Gregory Linn

Gregory has participated actively in the contemporary art market in the United States and Europe since 1980. After moving to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1985, he was a partner in New Strategies, one of the first of the local “salon-style” galleries. New Strategies was at the forefront of the California contemporary art market, and was the first gallery to present the work of Richard Prince, Larry Johnson, and Andres Serrano in Los Angeles.

Gregory relocated to London in 1990, where he expanded the scope and depth of his private collection, developing relationships with galleries, curators, and artists in Europe. Returning to New York in 1993, he worked for the David Zwirner Gallery, before joining the marketing department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There, Gregory was among the pioneers of web-based marketing and participated in the American Alliance of Museums' "digital museum" discussion group, the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO). In 2003 he changed careers and became an art advisor and independent curator.

In spring 2009, LINN | PRESS was invited to be guest curators of "FIVE," at BAIBAKOV art projects (Moscow). This was the first in-depth presentation of work in Russia by the important (then emerging) American artists Walead Beshty, Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Sterling Ruby, and Kelley Walker. This exhibition examined the aesthetic lineages of these younger artists in relation to Donald Judd, Robert Indiana, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol. Since then, LINN | PRESS has organized or contributed to numerous additional exhibitions or special projects in New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Philadelphia.

Gregory manages several key client relationships in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He is also responsible for quantitative and qualitative research for client purchases and market and insurance valuations. Gregory is also our in-house Internet content manager and is increasingly involved with contributing to or editing our reviews and books.

Gregory graduated from Western Illinois University, concentrating in business and marketing. He is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and has served on the boards of the Sculpture Center (Long Island City, New York) and the Arcadia University Art Gallery (Glenside, Pennsylvania).

Gregory is a member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's William Society, as well as The New Century Club and Legacy Society of The Art Institute of Chicago. He has also been a benefactor to The Art Institute of Chicago, City of Chicago (Department of Cultural Affairs), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art.