Elaine Ronson, Director, ArtKapsule US
A former journalist and arts editor, Elaine Ronson worked for Time Out magazine in London for ten years, attaining the position of Features Editor. During that time the magazine was a foremost supporter of the (then controversial) Young British Artists (YBAs), culminating in the magazine’s sponsorship of Charles Saatchi’s 1997 Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. Elaine left Time Out in 1998 to work on the launch of Metro, London’s successful daily newspaper, formulating the Arts review pages for the London and subsequent UK editions. In 2012 Elaine and artist Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi launched ArtKapsule in London to stage exhibitions of contemporary art in design-led spaces. Elaine Ronson subsequently moved to New York City where she launched ArtKapsule US in 2014 as a private consultancy. Elaine Ronson graduated from Glasgow University with an MA Honors degree in English Literature and History.
Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi, Director, ArtKapsule UK
Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi was born in Finland and trained as an artist in London where she now lives. Sirpa is an artist, lecturer and curator who organized a programme of exhibitions for ArtKapsule UK’s design partner Koleksiyon during 2012-2014, as well as organizing many other AK-UK events, including curating an art collection for luxury student housing developer, VITA. In May 2014, Sirpa launched a new series of ArtKapsule limited editions to be created for Haltia, an art and culture centre just outside of Helsinki. Sirpa earned a BA Honors degree in Fine Art from London’s Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated from Middlesex University in 1999 with an MA in Fine Art. Her own artwork has been exhibited extensively in the UK.
Wayne Northcross, Chief Consultant, ArtKapsule US
As a journalist Wayne Northcross has produced art and fashion features for The New York Observer, Vogue Hommes, Esquire, Out, and Gay City News. As an independent curator he has organized exhibitions for Fusebox Performance Festival in Austin, Texas; Bronx Museum of the Arts; The Project Gallery; Venetia Kapernekas Gallery; Cuchifritos, and Bronx Art Space, all in NY. In 2011, Wayne was a curatorial judge in Art/Trek NYC, a documentary journey to discover talented artists in every borough of NYC. He has been on staff at and consulted for contemporary galleries in New York including Third Streaming, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, The Project/Paul Pfeiffer Studio, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery, and dm contemporary. Wayne Northcross lives and works in New York City.