These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.
Monica Haslip is the Founder and Executive Director of the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center and Academy, an innovative Arts and Culture Institution designed to create positive vehicles for children to thrive. Monica has received recognition from a great number of individuals and organizations such as: Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, who honored Monica for her youth violence prevention work as part of the White House Champions of Change. Monica was +recognized as one of “TheGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making,” released by theGrio.com, a division of NBC News, the list includes 100 African-American men and women who are writing the next chapter of American history.
Ysabel Pinyol studied architecture in Barcelona and Chicago before opening her gallery in Barcelona, working with a group of international artists. Later, she relocated to New York City, where she currently lives and works. In 2010 Ysabel joined Mana Contemporary as a Chief Curator. In 2014 Pinyol co-founded Mana Residencies in Jersey City and Chicago, a yearly residency program for mid-career artists. She is currently developing a cultural exchange program in Miami, featuring a residency program for Latin American artists. She continues to create new exhibitions and special projects for Mana Contemporary.
Nathan Michael is a creative entrepreneur living in Chicago. With a background in design, photography, and social media strategy, Nathan has spent the past 10 years help brand, big & small, share a better visual story. He is the founder of LOW RES — a community of creative-minded people working together to make the world a more generous and abundant place.
Vincent Uribe is a creative entrepreneur based in Chicago, IL. Vincent is the Founding Director of LVL3, an artist-run exhibition space and online publication platform he established in 2010 while attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). LVL3 is dedicated to fostering creative networks for emerging to established artists from around the world. In addition to running LVL3 Vincent is the Art Director at Arts of Life, working to advance the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.
Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.