Bryan Kirkwood, FOUNDER
Bryan Kirkwood (b. 1975, Seattle, WA) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Theatrical Arts in 1997 from the University of Washington. His professional life in the art world began in 2006 as a preparator at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills where he led installations of top contemporary artists including Dennis Hopper, Robert Wilson, Mary Corse, DeWain Valentine, and Robert Erwin.
Driven by his passion for the visual arts, Bryan’s energy and skill led him to become Head Preparator at Roberts & Tilton and later to Blum & Poe. Bryan has led installations of historic exhibitions at The Hammer Museum including ‘Now Dig This!,’ ‘Take It or Leave It,’ and ‘Jim Hodges.’ He has also worked with ProPack and LA Packing, gaining experience in the shipping and logistics side of the business. Over the years, Bryan began freelancing for collectors, galleries, museums, and designers. In 2013, one of his top clients, Mr. Chow, recognized the potential of Bryan’s abilities and recommended he start his own company. By 2014, Bryan officially founded what is now ArtMovement LA.
ArtMovement is not only a logistics company - it is a culture. As a collective of working artists, collectors, and curators, we provide a platform for our clients as well as our team to succeed in the art world. ArtMovement is a full-service art curation, installation, and collections services company driven by a passion for uniting the most important and ambitious collectors of contemporary art with both established and emerging artists as well as leading galleries. We frequently collaborate with top interior designers and are equally adept at working directly with collectors to curate and install any type or scale of art. ArtMovement's unique approach integrates a genuine passion and knowledge of contemporary art with extensive expertise of museum quality installation, transportation practices, and creative solutions customized for each and every job.
Inspired by the wide variety of artists within ArtMovement’s community, Bryan has expanded the original exhibition space—that had previously been used for pop-up shows by outside curators, advisors, and artists—to include an additional 1000 square feet. As of 2018, this newly renovated space, titled AM Gallery, will feature both emerging and established artists from ArtMovement’s ever-expanding community. Our new curatorial program seeks to create an inclusive space for all forms of artistic practice within Los Angeles.
in house artists
ArtMovement LA is comprised of many working artists cognizant of the value of the work we handle and install. We are equally proud of the work we do as your personal art installation experts as we are of the work we create as artists.
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Bryan Kirkwood, Founder/CEO
Matt Weidmann, COO
Erin Hennessay, VP of Administration
Joe McKee, VP of Operations
Kendell Carter, Creative Director