Meet Our Staff
Angela Di Bello, Gallery Director, brings to Agora Gallery over 25 years of experience in the New York art market, as a private and corporate fine art consultant and as a fine art administrator; representing artists and placing their work with many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, British Airways, The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, and Pfizer Corp Inc, as well as prominent private art collections. As the director of the prestigious Gallery at Lincoln Center, Ms. Di Bello was instrumental in developing the careers of numerous artists, placing paintings, sculpture, and photography with significant collectors. While at Lincoln Center, she also established the Metropolitan Opera Guild Print Program.
Sabrina A. Gilbertson, Assistant Director, has a BFA degree from Boston University, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History. Sabrina has also studied studio arts at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Italy, and has established an avid appreciation for art in her travels abroad. Previously, Sabrina has worked as a studio assistant and in the service industry.
Joyce Asper, PR Coordinator. Having begun her professional career in the field of genetics, Joyce left the world of scientific research for that of artistic creation. Art and science both involve careful planning, intuition, imagination and research, and she has brought those skills and vast experience in Public Relations to her current position at Agora.
Julie Wilson, Graphic Designer, is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art & Design, London. An artist in her own right, Julie has vast experience in the world of graphics and web design.
Karin Maraney, Writing and Social Media Coordinator, is originally from London, England. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Philosophy and a keen interest in fine art. Before starting work at Agora Gallery she was freelance writer and editor, with a focus on academic texts.
Clara Lemaire, Exhibitions Curator, has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Tours, France. Clara has travelled throughout Northern India, Nepal, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia in order to discover and experience the fine arts there as well as the architectural and cultural history of the regions.
Anya Khemlina, Business Administration Assistant, originally from Moscow, graduated from Moscow State University with a major in Sociology and International Relations. She has lived in Hungary, where she obtained a MA in International Relations and European Studies. Having travelled throughout many countries, Anya now lives in NY, and is very happy to bring her research and management skills to Agora Gallery.
Chiara Mortaroli, Gallery Registrar, originally from Italy. She has lived in Milan and Rome, where she received a BA in Art History with a focus on Renaissance Art. She has also studied painting and worked as a Sales Manager and Art Guide, traveling to major art cities in Europe. Chiara moved to New York City in 2009 to complete her MS Degree in Marketing. While delving deeper into the current international art market, she has honed both her research and development skills.
Find out more about Chiara in this interview on the Agora Art blog.
Christine Vittorino, Gallery Assistant, received a BA in Arts Administration from Baruch College in NYC, and later ventured abroad for her MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. Her specialization is in collections management, where she has published work on the evolution of long-term collection-sharing partnerships. Through her studies, work and travel, she has developed a deep appreciation of all aspects of art.
Find out more about Christine in this interview on the Agora Art blog.
Alexandra Cespedes, Marketing Assistant, has a BFA in fine arts; Alexandra is responsible for marketing artists nationally and internationally and assisting artists in refining their options. She is a strong believer in helping to develop talented artists as they emerge into the professional world of art.
Jati Baeza, PR & Marketing Assistant, majored in Art History and Spanish Literature at Cornell University. She has traveled widely to study art and its relation and relevance to the life of different countries. Her previous work experience includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, and Telemundo/NBC-TV News. Jati is delighted to join Agora Gallery and help artists enter the New York City art market.
Carolina Carilo, Competition Coordinator, is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in print and a postgraduate degree in Art Education. A skilled workshop artist, she has also worked in cultural management and gained experience in art education. Being an artist herself she loves to help and assist artists during their representation period.
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