With degrees in Art History, Italian and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Sharón's background in Renaissance Art History provides for a solid art historical foundation. Her background serves as a launching point and crosses over into her strategies in understanding Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary Art. She sets herself apart by delving deep into research, providing clients with thorough insight in process, inspiration and technique, as well as contextually placing works within the arc of art history.
Sharón solidified her knowledge in visual art while living abroad in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. With her keen understanding of the international art landscape and the scope of her regular travels, she maintains rapports with artists, dealers, and auction houses, to remain current with market trends.
Over the course of the last decade, Sharón has had experience working for the Hammer Museum and Christie's Auction House, among other art-focused organizations. For years, she has served as the West Coast Associates Chair of the American Friends of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem as well as the Curator's Council Co-Chair of LAXART.
Geena Brown holds a degree in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from San Francisco Art Institute and studied Art History, Fine Arts, and French at The American University of Paris. Her aesthetic interests lie in early 20th century modern movements and post-war contemporary with a particular appreciation for emerging local artists.
Geena has held positions in commercial and nonprofit art galleries - most notably as Director of Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles from 2014 - 2017. She has worked at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. She is also a freelance content creator and curriculum consultant for Mind Body Passport Inc., a study abroad company geared towards doctoral students of psychology, where she composes and curates international lectures, tours, and discussions focusing on the intersections of modern and contemporary art and psychology. Geena writes critical pieces on contemporary art and was recently published in Carla magazine.
Julia Thompson is a Canadian artist based in Los Angeles. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City. With her direct involvement in the art-making process, from physically installing shows and editing artist statements, she has established deep relationships with fellow artists and has cultivated real interest in the various kinds of practices artists develop. Her own sculptures and installation work often investigate and explore the usage of unconventional materials, such as candy, concrete, soap and resin.
Julia has extensive experience in marketing and editorial content with Paddle8, The New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, Marlborough Contemporary Gallery, Artbook and The Sheila C. Design Center. She recently completed a residency program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.