Lauren Albrecht’s professional interest in contemporary art was sparked by a profound Fred Tomaselli exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in art history & communications from Canisius College, she was intrigued by museum acquisition committee art market research and evaluation methods thus went on to pursue a master’s degree in the Art Market: Principles & Practices at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY.
Curious about all aspects of the art market, she has over 15 years of professional experience ranging from managing arts advocacy campaigns, NYSCA & NYFA grant programs, public art initiatives, museum public relations, auction house marketing, contemporary art sales, including various gallery management positions in New York and Los Angeles. Albrecht’s past art exhibitions, programs, and public art initiatives have been featured in major print and online media outlets such as Architectural Digest, Artforum, Bloomberg News, Buffalo News, Creator’s Project, CURBED, Crain’s NY Business, KCRW’s Art Talk, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, NPR News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Wallpaper*, Washington Post, and WIRED.
Prior to joining DPA, Albrecht was Director of Business Development & Sales at Shulamit Nazarian’s gallery in Venice, CA where she met DPA’s owner, Deanna by placing artwork in the stunning Belzberg Architects’ designed Gores Group office collection located at 9800 Wilshire Boulevard. In 2013, she cofounded Art Nerd New York, an online art “travel guide” highlighting public art, art history, and special events. As Editor of Art Nerd Los Angeles, she maintains a small team of contributors, social following, and focuses on Southern California art talks/panels, film screenings, gallery openings, and notable museum exhibitions.
Albrecht’s extensive professional training in the art market includes fine art valuation and secondary market art advisory services. She fields DPA client’s art collection management, catalog, insurance and resale appraisal service requests. Her area of expertise is in Post-War & Contemporary Art – Assemblage, Paintings, Photography, Prints & Multiples, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. She is a certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) art appraiser with the Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA) and a member of Artists Space (New York), Art Table (Southern California), The Hammer Museum at UCLA, and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles.