Nicole Berry, the founder of Accessible Art, brings scholarly knowledge, boundless energy, and vast experience to her work with emerging art collectors as well as those individuals who simply want to learn more about the art world. Formerly a teacher and director of a non-profit arts organization, Nicole received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and spent part of her junior year studying art history in Venice, Italy. She went on to obtain a master’s in education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her master’s in art history from the University of California at Davis. She has taught art and art history at all levels and though her focus is contemporary, her breadth of knowledge includes all periods of art history. Since 2002 Nicole has been actively involved in the international art world— first working in the Contemporary Department at Sotheby’s in London and subsequently moving to New York City where she has worked at two prestigious art galleries as well as starting her own art consulting business. She has curated shows and writes a monthly newsletter with reviews and information about global art events with a particular focus on New York City. She is now the Deputy Director of Expo Chicago, an international art exposition that completed its inaugural year in September, 2012. As an art historian, art critic, curator, dealer and now director at an art fair, she is well versed in the international art world.