About Alaina Simone
Founder and Director
Alaina Simone is an artist liaison and art consultant who works primarily in the fields of Contemporary Art Sales and Education. She has produced and curated exhibitions with corresponding artist talks and educational programming in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. Since 2009, Simone has worked as an artist liaison to established interdisciplinary artists such as Howardena Pindell, Fred Eversley and Barbara Nessim among many others. She has worked closely with the Estate of Arman, Estate of Merton Simpson, Estate of Allan Stone and the Estate of James Van Der Zee to name a few. In 2018, Simone co-founded Private View SoHo (PRVT VW) a nomadic gallery, project space and artist residency in New York City in collaboration with Verbier 3-D Foundation co-founder, Madeleine Paternot. She has led and produced panel discussions and happenings with Untitled, Art (San Francisco, CA), Yale University (New Haven, CT, Spelman College (Atlanta, GA), Pratt University (Brooklyn, NY), Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), Prizm Art Fair (Miami, FL), Jan Van Eyck Academie ( Maastricht, NL), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), MoCADA (Brooklyn, NY), Pratt University (Brooklyn, NY) the National Arts Club (New York, NY) and IESA International (Paris, FR) among other notable institutions.
Her exhibitions have been recognized by leading publications including The New York Times, Art in America, Modern Painters, Art Forum, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, The New Yorker, and Whitehot Magazine among many others. In 2013, Simone received the Innovators of Change Award from J. Walter Thompson Worldwide. She serves on the board of Verbier 3-D Foundation. Simone is an ambassador for Cool Culture, Residency Unlimited, SculptureCenter, and the National Arts Club.
She lives and works in New York City.