Ron Shipmon, a specialist in the emerging artist market, is a curator for major corporate contemporary art collections. He is also an established consultant to private collectors. Having begun his gallery career in London's fashionable Mayfair section, Mr. Shipmon has worked internationally as a curator and art dealer for over a decade and has served at the helm of two New York galleries, Art for the 90's and The American Gallery.
Ron Shipmon's innovative approach and commitment to broadening artistic literacy was recognized by The Brown & Williamson Corporation in a nationwide search for "outstanding individuals whose personal and professional efforts are enhancing life in urban America". His exhibitions at The American Gallery have opened to great public and critical enthusiasm attracting the attention of CNN which profiled Mr. Shipmon on "Business Unusual" and ofÊ "New York 1 News" which conferred upon him the title "New Yorker of the Week".
Described as a "charismatic" Pied Piper in the art world, Mr. Shipmon's contributions to the arts community have been commemorated by a Proclamation from Manhattan Borough President, C. Virginia Fields, and by the Castillo Theatre award for encouraging artistic life in the visual arts community.
Ron Shipmon has been profiled in numerous publications including ArtSpeak, House and Garden Magazine, Pride Magazine, The Villager, The News & Observer, and The Manhattan Users Guides. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on art for WLIB Radio's "Wake Up New York" and a guest lecturer at local schools and universities in the metropolitan area. Mr. Shipmon served for two years as president of the Lower East Side Merchants Association in New York City.