Lauren Albrecht’s professional interest in contemporary art was sparked by a Fred Tomaselli exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in art history & communication studies from Canisius College, Albrecht was intrigued by museum acquisition committee research & art market evaluation methods. She decidedly 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, Albrecht 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. Her past gallery exhibitions, curatorial projects & public art programs 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, & 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 art talks/panels, biennials, film screenings, & notable exhibition openings.
DPA Fine Art’s valuation and secondary art market advisory services are led by Albrecht as she fields all client requests regarding art collection management, catalog writing, & insurance/resale appraisals. Her main area of training and expertise is in Post-War & Contemporary Art – Assemblage, Paintings, Photography, Prints & Multiples, Mixed Media, & Sculpture. She is a certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) art appraiser with Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA) and is a member of Artists Space (NY), Art Table (Southern California), Hammer Museum (LA), & Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.