judges - americas

 
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Susannah Rosenstock

The Americas

Susannah Rosenstock is Director of Art Toronto, Canada’s only Modern and Contemporary fine art fair. She was previously Art Toronto's VIP relations and programming manager for 4 years, and before that was based in New York as an art advisor managing large corporate and private art collections. 

What they say

What do you love about art?
I love that it forces you to think, while also providing pure, visual pleasure
Artwork that first blew your mind?
Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith Slaying Holofernes.” She didn’t hold back
Favourite art ‘ism’?
Modernism. It broke the mold

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Jennifer Klos

Americas

Jennifer Klos is an art advisor and curator based in Dallas. She’s President of Collector House Inc., an art advisory firm that works with private collectors in the US and Europe.  For eight years, Jennifer worked as Curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

What they say

What do you do?
I help people learn how to buy art. The best part is that I get to see a lot of art and meet cool artists
Your surreal go-to object?
High-heeled shoe hat from 1937-38 by Elsa Schiaparelli in collaboration with Salvador Dali
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
Pop Art, the art movement without an '-ism' that always catches my eye

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Monica Pajarín

Americas

Monica Pajarín is a Luxury Advisor and Aesthetics Director based in New York City and Puerto Rico. She also owns Turisteando, a fine art and cultural interest private tour company, and New Factory Gallery - an alternative exhibition pop up space.

What they say

What do you do?
I advise on fine art for private clients, develop creative strategies for art galleries and dream of Architectural Digest-worthy interior designs
What do you love about art?
For an artist, art is the materialization of our wildest dreams and desires. For the viewer, it fulfills a void and gives way for deeper discussion within what each individual connects to
Artwork that first blew your mind?
Meret Oppenheim's Le Dejeuner en Fourrure because of what it is and it isn't. It's logical functional incompatibility and diverse levels of poetic interpretations always amazed me, along with the fact that I also think everything should have a little more fur

 
 
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Enrique Mitjans

Americas

Enrique Mitjans is an art consultant and advisor based in Buenos Aires. He worked for a number of prominent Argentine galleries before setting out on his own to help clients source artwork. Enrique is passionate about photography and regularly participates in Buenos Aires Photo, one of the biggest art fairs in Latin America.

What they say

What do you do?
I am an art dealer; I either help people sell their artworks or advice them on investment in art; modern and contemporary art
What do you love about art?
I love art since I was a kid; and like when you fall in love with a person, is difficult to explain; it makes you happy it gives you a recreation to your mind and soul
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
Definitely my favourite "ism" is impressionism

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Nicole Gordon

Americas

Nicole Gordon is the Founder of the blog, Art Is My Oxygen, and an Editorial Contributor for Sold Magazine. She's also an Online Author for Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Over the past two years Nicole has interviewed over 140 artists from around the world. Nicole herself holds a Fine Art degree in Sculpture.

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Kathryn Roberts

Americas

Kathryn Roberts founded the international Cork Street Open Exhibitions in 2007 which ran until 2013. Kathryn also founded Elizabeth Beecher Publishing, pioneering the creation of iArtBooks available on iBooks with artists such as Maslen and Mehra and Margaret Evangeline, working in conjunction with writers such as Edward Lucie-Smith, Estelle Lovatt FRSA, museums, and galleries.

What they say

What do you do?
I am the Founder of Art Is My Oxygen and an Editorial Contributor for Sold Magazine. I also consider myself an artist's advocate
What do you love about art?
I love that art is ever changing and breeds new life into all of its surroundings. I literally breathe it in to survive
Artwork that first blew your mind?
Keith Haring's chalk art. I had the pleasure of seeing them in person all over the MTA system while attending LaGuardia High School in NYC and was forever changed

 
 
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Bryan Yedinak

Americas

Bryan Yedinak is Co-Founder of Modernbook Gallery (now Themes+projects), an art gallery/bookshop hybrid. Over the past 20 years, he has curated over 100 exhibitions and has designed stands for art fairs in cities around the world. Bryan is currently on the advisory board of Modern Luxury, an interior design publication, and is a member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association.

What they say

Artwork that first blew your mind?
The album cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ (the music blew my mind too…)
Your surreal go-to object?
My Buddha
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
Photo-realism