ACCOLA GRIEFEN FINE ART represents and offers work by Modern and Contemporary women, non-binary and transgender artists.

Private dealers Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen uniquely combine more than fifty years of experience in the field including special expertise in Feminist Art and art of the European CoBrA movement. We offer advisory services to both established and emerging collectors and welcome inquiries from those wishing to consign works from their collection.

Since 2011, Accola Griefen has presented work in all mediums by contemporary artists at major international art fairs and in gallery exhibitions. Accola Griefen’s projects have been reviewed in publications including ArtNews, Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and Sculpture Magazine, among others.  Recent secondary market sales also include works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Judy Chicago, Cindy Sherman, Louise Nevelson and Hannah Wilke. Accola Griefen has placed work in many museums including: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, NH; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth,TX; Des Moines Art Center, IA; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA; The Field Museum, Chicago, IL; Mandeville Gallery, Union College, NY; University of Colorado Art Museum, CO; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, AL; Asheville Art Museum, NC; and Zillman Art Museum, University of Maine, Bangor, ME.
Kristen Accola is an art dealer and a curator. From 1978 until 1993 she was the Assistant to the Director at Lefebre Gallery, the leading gallery representing CoBra artists in the United States. For three years she was the Director of Special Projects at Gary Snyder Fine Art in Chelsea. In addition Ms. Accola spent fifteen years as a chief curator, ten as Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey. She has curated over 120 solo and group exhibitions, including a 2008 museum exhibit of contemporary Cuban artists working in Havana and a major survey of prominent Outsider Artists for Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Headquarters. Many of her curatorial projects were reviewed in the New York Times and other major art publications. Ms. Accola has also lectured widely and written numerous catalogue essays. In 2008 she opened her first gallery, Accola Contemporary in New York City. Ms. Accola attended Brown University before graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1978.

Kat Griefen is an art dealer and educator. From 2006 until 2011 Ms. Griefen was the Director of A.I.R. Gallery, which was founded in 1972 as the first non-profit gallery for women artists in the United States. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and has also taught in the Graduate Program in Liberal Studies at Rutgers University, Camden. Ms. Griefen is on the faculty at Queensborough Community College in the Art and Design Department with a focus on Gallery and Museum Studies and the faculty of the the CUNY School of Professional Studies Museum Studies MA Program. Ms. Griefen is a Board Member of Arttable and on the National Board of the Feminist Art Project. She has a M.A. in Art History from Hunter College and a B.A. in Art History and in Women Studies from Purchase College.

Both Kat Griefen and Kristen Accola are members of ArtTable and founding members of AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers.

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Image Credit: Kat Griefen: photo Molly Stinchfield

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