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Harriette Lawler
Gallery Director
United States

Harriette has curated and organized many art exhibitions, co-founded and co-directed two artist cooperatives in Louisiana and New Mexico, taught children's art classes in New York, and exhibited her own work across the USA and in Europe with sculpture commissions in Los Angeles, New York City, and London. Her work resides in many private collections and in the City of Albuquerque public collection.

Originally from Louisiana plus 20 years in the New York City area, she now resides in New Mexico. For 30 years, she worked in publishing, including Rolling Stone (production manager), Village Voice (computer operations manager), and Popular Mechanics (associate art director). She has also published and designed 2 art books plus 2 art and poetry anthologies, co-edited with Hungarian poet Agnes Marton. Their first anthology won the Saboteur Award for Best Mixed Anthology at the London Book Club in 2013.


 

Michael Berry
Gallery Advisor
Australia

Born in Melbourne Australia in 1951, Michael drew from the moment he picked up a pencil.
He worked in research Pharmacology at three universities, and became a scientific illustrator.

Seeing all sculptural and pictorial art as ‘visual thinking’, he embraces the mediums of drawing, painting, collage, assemblage and poetry.

Michael has held over twenty solo exhibitions, shown in numerous group shows, completed many commissions, featured in national and international art publications, self-published four books (including two poetry with drawings and one graphic novel), draws the “Rocky Rhetoric” cartoon series (due for publication in 2019), collaborates with his wife Patricia Hemingway creating original tapestries, is an arts journalist, teaches ‘visual thinking’, and has coined ‘Symphonic Space’ to describe the multi-perspectival visual space in which he explores.

 

Virginia Erdie
Gallery Advisor
United States

Born 1958 in Fairmont, WV.  BFA from the Maryland Institute, MAAT from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studies in London UK.  Erdie now resides in Hollywood, Florida.

Virginia Erdie has been creating fine art for over 30 years. Her interest in quantum physics, the ramifications of socio-economic status, political corruption, and criminal psychology have also led her to explore those areas in her art.

Erdie has curated many art exhibits in Miami, including her own galleries in the Miami art mecca, Wynwood Art
District, and her teaching gallery in North, across from the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) . Her gallery members ranged from children to adults.  She represented these artists and provided a venue for them to realize their own talents and interests. She continues to provide art therapy services to a wide range of persons with mental disabilities in different facilities, including addiction sites.

 

 

 

Heinz Gövert
Gallery Advisor
Germany

"HEGO" is a pseudonym – derived from the first two letters of his first and last name (Heinz Goevert). A longtime drummer in the rock- and rhythm ‘n blues scene in Dortmund, Germany, he recently published a book about those years. HEGO’s works express primordial feelings controlled by reason. In his abstract paintings he attempts to visualize emotions, feelings, and moods as they are expressed in blues music. He also attempts to express the transitoriness, the decay of life as a necessary precondition for the genesis of something new. Some of his paintings show a ZEN - like motif. His materials’ vocabulary is just as eclectic, often incorporating sand, marble dust, twine, denim and copper into his paintings. He’s been publicly juried into the top 10 twelve times in the “Saatchi Showdown" Gallery, which receives over 40 million hits per day. HEGO's works were shown in exhibitions in New York (6x), Cape Town, Stockholm (2x), Luxembourg, Malta, Orewa (NZ), and in Cologne (3x), Hagen and Witten (2x), Germany. HEGO has works in private collections all over the world.

 

Ilham Mahfouz
Gallery Advisor
United States

ILham Mahfouz a visual artist Graduate from eastern Michigan University B.F.A Ceramic and painting and Minor in art history. Recipient of First prize awards in painting and ceramic had 11 solo art exhibits in Michigan and participated in more than 100 group art exhibits nationally and internationally. Working and teaching in Michigan, her style is abstract, published her first art book (“Whispers from the East”) 2014 By: Wasteland publishing. Curated several art exhibits, her art work in National Arab American Museum in Dearborn Michigan, also in new art museum in Armada Michigan, and at the Amnesty International Museum cell in Denmark.

 

Neil Nieuwoudt
Gallery Advisor
South Africa

Neil is a self-taught visual artist and has been working professionally in the arts industry since 2007 in various galleries and art establishments from gallery assistant to curator.
He is one of the founding members of the Dead Bunny Society (March 2015). He was awarded the Ampersand Fellowship residency in New York City, NY (February 2016).
 
His work has been included in exhibitions internationally, including Berlin, San Francisco, Luxembourg, and in various cities and galleries in SA.
 
His works have also been included and sold in numerous charitable art auctions at ABSA and for the MAD Leadership Foundation / Valley Flair Art Auction held both locally in Franschoek and abroad at the 8th Annual USA Golf Classic & Gala Dinner at Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City.
 
His works are held in prominent private collections including the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa and in smaller private collections internationally, as well as the ABSA permanent collection in Johannesburg.