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Team

Laura Currie, Co- Founder

Between her time as an undergraduate marketing major in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and her time at Columbia working between the business school and psychology departments, Laura worked under art tastemaker Bettina Prentice where she was exposed to such partnerships as Sugimoto for Hermes, and Fendi for ARTWALK NY.  Always inspired by all things beautiful, exposure to these projects and collections such as Grey Area and Art Production Fund’s Works on Whatever led Laura to conceptualizing The Prospect NY as a vehicle to work with artists to make their product ideas realities.

Which living person do you most admire?

Living persons- the strongest women I know- my mother who is my biggest supporter and my rock, my dear friend and incredible mentor Yael Alkalay, and my favorite female in the art space- Doreen Remen.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Shoes!

What is your most treasured possession?

Possessions I equally treasure: my health, my family, and my friends. What’s one without the other?

What is the quality you most like in a man?

The same thing I admire most in the women in my life- strength!

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Tenderness.

What is your motto? 

Keep your head down and your chin up.Talk less and listen more. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. -Hemingway

 

 

Danielle Mayer

Born in Southampton, New York, Danielle has been living in and loving Manhattan since 2007. In addition to her work with The Prospect NY she consults for The Watermill Center –  a year-round artist residency founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson.  She previously enjoyed working closely with an extensive roster of world-renowned artists at Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea, NYC while she also brings 5+ years experience working on the agency side with public relations roles at Prentice Cultural Communications and Susan Grant Lewin Associates; where a sampling of clients included Art Production Fund, Acquavella Galleries, The Armory Show, The Rug Company, Carpenters Workshop Gallery and the Museum of Arts and Design, among others. She loves art and art products. 

Which living person do you most admire?

Italian film writer and director Paolo Sorrentino – if only I could see the world through his lens for one day!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Red wine and fresh flowers.

What is your most treasured possession?

A vintage, jumbo-sized key that doubles as a corkscrew. The vendor claimed "it's the key to life” and it has travelled with me ever since. 

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Intelligence and a sense of humor - don’t they go hand in hand ?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Empathy and authenticity

What is your motto?

"You don't know until you know... And even then, you're still not sure"

 

 

Gabriella Z. Meijer

Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Gabriella Z. Meijer moved to New York City in 2012. Gabriella has worked for firms in a variety of industries—from the finance department of a German synthetic textile manufacturer to a Dutch consulting firm to the data team of a global media agency in Singapore where she leveraged emerging technologies for innovative consumer research. Before joining The Prospect NY, Gabriella conducted behavioral finance, bias and decision-making research, under the instruction of Michael Woodford at Columbia University. Gabriella graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Neuroscience and Economics.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Sadness 

What is your most treasured possession?

My body

Which living person do you most admire?

Claudilane Rodrigues do Nascimento

What is the quality you most like in a man?

The ability to be a person first, and a man second. I admire men that don’t have their identity wound tightly around masculinity, and rather have masculinity as a facet of their identity, like anything else

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Courage

What is your motto?

I try to always tell the truth about myself, however easy or difficult that may be. I believe that unless you know and take ownership of the the truth about yourself, it is impossible for you to approach others with clarity and sincerity. I also believe that practicing love is a form of truth, and I never forget where I came from.

What is your greatest fear?

Being misunderstood

 

 

Claire Hurley

Claire Hurley grew up in Arlington, Virginia. At the University of Virginia, Claire majored in Art History, graduating with Highest Distinction in 2017 following the completion of a thesis regarding the intersection of sculpture and photography. As an undergraduate, she explored a curatorial career path in the art world through a program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and guest-curated the Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art. In 2016, she completed a summer internship that solidified her interest in working with art in a different way: as a marketer and social media engager, which brought Claire to The Prospect NY.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Fresh, beautiful flowers.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Humor, intelligence, compassion.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Humor and intelligence - I value this in everyone. Also passion, and honesty.

What is your life motto?

"Be who you are and be that well." & "You never know."

Who are your heroes in real life?

My late grandmother, a spectacular mosaicist who introduced me to art, and to whom I credit my love of Italian culture and beautiful handmade books. Also my mom, who might be Superwoman in disguise.

 What is your greatest fear?

Being alone.

 

 

Eleanor Edelman

Eleanor was born and raised in New York and has loved and studied Art for as long as she can remember.  With an interior designer for a mother, she grew up in a home where everything was carefully curated and the ways in which fashion, art, and design interacted was always thoughtful and inspiring. 

Which living person do you most admire?

My home and my mother are my greatest inspirations.

What is your most treasured possession?

My most treasured possessions are gifts from my late grandfather: his second World War medals which are kept in his old ostrich-skin navy blue cufflink box. 

Also, a giant fossilised Megalodon tooth that my father gave me - it sits on my desk.