Van Cleve: Founder and President of Van
Cleve Fine Art and The
Art Cellar Exchange
in 2001, Van Cleve Fine Art was established as a pioneering curatorial
service, aimed at bringing forth the voices of a global spectrum of
21st Century artists. Pierrette Van Cleve, whose academic background
is in the history and criticism of art, developed Van Cleve Fine Art
as a vehicle for exhibiting innovative and revolutionary artwork reflective
of the new artistic thought of this century. Van Cleve Fine Art has
maintained its focus on carefully-crafting exhibitions of contemporary
art by international emerging and mid-career artists. Closely supporting
artists whose work is of the figurative tradition, Van Cleve Fine Art
continues to build a catalogue of talented artists exploring contemporary
political, social and moral themes.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"My aspiration for San Diego is for an area of cultural density
- a San Diego Visual Art District. This visual arts district, modeled
on Los Angeles' Bergamot Station, would be home to a concentration of
galleries and anchored by one of our large museum institutions. This
would create synergistic opportunities for artists, galleries to collaborate
and promote a wider range of critical discourse, while acting as a destination
for collectors and tourists alike."