YLISE KESSLER FINE ART was established in New York in 1987 to provide clients with a focused resource for developing and maintaining art collections. YKFA has provided art advisory services for corporations, private clients, and the architecture and design communities in New York and Santa Fe.

Based in Santa Fe, NM since 1999, YKFA is considered the premier resource in the contemporary art arena. Their roster of services has expanded to include curatorial and artist career management.



YLISE KESSLER FINE ART offers private, goal-oriented, strategic consulting for contemporary visual artists. 


Portfolio review and development
Strategic goal setting and planning
One-on-one studio visits and critiques
Non-profit and commercial gallery placement
Museum placement
Worldwide residency programs
Social media, website, and public relations guidance


Ylise Kessler is an Independent Curator who thinks outside the box in creating innovative, thought provoking exhibitions. Her curatorial projects are imbued with fresh ideas and a global sensibility informed by extensive travel to museums, gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and biennials. YLISE KESSLER FINE ART produces pop-up shows, public art projects, and works with commercial galleries and institutions.


    YLISE KESSLER FINE ART offers a full range of services to build and maintain an art program, whether it involves acquiring a few strategic pieces for key areas or art for an entire facility. Services include:

    • Acquisitions
    • Commissioning of works for
    • Site-specific areas
    • Evaluation of existing art
    • Establishing a budget
    • Inventory
    • Framing
    • Installation
    • De-accession
    • Appraisal
    • Restoration and Conservation


    YLISE KESSLER FINE ART will provide you with an in depth record of your existing art collection. A database will be created that will track every work of art from it’s initial sourcing to it’s current location. In between we will photograph and document each piece, write a condition report, list any loan activity, and advise on storage and conservation issues.


    YLISE KESSLER FINE ART has worked with works of art created by the most prominent artists of our time. Sometimes, as emerging artists who went on to become world renown, others who had already achieved blue chip stature.

    A partial list of artists whose original works have been placed by YKFA:

    James Lee Byers
    Agnes Martin
    Roxy Paine
    John McCracken
    Leonardo Drew
    Jason Middlebrook
    Harmony Hammond
    John Chamberlain
    Suzanne Caporal
    Susan York
    Judy Tuwaletstiwa
    Lucas Samaras

    Edward Hopper
    Joan Mitchell
    Hans Hofmann
    Henry Moore
    Willem de Kooning
    Lynda Benglis
    Dale Chihuly
    Henri Matisse
    Jane Hammond
    Judy Tuwaletstiwa
    Nicholas Africano
    Stuart Davis

    Marsden Hartley
    Pablo Picasso
    Howard Hodgkin
    Milton Avery
    Louise Nevelson
    Richard Diebenkorn
    Frank Stella
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    Alberto Giacometti
    Lita Albuquerque
    Ryan Wolfe

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