Scholar, Lecturer, Curator
Kathy is a curator of exhibitions in museums and galleries, most recently, Carmen Argote: Warm is a Black for Ballon Rouge, The Art of Fashion at Fountain House Gallery New York, Escape Attempts at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, and E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. Austria.
She has authored numerous articles and books, including: New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices, 2017 (IB Tauris) and Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Artists in 1970s London (IB Tauris), which won the Choice Book Award for 2013.
Battista is co-editing (with NY faculty Bryan Faller) a forthcoming book on artist estates and foundations, Creative Legacies’ Critical Issues in Artist Estates, for Lund Humphries. She is also co-founder of Art Legacy Planning, a consulting agency that helps artists and families plan their legacies.
Susan Cooke is Program Director of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.
Recently appointed as Publications Project Manager at Gagosian Gallery, New York, Susan will be managing artist and artist’s estates-related publications, including a forthcoming comprehensive monograph on the sculptor Walter De Maria (1935-2013), and advising on catalogue raisonné research and publication (print and digital) best practices.
As Associate Director of The Estate of David Smith (2002-2018) she directed the preparation of a revised and updated Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture of David Smith (1906-1965), and edited David Smith: Collected Writings, Lectures, Interviews, an anthology published by University of California Press (Documents in Twentieth Century Art), 2018.
She has an A.B. in Fine Arts [Art History] from Harvard University and a M.Phil., from the Dept. of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University.
Art Library and Archive Consultant
Caroline is currently Head Archivist at Richard Serra Studio. Previously, she was the Senior Project Associate for the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Drawing, under the aegis of The Menil Collection, Houston.
Caroline has worked as a library and archive consultant for non-profit cultural heritage institutions including the Rosand Library and Study Center at Save Venice, Italy; Dia Foundation for the Arts, New York; and the American Jewish Historical Society, New York.
In addition, she is part of a team in the preliminary stages of preparing the catalogue raisonne of a prominent American artist.
Caroline has a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a M.L.I.S from Pratt Institute.
In 1996 David co-founded the New York gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash with his wife Lucy Mitchell-Innes. The gallery places exemplary contemporary artists within an historical context, revealing a continuity of ideas and aesthetic virtuosity from the Modern Era through the present day.
He previously headed the worldwide Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art divisions of Sotheby’s, New York.
David directs the Cézanne Catalogue Raisonné Project, which he created in 2011. He is co-author (along with Jayne Warman and Walter Feilchenfeldt) of The Paintings of Paul Cézanne; An Online Catalogue Raisonné.