Lauren Albrecht’s professional interest in contemporary art stems from a visually captivating Fred Tomaselli exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. After completing her bachelor’s degree in art history & communications, she was intrigued by art market research and evaluation methods for museum acquisition committees and decided to pursue a masters degree in the Art Market: Principles & Practices at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Curious about all facets of the art market, she has over 15 years of professional experience ranging from managing art advocacy campaigns, NYSCA & NYFA grant programs, regional public art initiatives, museum public relations, auction house marketing, contemporary art sales, various gallery management positions in New York and Los Angeles. Many of Albrecht’s past art programs, exhibitions and public art projects have been featured in major news outlets such as Architectural Digest, Artforum, Bloomberg News, Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree, Creator’s Project, Crain’s NY Business, KCRW’s Art Talk, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Talking Points Memo, 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 into the Belzberg Architect designed Gores Group office building at 9800 Wilshire. 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 media following, with a focus on local art talks, 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 all of DPA’s art collection database, catalog, insurance and resale appraisal service requests. Her expertise lies in Post-War and Contemporary Art–Sculpture, Paintings, Mixed Media, Assemblage, Photography, Prints and Multiples. 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 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles.