Trebuchet Magazine in discussion: with Kristin Hjellegjerde & Becca Pelly-Fry
Established in 2012, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery quickly gained recognition in the contemporary art world for showing a roster of innovative, international artists, both emerging and established, with strong theoretical and aesthetic bases. Named one of Blouin’s 500 Best Galleries Worldwide in both 2016 and 2015, and The Londonist’s Independent Gallery of the Year in 2014, the gallery showcases cutting-edge art in a cohesive, intimate space focused on the presentation of a concerted body of work. Drawing on her own international background, Kristin Hjellegjerde seeks to discover and develop new talents by creating a platform through which they can be exposed to local and international clients. Kristin Hjellegjerde acts as an art advisor for private and corporate collectors, as well as working closely with developers and architects.
Becca Pelly-Fry, Director & Head Curator: Becca took up post as Director of Griffin Gallery in January 2013, and over the past 4 years has established a strong curatorial programme, an annual art prize and a series of artist residencies at Colart International’s head office in west London. Becca is also now Head of Artist Engagement for ColArt International, which encompasses leadership of the Artist Engagement Team, supporting and advising the two main fine art brands, Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, and strategic leadership for our global education programme, The Fine Art Collective, operating in 12 countries worldwide.