GLORIA DELSONhas earned a reputation for her undisputed eye for talent. A former award-winning sculptor herself, Gloria has been an avid collector since early adulthood. Living in a NYC efficiency apartment just out of college, she used to store art under her bed for lack of room.
Having always had a particular interest in avant-guarde, contemporary art – (no Flora and Fauna!!) – Gloria has travelled the world to seek out non-traditional works. This passion led her into a full-time career as an art-dealer more than 30 years ago.
Gloria still specializes in championing the new and untried in abstraction, and mentoring fresh, new talent continues to be a big bonus in her life.
PETRA WRIGHTgrew up in Kassel, Germany; home to the Dokumenta International Art Festival, which launched some of the most provocative artists of the 20th Century. This ample exposure laid the foundation for Petra's interest in art, particularly the abstract and contemporary.
An actor by profession, Petra received her BFA in Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, while working professionally on stage and in independent film.
Ultimately, her career brought her to Los Angeles, where she connected with Gloria Delson, in whom she found a kindred aesthetic spirit. Since 2004, Petra has been Gloria's right hand, acting as Gallery Manager, Co-Curator and Talent Scout.
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