Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York


Why Curatious?






 

When Holly Hager started collecting art seriously, she became troubled by the inequities of the art market and the difficulty of accessing critical consensus—especially about emerging artists. She founded Curatious as an antidote to these problems. Holly is an active patron of the visual arts. In 2016, she juried the New York Art Week show and is actively involved with supporting ArtBridge artists. She served on ICI’s Benefit Committee in 2015 and 2016 and has hosted events for ArtBridge, Eyebeam, ICI and several artists at her home. Holly is a published author and taught history at the university level. She also spent 20 years in the corporate world, working on Wall Street and in data science.






Seema Bajaj for CuratiousSeema Bajaj is the daughter of an Indian diplomat and was brought up in New York City. During her extensive travels, Seema developed a keen interest in art that drew her into the Delhi and New York art scenes. During a chance meeting, Seema and Holly realized their common passion for art as a force for social good. Determined to make the art world more accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, the two women joined forces. Seema graduated from New York University and has 20 years of experience as a key player in running two successful startups.






Advisors



Dominique Nahas for CuratiousDominique Nahas is an independent critic, curator, and long-time member of the International Art Critics Association. Dominique is also a former museum director and curator who has mounted important exhibitions, including the first traveling American retrospective of feminist artist Nancy Spero. Additionally, he’s served as visiting critic at numerous institutions, including RISD, Yale, Parsons, Michigan State University, and SVA. Dominique currently teaches art history, writing, and critical theory at Pratt Institute.





 

Ken May for CuratiousKen May is a CEO with over 30 years of operating experience in consumer markets. He’s now a private equity investor. Ken has held leadership roles at Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive, where he became an expert in driving profitable growth at scale. Ken has been actively mentoring start-up entrepreneurs since 2008 and is the proud  father of conceptual artist, Alexander May, who shows with Galerie Balice Hertling in Paris.








Leslie Eaton for CuratiousDr. Leslie Eaton is both a statistician and a psychologist who studies human responses to photographic and video images. Leslie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in personality judgment, emotions, and psychometrics. She is also a published author in statistical methods as well as several branches of psychology, including art therapy and first impressions. She currently teaches psychology, psychological testing, and statistics, while conducting image-based research in her neuroscience lab at SUNY Cortland.






Roddy Schrock for CuratiousAs the director of Eyebeam, Roderick Schrock dwells at the frontier where art, technology, and society collide. Dubbed today’s Xerox PARC by an alumnus of the organization, Eyebeam has fostered innovators who have gone on to BuzzFeed and NASA. Under Roddy’s leadership, the foundation assures that groundbreaking makers receive generous, long-term support. Roddy tours, speaks, curates, and publishes widely. A digital artist himself, he’s also taught at NYU and STEIM. In addition, he sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission.






Big HumanBig Human is a cutting-edge design and development studio specializing in the creation of digital products like Curatious. Big Human often works with early-stage businesses. They focus exclusively on innovative design and bold thinking to produce exceptional digital products. In addition to start-ups, Big Human has worked with Google, Time Magazine, Time Warner, Ameritrade, Fortune, 1stdibs, Gilt, and  Michael Kors.








Team

Curatious Team Photos




Danes

Curatious Danes
Photo courtesy of Masha Goncharova—Dogs of New York