With degrees in Art History, Italian and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Sharón's background in Italian Renaissance Art History provides for a solid foundational launching point and crosses over into her strategies in understanding contemporary art. She sets herself apart by delving deep into research and market analysis, providing clients with thorough insight in process, inspiration and technique, as well context within the arc of art history.
Sharón solidified her education in art while living abroad in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. With her knowledge of the international art landscape and the scope of her regular travels, she maintains rapports with artists, dealers, and auction houses, while staying current with market trends.
Over the course of the last decade, Sharón has had experience working for the Hammer Museum, Christie's Auction House, and Paddle8, among other art-focused organizations. She has served as the West Coast Associates Chair of the Friends of the Israel Museum as well as the Curator's Council Co-Chair of LAXART.
Geena Brown holds a degree in The 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 and was most notably the 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, where she composes and curates international lectures, tours, and discussions focusing on the intersections of modern and contemporary art and psychology.
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. Having direct involvement in the art-making process, from physically installing shows and editing artist statements and wall texts, 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 worked in many different companies and organizations within the arts in New York. She’s held positions in marketing and editorial with Paddle8, The New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, Marlborough Contemporary, artbook and The Sheila C. Design Center. She recently completed a residency program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.