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"The Changing Landscape of the Art Market"

Join us in a discussion on the changing landscape of collecting and how to navigate the current art market. Sponsored by: McColl Center for Art + Innovation, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, LaCa Projects, Jerald Melberg Gallery, New Gallery of Modern Art, SOZO Gallery, Moore&VanAllen, and Stephen & Aundrea Wilson.

Speakers: Nicole Berry, Deputy Director of The Armory Show; Cristin Tierney, owner of the Cristin Tierney Gallery NYC; Kaeli Deane, VP, Head of Department, Latin American Art at Phillips; Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov, Associate Director of Collector Relations at; and moderator: Jen Sudul Edwards, Ph.D., The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

LOCATION: Wells Fargo Auditorium/ Pre-talk reception at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (cash bar)



Nicole Berry joined The Armory Show in October 2016. As Deputy Director, Ms. Berry directly oversees VIP and Exhibitor relations, spearheading the fair’s VIP program and visitor services, developing new initiatives, and cultivating galleries and collectors across the globe. Raised in San Francisco, Ms. Berry received a Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University and a Master’s Degree in Art History from University of California at Davis. She has been active in the international art world as an art historian, art writer, curator and art advisor for over a decade. Beginning her career in the Contemporary Department at Sotheby’s in London, she subsequently worked in New York City at Vivian Horan Fine Art, James Goodman Gallery and as Director of Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery. In 2006, Ms. Berry created Accessible Art, a company that provides advising and consulting services in addition to reviews and information on global art events. Berry lectures on a range of topics from collection building to navigating fine art museums and international art fairs.   


Cristin Tierney is the owner of Cristin Tierney Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of New York's Chelsea district. The gallery is committed to the development and support of both established and emerging artists. The international exhibition program emphasizes critical theory and art history, with an attendant interest in under-recognized artists and art movements of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Prior to founding the gallery, Cristin was an advisor to a number of private collectors and institutions, and she was a consultant for many years at Christie's auction house. She has taught graduate level seminars on the history of the art market at Christie's Education and undergraduate art history at New York University. Cristin has also served on the boards and committees of several non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Reynolda House Museum of Modern Art. 


Kaeli Deane was appointed VP, Head of Department, Latin American Art at Phillips in July 2017. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Phillips' Latin American Art auctions and business development efforts by cultivating networks among collectors, dealers, curators and others in the art world. Prior to being named Head of Department, Ms. Deane held the roles of Specialist and Head of Sale in Phillips' Latin American Art Department. She has been responsible for working closely with clients, obtaining consignments, developing art catalogues, and managing auction sales. At Phillips, Ms. Deane has overseen five successful auctions of Latin American Art and has organized a number of collaborations with foundations such as Vivarte, Fomento Cultural Banamex, and FLORA ars+natura. Her team has helped break down the barriers of Latin American and Contemporary art, leading to a number of new world auction records for artists such as Carmen Herrera, Doris Salcedo, Olga de Amaral, and Os Gemeos. Ms. Dean began her career at Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art where she held the position of Sales Director, designing exhibitions, researching artworks and working closely with Latin American art collectors. Originally from Connecticut, Ms. Deane studied Latin American art at Tufts University under Adriana Zavala. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Art History and Spanish.


Stas Johnson-Chyzhykova is the Associate Director of Collector Relations at Artsy, the leading global platform for discovering and collecting art. With over 500,000 for-sale fine art and design works listed by top galleries, auction houses, and non-profit organizations around the world, Artsy is the go-to resource and commercial platform for collectors. Since joining the company in late 2012, Stas has cultivated Artsy's global collector network, including private sales and VIP programs for new & experienced collectors as well as professional art consultants & interior designers. Stas oversees a team of art sales associates and collaborates closely with Artsy's Product team and Leadership to constantly enhance and upgrade collector experience. Stas is a frequent VOGUE Ukraine contributor, and author of four cover stories on Marina Abramovic, Nan Goldin, Vanessa Beecroft and Olympia Scarry. She is a graduate of Brown University and Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York.