LA Art Show Gallerist Talks Presented by Citi
Welcome to the 2024 LA Art Show Gallerist Talks, proudly presented by Citi, the LA Art Show’s official bank partner.

We invite you to visit the captivating Citi space on the LA Art Show floor and experience the Art Over Eras – Styles of Expression and Inspiration exhibition. This dynamic curation of artwork transcends time, showcasing post-impressionist to modern to contemporary periods, and guides visitors through the evolution of artistic expression.

This exhibition also highlights the enduring inspiration that spans across eras, providing collectors and attendees with fresh perspectives on the art. We welcome you to further explore the influences that have shaped art over time through the LA Art Show Gallerist Talks Presented by Citi. This purposeful program was created to amplify a diverse range of galleries, forging connections with new audiences, art enthusiasts, and collectors.

This year’s live talks are set to showcase the exhibiting gallerists and their artists, delving into the profound impact of art on society. Join us for illuminating conversations with these panelists who will provide insights into the most fulfilling aspects of pursuing creative passions, and the transformative power of art.

Gallerist Talk, live at the Citi space, Saturday, February 17 at 3pm

DAPHNE ALAZRAKI | Daphne Alazraki Fine Art

New York City, NY and La Jolla, CA
A highly esteemed private art dealer, Daphne Alazraki grew up in La Jolla, CA, and attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduation, Daphne pursued her interest in Art Law, completed a series of Senate internships in Washington D.C., and worked as a paralegal at a Wall Street law firm in New York City.

Opting for a change, Daphne took a job working in the PR and Special Events division at Christie’s. The role offered her broad exposure to all of the internal departments of the auction house. The opportunity to work alongside a business partner specializing in Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings led to another career shift and a move abroad. In the early 1990s, Daphne and her partner based themselves in Paris and Düsseldorf and exhibited paintings at more than a dozen prestigious annual art fairs.

The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, in the Netherlands, eventually offered her a booth at the prestigious show in 1994, ultimately leading Daphne to launch Daphne Alazraki Fine Art as a solo business venture. This extraordinary opportunity in the international art world opened the door to an “old boys” club. It quickly established her as a pioneer for women in the field of Old Master European paintings. In early 2000, she returned to New York City with a focus on 17th Century Northern Old Masters.

A decade later, Alazraki Fine Art shifted its emphasis to specialize in 19th-century Impressionist art and later more Abstract and Contemporary art. Her business continues to evolve with the changing times and tastes. At this year’s LA Art Show, she will feature Abstract Expressionist and Contemporary pieces while still showing some works of the French Impressionist era.

Alazraki seeks to acquire exceptional paintings and works on paper for established and new clients. She offers advisory services, including artwork evaluation, appraisal, conservation, and framing. Alazraki Fine Art remains based in Midtown Manhattan, and Daphne also maintains an office from her home in La Jolla, California.

In this Gallerist Talk, Daphne will discuss what appeals to her about working in the secondary art market, what draws her to the artworks she chooses to represent, her thoughts on why she believes collectors choose different periods of artwork, and what she believes collectors will focus on next.

Gallerist Talk, live at the Citi space, Saturday, February 17 at 5pm

CYNTHIA VALIANTI CORBETT | Cynthia Corbett Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Cynthia Corbett Gallery, a London-based Contemporary art gallery, was established by American former economist, art historian, and curator Cynthia Valianti Corbett in 2004. This international nomadic art gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists. They also provide a broad annual exhibition program that includes international art fairs and collaborative projects worldwide. Gallery-represented and guest artists from British, American, and international backgrounds have had their work acquired by major museums, institutions, and private collections.

In 2009, Cynthia Valianti Corbett proudly launched the Young Masters Art Prize, a unique, not-for-profit curatorial platform supporting emerging international artists. The Prize celebrates artistic skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and art of the past. The work is reviewed, and the winners are selected by an independent judging panel of renowned art historians, collectors, curators, and art professionals. Three years later, the gallery launched an inaugural Young Masters Emerging Women Award. Following that, the fifth edition and 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Prize were held. In 2021, the Focus on the Female curatorial platform was developed as an artistic and philanthropic antidote to the disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic on women. The 6th edition of the Young Masters Art Prize successfully coincided with the 2023 Frieze London art fair held in Marylebone, London. In 2020, Cynthia was the recipient of the 2020 Tufts University Alumni Award with a Career Service Citation in recognition of her achievements and contribution to the international art world.

This Gallerist Talk will focus on Cynthia’s exciting and varied career and path, which includes working at Citi as an international economist specializing in emerging markets and based in New York and London. The discussion will include insights into how her experience around the world has influenced her work in the fine art world, and how she selects the artists she represents.

Joining the conversation will be two distinguished artists: Klari Reis, a San Francisco based artist renowned for her discerning integration of scientific tools and methodologies into the fabric of her artistic endeavors while adeptly maneuvering through a panorama of inventive techniques, perpetually unveiling novel applications of materials. Also joining will be American-born and Henley-upon-Thames-based artist Nicole Etienne, whose mixed media compositions explode with vibrancy and sensuality.