Kat Griefen
VP for Impact Initiatives

Co-director and Co-owner, Accola Griefen Fine Art | New York, NY

Kat Griefen is an art historian, curator, and private dealer who, since 2011, has been co-director and co-owner, with Kristen Accola, of Accola Griefen Fine Art in New York City. From 2006 to 2011, Griefen was the director of A.I.R. Gallery. Since 2005, she has organized or curated more than 40 exhibitions and art fair projects, many of which have been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, and The Brooklyn Rail. Since 2011, Griefen has been a senior lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies Department, Center for Women in the Art and Humanities at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and has taught in the graduate program in Liberal Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. She is also a lecturer at Queensborough Community College in the Art and Design Department. Griefen serves on the advisory board of A.I.R. Gallery, SOHO20, and the Feminist Institute. She is also a member of the Council for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, a national committee member of the Feminist Art Project, and a founding member of the New York City chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies and Art History from Purchase College, State University of New York, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College.


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