CUR8 is a boutique art advisory + interior design firm founded by Ashley Ramos, a cultural curator offering clients 7 years of deep expertise in building buzz for global brands, while providing access to her tight network of top-tier collectors and influential artists.
With an international reach and intensely personal referral-based strategy, building lasting connections is core to approach in executing successful sales tactics that are truly millennial.
Ashley Ramos | Founder + CEO
Immersed in the art world both domestically and abroad, Ashley provides access to the most coveted artists and cutting-edge marketing tactics. By leveraging her youthful high net-worth clientele and fruitful connections in the art-fair circuit, Ashley is keen on designing spaces that function as a platform to foster high sales volumes, while building exposure for her artists.
Alyssa Drake | Director of Operations
With a background in Languages, Renaissance Art Studies and International Business from Syracuse University, Alyssa has an academic and personal interest in art in all forms and eras. Having hands on experience running a family company, she has applied both this practical learning and academia with a drive to spearhead CUR8’s operations.
Polina Lysenko | Artist Relations & Operations Manager
Claudia Mannix | Special Event Coordinator
Lana Lacey | Gallery Assistant
Board of Advisors
Hailey Barthel | Legal Advisor
With a background that includes extensive experience conducting legal research and drafting motions, orders, and final judgments, Hailey is involved in all phases of litigation, ensuring her clients are informed each step of the way. Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Hailey practiced at the HQ of Condon and Forsyth, a national New York based firm. Hailey furthered her litigation experience as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.
Toni Ann Careccio | Investment Advisor
Toni Ann Careccio advises CUR8 gallery on all force of investment. Coming spring 2020 Toni will be offering client of CUR8 in house art investment advisory. She was most recently on the investment team at Edison Partners, a 33-year-old growth equity firm with over $1B AUM. Prior, she was the Co-Founder and COO of Axle Technologies, an enterprise solution that was acquired in 2019. Before Axle, Toni was a Vice President on the equity trading desk for the Bank of New York Convergex. She is actively consulting and advising several companies, helping them secure Seed – Series B funding.