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Art Basel, Miami, 2010-2014

Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

Scope Art Fair, New York City, 2013-2016

Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2013

New Museum Triennial, NYC, 2012, '15

Spring Masters New York, 2014-2015

Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2015

New York Armory Show, 2010-2016  

Venice Biennial, Italy, 2011, 2013, 2016

Asia Week, NY, 2010-2016  

Frieze, London, UK, 2013-2015

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, NYC, 2011, 2013, 2015

Pulse Art Fair, NY, 2013-2016

Outsider Art Fair, 2013-2016

Parashophia: International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto, Japan, 2015

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  • Certified Member, Appraisers Association of America (AAA).  Past and Current Representative to the Board.  Past Co-Chair, Annual AAA Convention
  • Faculty Member, Appraisal Studies, New York University SPSC, 2004-2015, Courses have included Art and Science and Asian Contemporary Art
  • Member, National Arts Club Appraisal Committee
  • Member, The Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association
  • Member, Contemporary Art Council, New Museum, New York City
  • Member, Salvador Dali Research Center
  • Member, Art Advisory Committee, Hunter College, New York City

 Other Organization and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Hunter College Foundation, New York NY 2013-Present
  • Board of Directors, American Chai Trust, New York, 2002-Present
  • Board of Directors, Cherry Lane Theater (emeritus)
  • Board of Directors, Friends Without Borders/ Children’s Hospital /Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia (emeritus)
  • Member, American Committee on South Asian Art


  • Contributor, Chapter: “Asian Art,” Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide, AAA/ Hudson Hills Press, 2013
  • Contributor, Chaeter:  “Science and Art,” An Approach to the Advanced Problems Of Appraising Art, 2012
  • Articles in Orientations, International Herald Arts & Antiques, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, The Asian Art Newspaper, Oriental Art, Arts of Asia, and others.

 Partial List As Lecturer or Panel Member

  • Lecturer: “Appraising Asian Art in 10 Objects,” AAA 2015 Convention, New York 
  • Panel Member, “Then and Now: Changes in Appraisal Protocols” AAA Convention, New York City
  • Panel Member, “Art Management,” Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Panel Member, “Working with Science—Use of Science in Evaluation and Conservation of Art and Antiques,” AAA Annual Convention, New York
  • Lecturer, “The Asian Mid-Market,” AAA Annual Convention, New York
  • Vetting Committee, Spring Masters Art + Design Show, New York City

Partial List of Activities, 2013 to Present

  • Lecture:  “Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practice,” Fabrice Strounartistic, Director, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, Hunter/ Roosevelt House, NYC
  • Lecture: Japenese Experiential Photography, Yasufumi Nakamori, Grey Gallery, NY
  • Conference: “7 on 7,” contemporary art, Rhizome, New Museum, New York City
  • Symposium:  William Agee Program, Various Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art, Hunter College, New York City
  • Studio Visit:  chim↑pom Artist Collective, Tokyo, Japan
  • Studio Visit:  Lyota Yagi, Artist, Kyoto, Japan
  • Lecture: “Essential Issues in Artist’s Estates,” Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York City
  • Lecture: “Cultural Heritage,” New York Law School, New York City
  • Symposium: IFAR, “Antiquities Trafficking and Terrorist Financing,” New York City
  • Exhibition Tour: “Indian Modernism,” Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, NYC
  • Lecture:  “Art Authentication Issues,” Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York City
  • Studio Visit: Marilyn Minter, New Museum, New York City
  • Lecture:  “A Curatorial Conversation About Nam June Paik,” Michelle Yun, Curator, Asia  Society, New York City
  • Exhibition Tour:  “Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab,” Miwako Tezuka, Curator, Japan Society, New York City
  • Lecture: “Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, Artist,” Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Lecture: “Chris Ofili, Artist” New Museum, New York City
  • Symposium: PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary Symposium (Japanese Art after 1945), Japan Society, Museum of Modern Art, Drawing Center, New York City
  • Lecture: “International Dunhuang (China) Project,” Susan Whitfield, NYC
  • Lecture:  "The Eggshell Audit – Identifying and Handling Cracks in Client Returns", Withers Bergman, New York City
  • Lecture:  “New Media Art,” Christie’s, The Aspen Institute, New York City
  • Lecture: “I Tatti, B Berenson,” Florence, Italy
  • Studio Visit: “Trevor Paglen, Artist” New Museum, New York City
  • Lecture:  “Himalayan Art,“ Jane Casey and Jan van Alphen, Bonhams, NYC
  • Exhibition Tour: “Donald Judd,” Grey Art Gallery, New York City
  • Symposium:  “Chinese Contemporary Art Market,” Armory Show, New York City
  • Lecture: “Densatil” Katherine Paul, Newark Museum Curator, Asia Society, NYC
  • Course:  “Institutional Criticism,” Hunter College, New York City
  • Exhibition Tour:  “The Artful Recluse:  Painting, Poetry and Politics in 17th Century China,” Prof. Jonathan Hay, Asia Society, New York City
  • Conference: “7 on7,“  contemporary art, Rhyzome, London, UK
  • Lecture Tour: Walsh/ Tasmanian collection, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • Lecture: Thea Westreaich/ Ethan Wagner Collecting Lecture, FIAC, UK
  • Symposium: “Contemporary Art in Cambodia: An Historical Inquiry” Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Lecture: Prof. Henry Smith, “Edo Pop Popping Out of Time & Space in Ukiyo-e Prints,” Japan Society, New York City
  • Lecture: “Issues With Antiquities Valuations,” Sarah Cox, NYC
  • Lecture:  “Danh Vo, Artist” Guggenheim, Sackler Center, New York City
  • Lecture:  “Mohammed Kazem and Reem Fadda” Guggenheim, New York City
  • Lecture: “Disaster Preparedness & Recovery,” DeWitt Stern and ARTnews Dealer Forum, Museum of Art & Design, New York City

Partial List of Art Fairs Attended

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