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Drew University Alum Anna King C’18 Opens Contemporary Art Gallery
King drew on Drew’s experiences to open the Wolfgang Gallery in Atlanta
September 2022 – Drew University alumna Anna King C’18 recently opened Wolfgang Gallerya contemporary art space in Atlanta showcasing works by established and active artists.
King, who co-founded the gallery, has big goals for the project that go beyond displaying artwork.
“We want to introduce a new foundation to discover and support contemporary art with a focus on inclusivity and diversity as part of contemporary culture,” said King, who double majored in art history. and Studio Art and Minor in Arts Administration.
“Our mission is centered on creating a community that connects emerging artists and exceptional collectors that extends beyond gallery walls.”
King established Wolfgang Gallery with a solid footing in the contemporary art world thanks to his time at Drew.
“When I was at Drew’s, I had the privilege of working part-time in New York galleries and being able to tour the city whenever I wanted,” she said.
“These experiences, combined with my amazing teachers, helped me develop my appreciation for contemporary art and a better understanding of the market. Drew’s art department encouraged independence and creativity, with expert guidance The liberal arts program was also helpful in that I wasn’t just taking arts-related courses. For example, I expanded my knowledge of economics through my courses, which turned out to be essential in my role as a business owner.
In addition to her classes and part-time professional experience, King also attended the New York Semester on Contemporary Art, which immersed her in the world of industry which she pursued.
“It’s arguably one of the biggest influences on my contemporary art career,” she said.
“Traveling around the city, meeting curators, directors and artists one-on-one is an experience like no other. I think it’s one of Drew’s best programs and I was constantly impressed with the caliber of people we met. The relationships I formed also lasted. The art world is very connected, and being able to reference my experiences from the New York semester helped give me the credibility to operate in this field at age 26.