our advisors

Kathy Battista

Kathy Battista
Writer, Educator, Curator

Kathy is the Founding Program Director of the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford University Press, and Editor of the Irving Kriesberg Catalogue Raisonné Project.

She is author of 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.

Recent exhibitions include The Art of Fashion, Fountain House Gallery, New York, June 2017; Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, Feb–March 2017; Democracy: What’s Right What’s Left, Phoenix Gallery, New York, January 2016; and E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Austria, July–November 2015.


Susan Cooke

Susan Cooke
Art Historian

Susan is Associate Director of The Estate of David Smith and Program Director of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.

She currently directs the revised and updated Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture of David Smith (1906-1965), to be published by Yale University Press.

Susan is the Editor of David Smith: Writings, Lectures, Interviews, 2018, an anthology published by University of California Press (Documents in Twentieth Century Art series).

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.


Caroline Gabrielli

Caroline Gabrielli
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.


  David Nash
David Nash
Art Dealer

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.