Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, curator and the bestselling author of “How Creativity Rules The World” (HarperCollins). A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela. Brito has been selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.

She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and more.

For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.

She has curated exhibitions in three continents and in 2019 she created and hosted “The “C” Files with Maria Brito“, a TV and streaming series for PBS’s new station “ALL ARTS”.

Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE and more.

She works with a number of celebrities, including Sean Combs, Gwyneth Paltrow and fitness guru Tracy Anderson.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • How Maria went from being a corporate lawyer to becoming a successful art advisor
  • What an art advisor does and how they price their services
  • How she was able to work with celebrity and wealthy clientele
  • Her inspiration for her new book “How Creativity Rules The World”
  • How to navigate the prestigious art and gallery world
  • And so much more!

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