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.
Clara Lemaire-Pratt, 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.
Annmarie Zito, Exhibitions Coordinator, graduated from Marist College with a BA in Art History and minors in Business and History. During her sophomore year of college she studied abroad at the Lorenzo De Medici School in Florence, Italy and focused on Renaissance Art and Museum Studies. She has had a wide range of internship experiences in the art world including auction houses, museums and galleries.
Find out more about Annmarie in this interview on the Agora Art blog.
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 Chiarain this interview on the Agora Art blog.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about Alexandra in this interview on the Agora Art blog.
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.
Justine McCullough, Gallery Assistant, has masters degrees in Art History and Art Business from Florida State University and Sotheby's Institute of Art. Her art interests include conceptual and text-based work, abstract painting, and the history of the modern art market. She continues to hone her knowledge of contemporary art by frequenting galleries throughout New York City.
Find out more about Justinein this interview on the Agora Art blog.
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.
Mary Eleanor Hurt, Spanish Gallery Assistant, has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, with a major in Art History with a concentration in Renaissance and Baroque painting. She traveled to Berlin to study modern sculpture and architecture, has worked as a medical translator for Spanish-speaking patients and hopes to promote Spanish artists in NYC. While working at Agora Gallery she is developing an academic paper on the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, and is thrilled to nourish her love of the arts.
Elizabeth Duker-Gold, Gallery Assistant, graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Sociology. She has studied photography and video production, and has worked as a portrait photographer and as a video production assistant. She is an amateur writer and artist in her own time.
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