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Meet the nAscent Team...

Jen Wallace

co-founder, director of art

As co-founder of nAscent Art New York, Jennifer Wallace helps clients acquire fine art by emerging artists for building lobbies, companies' offices, and leading hotels.

Jen has produced dozens of exhibitions and events viewed by hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. An art expert who cares, she hosts of her own web series called Art Seen, and often speaks on panels to discuss art & emerging artists. Jen also consults galleries, individuals and organizations on artists trending in the marketplace.

When not shaking up the art world, Jen also serves as an executive producer (& sometimes craft services) at Mastodon Films. 

James Wallace

co-founder, president

President and co-founder of nAscent Art New York, James Wallace’s responsibilities range from client and artist relationships, HR, marketing, and strategic initiatives. A well-traveled former Air Force pilot with advanced degrees in law and business, James’ varied background and familiarity with a variety of industries puts him in tune with client needs. Besides producing and directing a feature-length documentary that played in theaters, he loves seeing client reactions to nAscent’s work first hand and often joins nAscent art installation teams on site.

Jess Larsen

curatorial operations associate

Jess completed her degree in Architecture with an emphasis in art history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also participated in art exhibitions and curatorial seminars. Her family immigrated to the U.S. from Argentina in the 80s, and this year she moved to New York from Nebraska to join the nAscent team. Curating merges her love for art and her knack for spatial design. Jess loves the excitement of seeing a finished space and with placing art that fits the design direction. Besides collaborating with emerging artists and working with clients, Jess also enjoys reading outside, traveling, watercolor painting, and hanging out with her two cats, Dexter and Baby

Jiwoo Kim

curatorial operations associate

As a Curatorial Operations Associate at nAscent, Jiwoo curates  fine art for multiple projects and assists nAscent management to ensure smooth business operations. With extensive experience in curatorial projects across museums, galleries, and commercial spaces, Jiwoo is passionate about providing the right art to clients. She received her M.A. in Art History from NYU, and B.A. in Art Studies from Hongik University in South Korea (the country's best art university) with a concentration in modern and contemporary art. She enjoys collaborating with artists and seeing their work evolve and gain recognition. When she is out of the office, she entertains herself with long runs while listening to Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.

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