Samantha Anderson, Esq.
Prior to AIG, Samantha was Vice President, Fiduciary Client Group at Sotheby’s, where she developed deep relationships within the fiduciary community and drove the strategy, valuation, and disposition of large collections and single objects. Previously, Samantha specialized in ultra-high net worth planning at a national multi-family office and held legal roles in the Dispute Resolution and Restitution departments at Christie's.
Samantha is admitted to the New York bar, holds a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a double MA in Art History and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. She is an active alumna of the Chapin School and Cardozo where she sits on the FAME board. She serves on the UJA Trusts & Estates Committee and the Art Law Committee of the NYCBA, and the Boston Estate Planning Council.
Director of Legal and Fiduciary Services
Rick joined AIG from Credit Suisse in New York, where he sat within the bank’s Debt Capital Markets practice covering major financial institutions. He has advised global banking, insurance, and specialty finance companies on complex capital markets executions across the globe, delivering bespoke financing solutions to meet clients’ needs and facilitating multibillion-dollar raises in a variety of structures and currencies.
Director of Finance & Administration
Prior to joining AIG, Michele was Specialist and Head of Research, Contemporary Art, Asia at Sotheby's Hong Kong. A graduate from the BBA(Law) program at the University of Hong Kong, Michele worked as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University, London. She has written articles and reviews published in Frieze, Art Asia Pacific, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.
Director of Research & Strategy
Prior to joining AIG, Jack Eisenberg spent over five years at CLEARING gallery. As a Director he worked with artists to strategize their careers and organize exhibitions, collectors and advisors to help build collections, and curators to facilitate museum acquisitions. As AIG’s Director of Artist Programs, Jack will work with artists to coordinate exhibitions and special projects.
Director of Artist Programs
Patricia joins Art Intelligence Global from Brazil and heads the firm's Miami office. After obtaining her BBA from Emory University and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, Patricia worked in financial services before transitioning into the art world in Brazil. She has worked as a gallery consultant for David Zwirner, held director and partner positions at Brazilian galleries Nara Roesler and Mendes Wood DM, and later became an independent art advisor, from which she brings over a decade of experience.
Prior to joining AIG, Heather was a Specialist at Sotheby’s Hong Kong responsible for leading the Contemporary Art Day Sales in Asia. She was in charge of business getting, pricing, strategic planning and overall execution of Contemporary Art Day auctions and achieved record-breaking market leading results in Asia for 5 consecutive seasons. She was also responsible for pricing works of art for private sales and insurance valuations. At AIG, Heather will continue to apply her expertise in collection appraisals, collection management, business development and client liaison primarily focused in Korea, China and Hong Kong. Heather is fluent in Korean, English and Mandarin.
Prior to joining AIG, Emily spent 15 years at Sotheby's in New York, with a decade of experience and expertise in Russian Art and, most recently, as a Vice President in Business Development and Strategy for Amy Cappellazzo and the Global Fine Art Department. In this role, Emily oversaw and managed appraisals, private sales, and large-scale consignments for clients.
Director of Business Development & Strategy
Joy Liu joined AIG from Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, where she served as the Senior Presale Coordinator for Contemporary Art department owning the operational execution of auction and online art sales. She collaborated with the wider business delivering high-level client services and managed key processes to facilitate transactions. Prior to Sotheby’s, Joy worked as a Sales and Marketing Executive in the luxury retail sector.
Jeannie comes to AIG with nearly 30 years of experience in the fine art market. She began her career at Sotheby's, New York, in 1992, working in the Fiduciary Client Group and later established the first Sotheby's office in Seattle. Jeannie has also held positions at Vulcan Inc., where she developed a VIP program for the Seattle Art Fair, MoPOP Museum, where she managed the first public exhibition of works from the collection of Paul G. Allen, and Amazon, where she worked on the Sotheby's/Amazon joint venture.
Prior to joining AIG, Maria spent two years at Sotheby's in New York as Executive Assistant to Amy Cappellazzo.
Director of Operations
Most recently Deputy Chairman, China at Sotheby’s, Rachel brings over 16 years of experience in the art and luxury industry. She worked with top private and institutional clients in China across diverse categories in both auction and private sales, including Modern and Contemporary Art, Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings, Wine, Jewelry, and Watches, and facilitated numerous high-value transactions. Rachel also established and maintained fruitful relationships with collectors, artists, museums, and institutions, and worked closely with government departments to organize special events and art exhibitions that were instrumental in promoting art and culture in key cities in China.
Amy has spent nearly three-decades operating at the highest level of the fine art market. Most recently, she was Chairman of the Fine Art Division of Sotheby’s. She came to Sotheby’s when her advisory firm, Art Agency Partners was acquired by the auction house in 2016. The firm filled a significant need in the art market for a client-oriented combination of industry knowledge, financial sophistication, and discretion. Amy previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development over thirteen years. Cappellazzo began her career as an art advisor and curator, and was a key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Yuki began her art career at Sotheby’s in 2011 and was appointed Head of Contemporary Art, Asia, in 2018. During her tenure, Yuki drove Hong Kong’s bi-annual contemporary art auctions into $100 million+ events and secured market leadership in Asia for seven consecutive seasons. In addition to overseeing record-breaking sales of works by major Asian contemporary artists, Yuki established new benchmarks for Western art in Asia and was instrumental in placing numerous blue-chip works into prominent private and institutional collections. Known for her innovative curatorial approach, Yuki worked with a number of cultural leaders in organizing pioneering themed auctions that influenced collecting habits in the Asian market. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Yuki worked at Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisition advisory team in Tokyo.
Adam’s tenure in the art world began in 2014 when he joined the advisory firm Art Agency, Partners as a partner. In January 2016, the firm was acquired by Sotheby’s, where Adam led the company’s transactions on a global basis, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Adam is a founder and current Co-Chairman of LiveArt, the global fine art marketplace that puts collectors and artists in control by providing the necessary data, insight and opportunity to buy, sell or hold works of art without relying on traditional intermediaries. Prior to working in the art world, Adam had a distinguished career in banking and law as a co-founder of the boutique investment bank Centerview Partners LLC and a former partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
AIG is led by art market forces Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase, Adam Chinn, and Saara Pritchard.
AIG’s world-class team possesses deep expertise across art, law, and finance.
Saara Pritchard was previously a Senior Vice President, Specialist of Post War and Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. She was instrumental in securing over $300 million of artwork consignments, with a focus on major collections. While her expertise in Post-War and Contemporary art spans from artists who came to prominence in the 1940s to emerging figures, at Sotheby’s Pritchard was particularly known for her special interest in Abstract Expressionism and for being a strong advocate for female artists, as evidenced by her instrumental role in the development of the market for the work of Lee Krasner. She also initiated and spearheaded the launch of Sotheby’s Gallery Network, a digital platform on which art galleries offer contemporary art and design for sale on Sotheby’s website. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Pritchard was the head of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sales at Christie’s. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Art History and Psychology from Georgetown University and Master of Arts degree in History of Art and Connoisseurship in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie’s Education in London.