Meet the Oxford-Educated Art Consultant Who Wants to Disrupt the Art-Show Industry

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This spring, a new kind of art show is coming to Miami. From May
14th–May 30th, the Dori
Gilinski Gallery
will hold a pop-up exhibition aimed at disrupting
the gallery industry.

The “art world” is by nature elitist. The prices are prohibitive, the
language is esoteric, and the fairs are less about the art and more
about the spectacle.

“I want to tear down these barriers — figuratively and literally,” says
Dori Gilinski, founder of the Dori
Gilinski Gallery
. “I want to disrupt the secretive mores and
backroom relationships that make the art world opaque to outsiders. I
want to demystify what makes a particular painting so powerful, and I
want to democratize the playing field for artists, collectors, and

Consider the status quo. The typical venue, an auction house or gallery
stand at a fair, is hectic and overpacked. As a result, the need to
sell, profit, and repeat is urgent and unavoidable. What should be
beautiful has instead become transactional. Learning is an afterthought.

This last point is especially important. Gilinski, a former private art
consultant with degrees from Oxford University and the Courtauld
Institute, explains: “The art market today largely overlooks the
humanity behind the work. Painting can give us immense insight into
human passions and illusions. Art allows us to better understand

Indeed, in the right milieu, art becomes what it can and should be: an
experience that’s as enriching as it is educational. Only in this milieu
— a quiet space, guided by a patient curator, in the company of the
artists themselves — can art transcend its commercial obligations and
flourish as art for the sake of art.

This holistic philosophy gives the Dori
Gilinski Gallery
its unique ethos. After all, a Gilinski exhibit
represents more than just paintings on a wall. As will be the case in
Miami, it’s a community-building effort. The show is not just a venue
for buying and selling. The exhibition is a place where local schools
can fieldtrip to, local professors can deliver lectures, and artists
whose work is being shown can answer questions and engage with a wider

As a result of this structure, the exhibition is poised to fuel a wider
appreciation of art’s role in society. “People tend to think of art as a
mere adornment or investment,” says Gilinski. “To the contrary, art is a
fundamental facet of the fabric that holds society together.”

The exhibit features 10 pieces of modern art from up-and-coming artists
in Europe and Latin America. Prices range from $100 to $10,000, suitable
for both a collector and a neophyte — a rare confluence among today’s
markets. Profits will fund an after-school art program in Panama through Libros
para niños

About Dori Gilinski

As a private art consultant, Dori Gilinski has held private exhibitions
in London, New York, Panama City, and Bogota. This is her first show
open to the public.


For Dori Gilinski Gallery
Katherine Niefeld, 305-490-5911