Pierrette Van Cleve - Marianela de la Hoz

Pierrette Van Cleve: Founder and President of Van Cleve Fine Art and The Art Cellar Exchange

Founded 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.

What 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."