Janis Gardner Cecil
Janis Gardner Cecil is an art historian with over twenty-five years of experience in the primary and secondary art markets. Janis’s relationships with international private collectors, corporations, and museums and artists draw upon her in-depth knowledge of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art.
Janis was the Director of Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art through September 2017, where she oversaw all aspects of the gallery’s operations, including sales, consignments, client development, exhibitions, and participation in art fairs on three continents. She has also organised numerous acclaimed exhibitions featuring works from international private and public collections.
Janis has been responsible for the placement of important works by Josef Albers, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Zao Wou-Ki, among many other artists.
Prior to joining Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art in 2010, Janis was a Sales Director and Director of Publications and Press at Marlborough Gallery, New York, which she joined in 2001. From 1992 to 2001, she was Research Associate at Wildenstein and Company where she sold her first important work of art in 1996, making her the youngest person in the gallery’s history to do so.
Throughout her career, Janis has edited hundreds of publications and written broadly on contemporary art and artists. She is a member of Art Table, the foremost professional organisation dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts, an active Patron member of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and a Founding Whitney Circle Member.