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, she was intrigued by art market research and evaluation methods for museum acquisition committees and 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. Many of Albrecht’s past art programs, exhibitions and public art projects have been featured in major print and online media 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, 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 building 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 media presence, and focuses on 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’s art collection management, catalog, insurance and resale appraisal service requests. Her area of expertise is in Post-War and Contemporary Art–Assemblage, Paintings, Photography, Prints and 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.