Our Art Consultants are responsible for making our clients happy using their diverse background in the arts and vast knowledge of our collection. As a client-centered organization, we know how important it is to reflect our clients’ wishes in regards to style and budget.
"It is an honour and a privilege to work with and be able to share the world’s largest collection of Canadian contemporary art with our clients, allowing them to find comfort in and draw inspiration from these works within their own workplace – as we do every day here at the Art Bank."
Claudio Marzano has been working at the Art Bank as an Art Consultant since August 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester, for which he wrote a thesis exploring the Fair Use provision of art copyright law in the digital age.
Claudio was assistant curator / technical director for the 2007 Montreal Biennale, assistant curator for the Urban Play exhibition at the 2008 Experimenta Design Biennale in Amsterdam, and co-curator of the Soundscapes remix project. In 2007 he served as a technical advisor of multimedia installations for the Mois de la Photo à Montréal, and was a consultant in the selection of artists for the Street Art at Tate Modern / Nissan Qashqai Challenge exhibition held in London. His own work in mixed media illustration has been featured in numerous print and digital publications, and as a dedicated music collector and DJ he has produced several compilations and remixes.
"It is amazing for Canadians to have access to such a vast array of contemporary Canadian artworks. I look forward to introducing even more people to this national treasure."
Lorraine Pierce-Hull first joined the Art Bank (2000-02) on a contract to appraise the collection. She has a B.A. in Visual Arts from the Western University and received her appraisers’ accreditation in 1996. One of the first 30 personal property appraisers in Canada to receive their certification, she became the founding co-president of the Canadian chapter of the International Society of Appraisers.
Lorraine began her career as an art consultant in Calgary. Later she moved to the Ottawa area where she worked with Wallack Galleries before founding her own art appraisal and project management company, which she ran for 25 years out of Kingston. In 2008 she returned to Ottawa to work as a project manager for the Commemorations, Public Art and Representation team at the National Capital Commission (NCC). In 2013 her NCC team was transferred to Canadian Heritage where she continued to work on commemorations and public art.
Lorraine is thrilled to be back at the Art Bank reconnecting with a collection she is passionate about.
"At the Art Bank, every day is an adventure. Our collection really does have something for everyone and it is a delight to connect clients with contemporary Canadian art. I still can’t believe I get to come to work here every day."
Rebecca Huxtable joined the Art Bank team in 2013 as an Art Consultant. In July 2016, Rebecca moved into the role of Art Bank Manager.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Anthropology from Carleton University. She brings to the Art Bank a breadth of experience in the arts and culture sector in Ottawa-Gatineau.
While finishing her degree she began working at the National Capital Commission as a Project Coordinator in Capital Events and Celebrations. After graduation, she moved on to Youth Programs Marketing and eventually to Public Art, Commemorations and Representation projects, where she was responsible for outdoor art and history exhibitions celebrating Canadian culture and anniversaries. At the NCC, she participated as a jury member and facilitator in several art competitions. Rebecca combines her love of art and culture with a passion for cuisine, sports, adventure and travel.
“At the Art Bank, every day is an adventure. Our collection really does have something for everyone and it is a delight to connect clients with contemporary Canadian art. I still can’t believe I get to come to work here every day.”