Alexis Yuen is on a mission to discover socially engaged art by underrepresented artists that creates dialogue around today’s pressing issues and encourages action. Alexis is an art advisor, business and branding strategist, art tour docent, activist, and former artist. She’s now a creative entrepreneur and founder of her own company, The Art Diplomat, an art advisory for good. Her new business educates young people on how to change the world through art collecting; curates socially-conscious artworks for homes and brands; breaks barriers and creates paid opportunities for underrepresented artists, and inspires women of color to pursue careers in the arts.
An aspiring diplomat since she was young, Alexis believes in the power of art to bring together different cultures. She travels internationally in search of art, meeting with women artists who are creating socially engaged artworks. In this podcast, she describes her journey to find her place in the art ecosystem, how she found the confidence to start her own company, and why she is passionate about mentoring the next generation of artists and art administrators.
Jenifer Simon’s mantra is ‘Art Always in All Ways.” She is Artrepreneur’s Director of Business and Content Development and editor of Art Business Journal. She’s dedicated her career to helping artists sustain their creative careers and holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University and B.S. in Studio Art and Art History from Skidmore College.