Art advisor and curator, Heidi Lee Komaromi, AAA has twenty years of professional experience specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art. Her advisory was built on her encyclopedic knowledge of the art market, solid reputation in the industry and proven track record for delivering reliable art services with the utmost integrity.
Heidi has acquired and evaluated over three thousand works of Contemporary and Modern art and executed dozens of curations. She has been responsible for all aspects of collection management from researching and vetting individual works of art to overseeing and cataloguing entire collections. Heidi has worked with private collectors, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. Clients include Sunvesta (for One and Only Resorts), UBS, Marina Bay Sands, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Harris Beach PLLC, Exxon, A.T. Kearney, and JP Morgan Chase among others.
A pioneer in the art industry, Heidi founded EditionedArt in 2010, the first online consignment gallery for contemporary limited editions. She also co-curated a multimillion-dollar art platform for an ecommerce site funded by Silicon Valley investors GV, Redpoint and IVP.
Heidi was awarded a curatorial grant from Affirmation Arts for Street Smart, an expansive exhibition on Urban art. She holds a Masters Degree in Modern Art from Christie’s Education and is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA).
She currently lives between Sag Harbor and Manhattan with her husband and son.
MEMBERSHIPS & SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS
- Whitney Museum of Art, member since 2001
- Museum of Modern Art, Patron and member since 2006
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, member since 2004
- New Museum, member since 2010
- Artadia, member since 2018
- ArtTable, Board Member, 2013-14. Member since 2008.
- Appraisers Association of America, Certified member since 2007.
- Parrish Art Museum, Contemporary Circle Committee, 2019-Present
- JP Morgan Chase
- Christie’s Auction House
- Sotheby’s Auction House
- Phillip’s Auction House
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
- Carbone and Molloy
- AXA Art Insurance
- Appraisers Assoc. of America
AWARDS & LEADERSHIP
- Won Affirmation Arts Curatorial Grant for ‘Street Smart’, an exhibition featuring critically acclaimed artists Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Robert Williams and Ron English, 2010
- Christie’s Education Alumni Society, Chairman, 2006-11 (twice elected)
- Artadia, Contemporary Council and Ambassador Circle, 2018 – present
- Guggenheim Museum, Young Collectors Council, Acquisitions Committee, 2005-09
- New Museum, Co-chairman, Contemporary Council, 2010
- Art Connects New York, Board Member, 2009-11
- ArtTable, Board member, 2013-16
- Friends of The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Board Member, 2017 – present
- American Friends of the Sheba Medical Center, SILC Board Member, 2010-12
“Heidi has an incredible depth of knowledge in her field and a clear passion for art. Her experience in the crossroads between art and commerce, and her ability to think creatively, inject her work with initiative and thoughtfulness. She has been a formidable asset and I’m excited to see what she does next”. - Thomas Galbraith, CEO, Hindman Auctions
"With your help we were able to create an extraordinary atmosphere of access, insight and discovery for our intimate group of UBS clients, prospects and guests. From the perspective of incredibly connected and hard-to-impress guests--the entire package of events surprised, delighted and inspired our guests. The comments and feedback we received have been uniformly glowing!
I am also personally delighted to have been able to work with you over the weeks leading up to the fair. You have been open, receptive and engaging--which made our job all the more pleasant and our client's experience all the better. Your contacts, strategic thinking, and your energy were key to our success!"- Rod. V., UBS Private Wealth Management client
“I was always impressed by Heidi's deep knowledge of the workings of the art market, along with her ability to build a trusting rapport with clients and prospects. Her entrepreneurial spirit, the rigor of her thinking and her work ethic make for a very compelling combination. What made her a unique sales person though was the genuine personal touch she adds to these skills, her ability to make strong personal connections very quickly. Working with her was always a pleasure.” - Thierry D., Marketing Director, Port Authority
“Heidi has worked with clients in building first-class international collections of contemporary art.” - Micheal Gitlitz, Director of Marlborough Gallery
“Other advisors I talked to were going to charge me twice as much and take twice as long to do our first art exhibition and it would have been half the quality! Choosing to work with Heidi was a no brainer.” - A.T. Kearney
“I have worked with Heidi on a daily basis and believe she has an incredible understanding of the art industry; she brings a unique combination of Art Market knowledge and business savvy with a deep appreciation for art.
She impressed me by her work ethic, compassion and wide-ranging talent. She grasped the nuances and complexities of artnet's products in a short period of time and established herself as a top salesperson in her area.
I enjoyed working with Heidi; she demonstrated her ability as an executive who could communicate and work effectively with a team persevering through a variety of challenges. She is responsive, reliable and always enthusiastic. She is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her with confidence to bring expertise and passion to any position.” - Cheryl S., C Fine Art, former colleague
“Heidi is an energetic person who truly loves art and working with artists. I found her to be knowledgable and enthusiastic about her curatorial projects with Twyla. Heidi visited my studio recently; her thoughts about my paintings were refreshing and insightful. I was impressed by her experience and involvement in the art world. She is truly part of the art community in the NY area. I wholeheartedly recommend Heidi, she would be an asset to any curatorial project or business!” - Carolanna Parlato, Visual Artist
“I met Heidi through an Armory Show Group visiting my art collection. That chance meeting has led to a lasting and rewarding relationship and friendship. I have an extensive collection located in my loft, an art storage room in the loft, an off-site storage area and art in my upstate home. I was a prolific but unorganized collector. Heidi promptly redressed that situation. We visited all sites, took photos and measurements and I now have it on DVDs. She provided labels for all the art and an appraisal for each piece. And this was all done at a very reasonable cost. Equally valuable, she has become my counselor on all matters art-related including strategy and disposition. We talk often. She is a trusted adviser and friend.” - Ron S., Client, Executive Adviser at Calatrava Grace Corporation
“Heidi’s enthusiasm and amazing capacity to put herself out there a hundred and fifty percent make her a valuable asset to any great endeavor.” – Jasmin S., Client, Director of Family Estate
“Heidi, thank you for your invaluable assistance picking up all those pieces at auction! You really helped me to bid with confidence that I would not overpay on pieces that are great investments as well as pieces I will enjoy looking at every day in my home and at my office.” - Lionel L., Client, art collector, New York
“Heidi is a gifted visionary and uniquely adept at championing artists and clients alike. While working closely with Heidi over the last two years at Twyla as a member of the art team, I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand Heidi’s ardent approach to all projects and challenges. Particularly impressive are her skills at encouraging collaboration and uniting forces to execute standout curatorial projects and experiences. Heidi’s magnetism and curiosity make her a powerful ally and I would endorse her for any role!” - Cornelia C., former colleague