Between them, Rachel Greene and Erica Samuels have more than fifteen years of experience working in and with galleries, museums, organizations, and artists. Their longstanding relationships with key participants in the contemporary art world yield high-level connections for their clients at galleries, museums, and other relevant venues.
Rachel Greene’s clients include individual collectors, as well as businesses needing artwork or artist collaborations. She also curates exhibitions and projects, and has been on faculty at NYU’s MFA program in Studio Art from 2005-2009. She was a 1999-2000 Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Her Whitney Program thesis was published in Artforum magazine (2000), and later turned into a book, INTERNET ART published in Thames and Hudson’s prestigious WORLD OF ART series in 2004. Also that year, Greene served as a curatorial consultant and catalogue essayist for the Whitney Biennial. More recent curatorial projects include several exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and "Artists Using YouTube” an event at the Kitchen. Recently hired by a European government to participate in a research project, Greene enjoys considering broad art world trends as well as the minutiae that comprise artist's oeuvres. Other affiliations include Rhizome.org, and Participant, Inc, an alternative space on the Lower East Side of New York where she is a founding board member.
Before co-founding Art & Advisory, Erica Samuels worked as Director of Bellwether, a cutting-edge gallery in New York, overseeing all aspects of sales and gallery operations. Prior to Bellwether, Samuels worked at Matthew Marks and Mitchell-Innes and Nash galleries. Samuels received a Masters in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education in 2003. She is an active supporter of the Dia Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is also a member of NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance). A recent project of Samuels' has been the curating of a collection for the New York Park Hyatt (opening 2012). She and Greene have worked together to publish prints by young artists which are initially exclusively for sale on Gilt Groupe (gilt.com).
Both Greene and Samuels are members of the PERFORMA Visionaries Group.