Hunter College in New York City. 

Arden has curated and organized dozens of exhibitions, projects, and programs. Her interests are socially-engaged art, education & participation, and installation photography.

She earned her master's degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2010 and her bachelor’s degrees in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Studio Art from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Arden’s other project is a line of leather sandals that she co-creates with her cousin Jessie Jenkins, appropriately named Cousin.

CHARLOTTE COHEN

Charlotte Cohen is Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Council, a cultural institution that has sustained the work of Brooklyn’s artists for over 50 years. 

Before coming to Brooklyn Arts Council, she served as Fine Arts Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration where she oversaw the federal government’s Fine Arts Collection in the Northeast and Caribbean region.

Previously, she was Director of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program managing the commissioning and installation of dozens of public art projects across the five boroughs, working closely with artists in all stages of their careers and from across the globe. She also served as Project Director at the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service and Program Director at Maryland Art Place, a contemporary art center in Baltimore, Maryland.

A third-generation Brooklynite, Charlotte is deeply committed to promoting and expanding access to the arts and improving public spaces throughout the borough. She has served on the boards of a range of local, national, and international cultural non-profit organizations and has lectured nationally and internationally on issues surrounding contemporary and public art and arts administration. She has been a faculty member at New York University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and serves on the board of directors of CEC ArtsLink.

JULIE SOLOVYEVA

Julie Solovyeva has spent fifteen years developing creative platforms for institutions, artists, galleries and brands and is currently the Director of Cultural Programming at NeueHouse.

She helped launch a new global initiative Cities in Buenos Aires with Art Basel last year, produced an exhibition traveling across Russia with Garage Museum, led cultural programming and marketing at Soho House, managed creative collaborations and activations with Casper, Uniqlo, MoMA, Dolby and more while working at Imprint Projects. As a curator turned strategist, Julie researches, documents and imagines new ways for audiences to interact with culture, produce knowledge, create experiences and craft stories. She received her MA in History of Art with a focus on experimental dance from The Courtauld Institute in London, and spends her winters in the depth of cinemas and summers biking around the city.

CHARLOTTE BURNS

Charlotte Burns is the editor of In Other Words, Art Agency Partner's weekly newsletters and podcasts. 

She was previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular correspondent for publications such as the Guardian and Monocle. Previously, she worked with the London dealer Anthony d’Offay on special projects. For several years, she was a consultant at the cultural communications agency, Bolton & Quinn. She also worked at Hauser & Wirth in London.

Burns received a Masters degree (with Merit) from the Courtauld Institute in Art and Cultural Politics in Germany, 1890-1945, as well as a first-class B.A. honors degree in English and History of Art from Birmingham University. She moved to New York in 2010.

(Image and bio courtesy of Art Agency Partners)


REBECCA WILSON

Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. 

She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.

RYAN STANIER

Ryan Stanier is the Founder and Director of The Other Art Fair. 

Ryan Stanier founded The Other Art Fair in London in 2011, with a mission to provide a vital global platform for artists to sell direct to buyers. It has since hosted over 40 Art Fairs in London, New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Sydney and Melbourne and has sold over 28,000 artworks from young emerging artists from across 22 countries. Described as ’The Future of Art’ by The Guardian, the fair has helped to launch the careers of many talented international art stars and welcomed 349,363 visitors so far.

In 2018 Stanier invited Soho House curator Kate Bryan to establish NOT 30%, a fair entirely dedicated to showcasing women artists in response to the fact that women are at best represented 30% of the time in the art world. In 2019 the fair launched Greener Future, a year-long series of international initiatives to highlight climate change.

As of October 2018 over 68% of clients in London were first time or occasional buyers, underlining Stanier’s commitment to making art more accessible to a new generation of art buyers.

The fair has also gained the support of many high profile artists including Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr and The Connor Brothers.

SOPHIE LUCAS

Sophie Lucas is the Fair Director at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn & Chicago. 

Over the past seven years, Sophie has been instrumental in developing the editions of The Other Art Fair in the UK, US and Australia. In 2018, she successfully launched the Chicago edition at Mana Contemporary, Pilsen, and re-positioned the Brooklyn fair to present as a key satellite event during Frieze New York.

Sophie received an M.St. in History of Art from the University of Oxford and a BA Hons (First Class) in Music from Durham University. Whilst studying, she worked at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and regularly presented academic talks at the Handel House Museum, London. She is currently based between London and New York.