Teriha Yaegashi | TERIHA ART ADVISORY
Founder & President
Recently named one of the world’s top art consultants by Billionaire Magazine, Teriha is dedicated to supporting truly innovative artists advancing art history and bringing their artworks into exciting new contexts, like luxury brand collaborations, international hotels and public spaces. She is also passionate about selecting the best works to develop meaningful private and corporate art collections. Over the past 14 years, Teriha has built her career by working for Takashi Murakami in art acquisitions and collection management, art market tracking, VIP relations, artist management and luxury event production, as well as for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Kim Heirston Art Advisory, the Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Gana Art Gallery, and for multiple private art collections. In addition to an extensive background in the fine arts, Teriha offers a fresh combination of luxury brand and marketing skills, having worked at the Ace Hotel Group, as the global Cultural Attaché & Art Consultant, and at Shiseido in International Marketing, where she managed over 30 international brands. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Art History and Psychology, and currently serves as the Advisor of Strategy & Development to the Billboard Creative, a nonprofit arts organization based in Los Angeles. She is inspired by what art can do, and how to make it happen.
Teriha is specialized in: Luxury brand and artist collaborations; Negotiating large-scale artist commissions; Curating hotel art collections and art programming; Contemporary Art Acquisitions for new and established collectors; Contemporary Japanese art; and Art Strategy Consultations for Companies and Startups.
Juliette Premmereur | JULIETTE PREMMEREUR CONSULTING
Juliette has a long-standing career in the gallery world, having worked for Paul Kasmin and Sperone Westwater in sales and artist management. Her first job out of college was with the Lehman Brothers art collection, where she advised on acquisitions of emerging to mid-career artists for their offices all around the world. She was recently hired by Restoration Hardware to start their fine art division RH Contemporary Art, encompassing a six-story art gallery in Chelsea, an artist residency program in Brooklyn, and a full eCommerce site. Over the last few years, she has worked as an advisor to a variety of brands, startups, and companies on art acquisition and content curation in New York, San Francisco, Toronto and London. She holds a B.A. in Art History and Economics from Barnard College, and an M.A. in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. She is currently based in London, UK.
Juliette is specialized in: Curating art & design for companies, Developing and producing art content for brands; Artist & influencer partnerships and marketing; eCommerce strategy.
Martina Alemani | ALEMANI & BRIGNOLI’S CONTEMPORARY ART ADVISORY
Martina Alemani is a cofounder and principal of Alemani & Brignoli’s Contemporary Art Advisory with her partner Laura Brignoli, both based in Milan. With a keen sensibility for curation, art advisement, and editorial, Martina collaborates with advisors, dealers and collectors primarily in Italy, London, Paris and New York; she is also the Art Contributor at the visual culture and fashion magazine Cactus; as well as a consultant for the Milan-based gallery Clima.
Martina Alemani began building her professional art network over ten years ago, after receiving her Degree from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree, in Milan. After completing her studies, Martina became immersed in the art market and expanded her relationships with experts at auction houses, while also meeting art collectors. She began following secondary market transactions and she was able to introduce collectors to emerging galleries and artists. Mostly interested in knowing what and who is building the future of art, she began traveling around Europe and to New York during major art fairs and important gallery openings, firstly as Milan Editor for The Art Markets, then as part of the Editorial Team at Kaleidoscope magazine, and now for her own art advisory. Martina continues to promote emerging artists through a digital project of rotating seasonal covers on the Contemporary Art Advisory website, as well as through establishing partnerships with young art fairs.
Martina is specialized in: secondary market sales; curating contemporary artworks in classical and contemporary spaces; editorial art curation; emerging European and American artists; young art fair partnerships.
Emily Havens is a Brooklyn-based professional art advisor with over 15 years experience working with new and established private collectors and corporations. She specializes in the acquisition of contemporary art with a focus on photography and painting. Reared in the art world, Emily's great uncle was the second director of the Whitney Museum; she began her career right out of high school at a prominent photography gallery in Boston. Since then she has worked closely with clients to grow and manage their collections all over the world. Emily has helped facilitate exhibitions at important galleries and museums, including the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and in 2015 she was a member of the artistic committee for the Brooklyn Museum's famed Artists Ball. Her approach to collecting is informed by spending time with artists in their studios, attending international exhibitions and fairs, and long-standing relationships with galleries, museum curators, and auction house specialists. With an interest in technology and innovation, Emily is currently advising an early stage startup building and online platform to educate emerging collectors. She was recently profiled in the March/April 2016 issue of Cultured Magazine.
Emily is specialized in: Contemporary Art and Photography Acquisitions, Collection Management, Collection Education, Working with new collectors
Jessica Hodin | JESSICA HODIN
Jessica Hodin received her BA from Dartmouth College (New Hampshire) with a major in Art History and holds are Master's Degress in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art (New York). For three years she was with the Winston Art Group focusing on sales strategy, placing her clients' artworks in the ever-changing markets to achieve maximum returns. From 2013-2014, she curated and directed the Bleecker Street Arts Club in Manhattan's West Village. Currently, Jessica manages Art Basel's Crowdfunding Initiative, a creative partnership with Kickstarter, recruiting nonprofit organizations from around the world and coaching them on building crowdfunding campaigns for Art Basel's curated page on Kickstarter. She continues to advise clients with respect to art acquisitions and pursue independent curatorial projects.
Jessica is specialized in: Digital and New Media Arts, Emerging and Established Contemporary, Curatorial Projects, Contemporary Art Acquisitions, Sales Strategy, Working with new collectors
Sari Moreno | SARI MORENO FINE ART
Sari Moreno is a New York-based art advisor with over 13 years of experience assisting individuals and corporations in the development of fine art collections. Her company, Sari Moreno Fine Art, specializes in the acquisition of contemporary art, and offers full range advisory services including inventory management, collection appraisals, logistics and installation. Sari's projects range from private residences, to corporate offices, to public art sites and her client base spans New York, Toronto, Miami and Madrid. By drawing on her long-standing relationships in the art world, she presents the best works within a range of budgets to both new and seasoned art collectors. Sari received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University (Montreal), and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at New York University, where her thesis focused on maximizing corporate art collections in uncertain financial markets.
Sari is specialized in: Contemporary Art Acquisitions, Corporate Art Collections, Inventory Management, Appraisals, Emerging and Established artists, Working with new collectors
David Trujillo is an art advisor and appraiser living and working in Los Angeles. David began his career studying Art History at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with Latin Honors in 2011. During his senior year, he received a full scholarship from the University to continue his studies in the Master's Program, completing his MA in Art History with a concentration in photographic processes in 2012.
After graduation, David began his career at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, where he quickly rose from working in Client Services to becoming Junior Specialist and lead Cataloguer for the Fine Art Department. In that capacity, he oversaw all authentication research and outreach for the department and was instrumental in the consignment and sale of major works by Victor Vasarely, Gene Davis, Willem de Kooning, and Roger Brown. His work at Leslie Hindman led to a position as a Junior Specialist at Paddle8, where he was brought on to the Los Angeles team to assist in West Coast client development. In that capacity, David worked on Paddle8's monthly auctions, curated auctions, and private sales, developing a deft hand in working with major collectors and institutions.
This experience has served David well in his current role as Advisor, Appraiser, and Brokerage Manager at Jason Preston Art Advisory & Appraisals. Specializing in large estate appraisals and brokerage, David focuses on Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary Art for private and institutional clients, including individual works and collections ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million. Current projects and clients include the Owlwood Estate of Beverly Hills and the estate of noted Southern California architect and designer, Cleo Baldon.
David is specialized in: Modern, Post War and Contemporary Appraisals; Estate & Large Collections; Secondary Market Sales; Contemporary Art Advisory
Melinda Wang | MW PROJECTS
Melinda Wang is an independent curator and Founder and Principal of MW Projects, a cultural production and art advisory firm dedicated to bringing contemporary art to historic sites, non-traditional venues and liminal spaces. She is also the Executive Director of New York Artists Equity Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1947 to promote opportunities for artists, and Equity Gallery, an art space on the Lower East Side. Melinda graduated from Princeton University and received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Melinda serves on the Board of Governors of the Princeton Association of New York City and is Chair of the Association’s Arts & Culture Committee. In addition, she is an advisory board member of Silvershed, an artist-run space, and is active in Collective Show and the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art.
Melinda is specialized in: Producing contemporary art exhibitions at historic sites, Multimedia art projects, Emerging artists, Non-profits and foundations, Artist consultations, Working with new collectors
Henri Yuan | H. Y. Crossover Consulting
Henri Yuan is an art consultant, curator, cultural producer and communication strategist. He advises leading museums, foundations, private collections and corporations on art collection, growth of the collection, new program development and public relations in New York, Washington D.C., Beijing and Shanghai. He had the experience in working with wealth investment banks to assist private and institutional art collectors nationwide and internationally. After receiving his BA with a dual major in Art History and Political Science and a Master’s Degree/Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University, Henri gained knowledge that have shown a strength in American and Chinese contemporary art through working with museums and galleries in both the United States and China. He has been consistently engaged in directing production of exhibitions and public programs for museums, galleries and cities, including Art Museum of the Americas, the Cooper Hewitt, National Arts Club of New York, Dallas Museum of Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai Gallery of Art. He also partnered with leading art fairs to present curated sections of emerging artists and provide integrated multicultural marketing and audience engagement efforts, such as Beijing Design Week, Design Miami and Art Asia Miami. In the past six years, he has been working with collectors to organize auctions to feature emerging and mid-career artists and designers, and the auctions had been successfully convened with Sotheby’s New York/London, Heritage Auction and Poly International Auction. He also maintains close working relationship with Paddle8 to organize charity auctions for art organizations and non-profits. The designers of his curated design show – Design@+ – were later nominated and earned awards at international contests such as Habitare Helsinki, Red Dot Design Award, etc.
Henri has a keen interest to promote development of the contemporary art scenes in the United States and China by providing support for emerging artists and curators and taking them to the international stage. With the passion to cultivate the base of young collectors, he was actively involved in the young patron groups such as 1869 Society at Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Contemporaries at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Three years ago, he successfully secured corporate sponsorships to establish the Lab on Art to educate, inspire, and curate art market experiences and educational events for individuals interested in developing art collections. As a global community of emerging philanthropists and art collectors, the Lab also facilitated local and global conversations among leaders in the fields of art to educate would-be collectors and donors about pressing contemporary issues affecting art community. He directed meaningful partnership and corporate sponsorship to support Louise Blouin Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Additionally, he served as the Board member of Chashama Benefit Committee for its annual Gala, the leading organization supports art community in New York city by transforming and converting vacant properties into exhibition and studio spaces for artists.
His government relations background also allowed him to advocate on behalf of galleries and museums regarding public policy issues and regulations applicable to their businesses (e.g. tax matters, federal funding, international trade policies). He continues the engagement with National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts and local art commissions to understand policy nuances and prioritize their cultural agenda. He is now leading a consulting group that focuses on several newly built museums in major cities across Asia. As most of these museums are privately-funded, he is responsible for creating exhibition plan, art inventory growth and strategic partnership development.
Henri is specialized in: American and Chinese post-war and contemporary art; Curatorial projects and multicultural marketing; Private museums, collections and corporate art; Fine art investment and collecting; Young collectors and connoisseurship; Art management and advocacy for art organizations (institutions, non-profits)
Anna recently graduated from Texas Christian University with an M.A. in Art History, completing her thesis on Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. She received a B.A. in Communication with minors in Art History and Spanish from Trinity University, where she interned for the curatorial department at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Anna has extensive experience in a variety of curatorial and managerial roles within the art world. She served as the curatorial intern at the Rachofsky Warehouse, creating the bibliography for the exhibition catalogue Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, edited by Allan Schwartzman. She has also interned for the registrar department at the Rachofsky Warehouse, where she streamlined their inventory system, adding to her previous experience as an art registrar for a prominent Dallas collector. Aside from her registrar work, she additionally served as Previous to graduate school, she was the Assistant Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, co-curating exhibitions and acting as the liaison between the gallery and represented artists.
Aspiring to enter into the world of art advising, Anna is most interested in the correlation between art and interior spaces, supporting emerging contemporary artists, and promoting engagement with artwork in everyday, public spaces. Anna currently interns part-time for Teriha Art Advisory and the New Art Advisors Alliance.