New Art Academy works with many art professionals, blockchain and crypto specialists and AI scientists. Here are the profiles of some of our recent speakers, panelists and instructors.

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Kevin Abosch

Artist, Latest Project: I am a coin

The work of artist Kevin Abosch is driven by his interest in the nature of identity, value, and human currency. Read More


Andrey Alekhin

Co-founder and CEO of Snark, Digital and Crypto Art Marketplace

Andrey has been a successful entrepreneur for 20+ years. He was the founder of MIGZ - International Festival of Contemporary Music and Media Arts.  Read More.

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Jessica Angel


Jessica Angel is a Colombian-American artist based in NYC working on the intersection between art, science, and technology. She is currently developing the Dogethereum Bridge Art Project, a massive public art structure inspired by blockchain technologies and sponsored by the TrueBit foundation. The piece will be displayed at the Vancouver Biennale in early 2019. Read More

Jason Bailey

Founder, Artnome

Jason Bailey is an art nerd covering art and technology at the blog artnome.com and on the DankRares podcast. Jason has a BA in studio art and art history from Framingham State University (2001) and an MFA in digital art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2010). Jason is an advisor to blockchain art platforms Dada.nyc and Portion.io. Read More

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Nolan Bauerle

Director of Research, Coindesk

CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. Its mandate is to inform, educate and connect the global community as the authoritative daily news provider dedicated to chronicling the space. Read More

Anne Bracegirdle

Associate Vice President & Specialist, Photographs Department, Christie’s

Anne Bracegirdle is an Associate Vice President and Specialist in Christie's Photographs Department. She co-organized Christie’s inaugural Art+Tech Summit in July 2017 which focused on blockchain. Read More


Nicole Bouchard-Tejeiro

Director, Business Process, Crozier Fine Arts

Nicole Bouchard-Tejeiro has been at Crozier for 15 years, starting as a project manager with a focus on international art collections and exhibitions, then leading Crozier’s project management team before moving into her role as Director of Technology and Process. In her current role she and her team are responsible for infrastructure, systems, processes and technology strategy at Crozier. Read More

Jérôme Croisier

Chief Art Officer, Maecenas

Jérôme Croisier is an Art Historian, based in Switzerland. He has 20 years of art market experience, mainly as expert and head of a department in the Fine Art auction business. Read More

Nanne Dekking

Chairman of the Board of TEFAF, Founder and CEO of Artory

Artory’s core product, the Artory Registry, is a secure, digital registry of verified information about artworks and collectibles, and their history. Artory builds an additional layer of trust into the art market that is already the norm when purchasing other valuable items—houses, cars, jewelry, or even computer software. Read More


Daniel Doubrovkine

Chief Technology Officer, Artsy.net

Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is a seasoned entrepreneur, technologist, CTO at Artsy.net in New York, the largest online fine art marketplace and publication. Daniel graduated from University of Geneva in late 90s with a degree in Computer Science. Daniel is the creator and maintainer of many popular open-source projects and a lifetime artist. Read More

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal

Founder & Director, Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Rutgers University

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. Read More


G. Thomas Esmay

Director of Business Development, SingularDTV’s

G. Thomas Esmay is a New York-based filmmaker & educator. He has worked on a variety of documentaries, live broadcasts, and short films. 
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Alban Fischer

Global Head Digital Platforms, Art Basel

Alban Fischer, Global Head of Digital Platforms, Art Basel. In his role, Alban oversees digital developments for Art Basel.  Read More


Katerina Frank

Category Manager Art, eBay

Katerina Frank is the Category Manager for Art at eBay, where on any given day, she works to promote art from individual sellers, galleries, and auction houses. Read More

Marcelo Garcia Casil

Founder & CEO, Maecenas

Marcelo is a Financial Technology Innovation expert who has wide-ranging experience designing and building mission-critical systems for investment banks in Europe and Asia, and consulting for financial institutions.  Read More


Cynthia Gayton

Owner, Gayton Law

Cynthia M. Gayton, Esq. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. Cynthia is a member of both the State Bar of Virginia and the District of Columbia Bar. She is the owner of Gayton Law, in Arlington, Virginia which concentrates on small business formation, intellectual property, information technology, and business transactions/contracts. Read More


Nigel Glenday

Vice President, Strategy, Athena Art Finance

As VP of Strategy, Nigel is responsible for developing and managing Athena’s strategic partner relationships and transaction execution for the firm’s key clients. Launched in 2015, Athena Art Finance is a leading independent finance company specializing in lending collateralized by high-value fine art serving private clients and art market professionals globally. Read More


Masha Golovina

Director, Market Analysis, Masterworks

Masha has over 10 years of experience in art economics, market research, and financial modeling. As an Associate Vice President at Christie’s, she oversaw risk and profitability over a broad spectrum of accounts and markets. Previously she worked in Specialized Analytics at Citi for 3 years, where she managed portfolio strategy. Ms. Golovina holds an M.A. in Economics from Duke University and a B. A. in Economics and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. Read More


Marco Grossi

Director, Audit and Risk Management, Deloitte 

Marco Grossi is the Director in the Assurance practice at Deloitte with over 16 years of audit, advisory and consulting experience in Treasury and Investment Banking.  Read More

Matt Hall

Co-Creator, Cryptopunks

Matt is a co-creator of the Cryptopunks project, the first example of non-fungible tokens on Ethereum and the basis for the ERC-721 standard. Matt is also a co-founder of Choon, the largest blockchain music platform in the world with over 20,000 tracks uploaded since launch in mid-2018. Read More


Kellie Honeycutt

Director of Institutional Advancement, Public Art Fund

As the Director of Institutional Advancement, Kellie Honeycutt oversees all aspects of Public Art Fund’s communications and development activities. Read More


Jess Houlgrave

Co-founder and COO, Codex Protocol

Jess Houlgrave, Co-founder and COO, Codex Protocol, an industry-backed decentralised title registry. Read More


Roy Huang

Founder, FRESCO

Roy is the founder of FRESCO, the world’s first blockchain art asset network. Coming from a collector family, Roy has formed an appreciation for art since the very beginning. Read More

Vitomir Jevremović

Founder & CEO, VR ALL ART

Vitomir Jevremović is a founder and a CEO of VR ALL ART, the first platform and a new marketplace for artists, galleries, museums and the general public to exhibit, explore and acquire art in the virtual and augmented worlds. Vitomir has a background in both development and business. He has been running a production company Digital Mind, creating VR, AR, web and mobile applications in the fields of marketing, culture, and education. Read More


Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov

Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov Business Operations & Client Relations, Consumer Marketplace Team, Artsy.net

Artsy.net is the leading online art platform. With over 250,000 for-sale fine art and design works listed by top galleries, auction houses, and non-profit organizations around the world, Artsy is the go-to resource and commercial platform for collectors.  Read More

Ulvi Kasimov

Founder, .ART domain

Ulvi Kasimov is Forbes-listed venture capitalist, collector and philanthropist. In 2016 Kasimov and his London based company UKCI launched .ART domain, the world’s only top-level domain designed for those who live and breathe art. Dedicated to the support of culture in a variety of forms, .ART empowers members of the art community to make strong statements in the online space. 

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Alexandra Kramer

Partner, CKR Law

Alexandra Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group of over 50 attorneys world-wide, who provide U.S. and foreign clients including startups, cryptofunds, investors, advisors and more with sophisticated and knowledgeable legal advice in underlying legal specialties such as securities, real estate, intellectual property, banking, tax, finance, corporate, investment funds, employment and litigation. Read More


Kevin Lay

Director of Operations, ARCIS

Kevin brings decades of experience in fine and decorative art storage, logistics and collection care for his role as Director of Operations for ARCIS, New York’s first and only FTZ designated for fine art. Read More


Michael Lee

Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Sndbox

Michael S. Lee (Cornell ’11, Harvard ’15) cofounded the creative studio Sndbox in 2017 and acts as the Director of Operations. The studio’s work focuses on maximizing the impact and engagement of blockchain-powered initiatives through design projects. Recent work includes establishing The Crypto Renaissance exhibition in New York (2018), Steem Park (2017), and The Creative Crypto magazine. Read More

Judy Mam

Co-founder CMO, DADA.nyc. 

Born and raised in Mexico City, and a New Yorker since 1992, Judy Mam is the Co-founder of DADA.nyc, the world's only visual conversation platform with a rare digital art marketplace on Ethereum blockchain. Read More


Kevin McCoy

Founder and CEO, Monegraph

Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of Monegraph. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU where he oversees the department's digital art practices. He has had a long studio art career working collaboratively with his partner Jennifer McCoy.  Read More


Alain Mestat

Managing Partner PassionProtect® and ArtandMotion®

Alain has over 25 years of experience within the wealth management industry. For 13 years he was a Director with the Edmond de Rothschild Group as Global Head of Marketing, Communication and Strategic Business Development. Read More


Lindsay Moroney

COO, Artory

The Artory Registry, is the only blockchain registry of vetted information about artworks, collectibles, and their history.  Read More


Jaisimha Muthegere

CTO, Visto Hub

Jaisimha Muthegere was appointed to Chief Technology Officer in 2017, and previously led the development of the Visto Hub as a Senior Vice President. Read More

Louis Parker

Rare Human, Artist, The Rare Pepe Blockchain Project

The Rare Pepe Blockchain Project is the first spontaneous, decentralized emergence of blockchain-secured art. Harnessing both the power of memes and of Bitcoin, blockchain-secured Rare Pepes dare to ask of us the question: what makes value? Read More


Patrick O'Grady

CEO, Yosemite X, Inc

Patrick O'Grady is experienced in building quantitative trading models for public equities. His interest in trading led him to research the blockchain and the implications it has on the future of technology.  Read More

Jonathan Perkins

Co-founder, Pixura and Super Rare Art Marketplace

With the help of his music collection on tapes, CDs, vinyl, and Napster, Jonathan was fascinated to realize as a kid that our experience of art is framed by technology. Read More. 


Adeline Pilon

Co-Founder, Happening

Through Artist Profiles, HAPPENING constitutes an informational platform dedicated to bringing greater transparency to the art market. Read More


Kurt Pritz

Kurt Pritz, Board Member, .ART domain

A Member of the UK Creative Ideas Strategic Planning Board, Kurt has led operations in the UK and then the US offices of the .ART Domain Registry -  bringing a new platform, new technologies, and online visibility for artists and art institutions. Read More

Sherone Rabinovitz

MFA. Filmmaker, Technologist, Blockchainer, Educator, and Public Speaker

Sherone has made a career blending multiple skills in Art & Technology in a unique and cogent way. Read More


Beatriz Helena Ramos

Founder, Dada.nyc

Beatriz Helena Ramos is an artist and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of DADA.nyc the world’s only visual conversation network where people speak to each other through drawings and create collaborative art. Before founding DADA, Beatriz made illustrations for the New York Times, worked in animated TV shows for MTV, Disney and Cartoon Network. Read More


Patrick Regan

Fine Art Consultancy, Appraiser, PWR Studios

Patrick is based in Connecticut and New York and has experience in the art world working as a fine art appraiser, auction specialist, gallerist, dealer, collections advisor and art business consultant. Read More


Jason Rosenstein

CEO, Portion

Jason is a blockchain developer who identified the transformative and multifaceted capabilities of blockchain technology in 2011. He began building powerful machines to generate cryptocurrency and produced prototypes demonstrating the capabilities made possible by blockchain. Read More

Jennifer Schipf

Senior Vice President Fine Art and Specie  - North America & Broker Client Management, Global Lines – North America, XL Catlin

Jennifer leads XL Catlin’s Fine Art and Specie business and Broker Client Management for Global Lines. She oversees fine art, jewelers block and general specie insurance. She’s been dedicated to the highly specialized niche market of fine art underwriting for nearly two decades and recently helped establish the XL Catlin Art Prize. She also leads broker and client business development efforts for Global Lines insurance products. Read More


Gabrielle Segal

Business Development Manager - Fine Art, Borro Private Finance

As Business Development Manager for Fine Art at Borro Private Finance, Gabrielle Segal cultivates strategic relationships with art market partners. Originally launched in London in 2009 and operational in the US since 2012, Borro Private Finance Borro Private Finance provides discreet loans secured exclusively against fine art and luxury assets, facilitated by in-house valuation expertise, giving individuals powerful, non-bank financing options for immediate access to capital. Read More


David Shapiro

Art appraiser, Victor Wiener Associates, LLC

David Shapiro is an art appraiser for Victor Wiener Associates, LLC. He has worked on several legal cases including the appraisal of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts in connection with the 2014 Detroit bankruptcy trial as well as the art fraud case of USA vs. Luke Brugnar...Read More


Daniel Sieberg

Eco-System Growth Lead / Co-founder, Civil

Daniel Sieberg leads eco-system growth at Civil. He has more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology and journalism. Read More


Oliver Smith

Senior Reporter, Forbes

Oliver Smith is a Senior Reporter at Forbes, covering fintech, crypto and the sharing economy across Europe. Read More


Eve Sussman


Eve Sussman works with film, video and installation. Her work runs the gambit from small gauge analogue film and multi-camera surveillance operations to hi-def film/video productions. In an attempt to re-invent and push the envelope of the form much of her work experiments with narrative and addresses the question: “What is a movie?”. She often collaborates with performers, musicians and programmers, sometimes under the name Rufus Corporation. Read More

Serge Tiroche

Co-Founder, Tiroche DeLeon Collection and ArtRunners

Mr. Tiroche was born in 1966 in Israel, to a family of art dealers. As a student in Paris in the mid-90s, he started collecting contemporary art while completing his MBA and turning to private banking as a profession. Read More


Tom Toumazis

Executive Chairman, Tagsmart

Tom Toumazis MBE is the Executive Chairman at Tagsmart and leads the company alongside Steve Cooke, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer.  Read More

Christopher Vroom

Founder & CEO, CollectorIQ

Christopher E. Vroom, CFA is the Founder and CEO of CollectorIQ, a New York-based data and analytics platform for fine art. He also founded Art+Culture Projects, a publisher of high-quality, limited-edition prints and multiples which are produced to support museums and cultural institutions around the world.  Previously, Vroom founded and was Chairman of Artspace.com, the world’s leading marketplace for fine art, sold to Phaidon Press in 2014. Read More

Yan Walther

Global Manager SGS Art Services

After completing a Master of Arts at Lausanne University (Switzerland), Yan Walther worked on the production and organization of several international cultural projects in Switzerland and Russia (opera, theater, exhibitions). Read More

Zack Yanger

Head of Marketing & Content, SuperRare.co

Head of Marketing & Content at SuperRare.co, a social platform built on Ethereum that helps people discover, create and collect one of a kind digital creations from around the world. Read More

Roxanna Zarnegar

Adjunct Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art

Roxanna served as Chief Operating Officer of Christie's Americas, where she was a key thought leader that authored several strategy proposals, which redefined end-to-end processes, instituted a succession plan and supported technology integration.  Read More