Home Is Where the Art Is - Alex & Emily West
You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta's best contemporary art collections. Guests who have purchased tickets online or at the Front Desk will receive an email with address and parking details on the morning of the event.
A key player in the Atlanta arts scene, Emily took on the directorship of Anne Irwin Fine Art in January of 2013. Emily came to the AIFA from her own highly-respected business, Emily Amy Gallery, which operated on Atlanta's eclectic Westside from 2007-2012. Emily is well versed in both art history and the fine arts by means of her education in the United States and abroad at institutions including Vanderbilt, Harvard, and the University of Georgia. After completing her Master's degree in 20th century American Art at the UGA, Emily accepted a job at one of Atlanta's longest-standing galleries and quickly became one of the youngest gallery directors in Atlanta. Emily is passionate about the local arts scene as well as contemporary art on a national and international level.
Emily is married to Alex West, one of the co-founder's and current Board Advisor of Wonderroot, a non-profit community arts center in East Atlanta, whose mission is to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. Together, Emily and Alex are deeply involved in local arts organizations including but not limited to: the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, ArtsATL, and Wonderroot.
Alex West is an entrepreneur with a focus on using technology as a tool to provide creative solutions. After graduation from Georgia Tech in 2006, Alex started a custom software company, Ontologic, that built healthcare education and legal automation platforms. In 2012, Alex founded artcloud an online art marketplace enabling galleries, artists, and collectors to connect in a way never before possible.