As Executive Director, Nicole leads the development and strategic vision of The Armory Show, directly overseeing exhibitor relations and spearheading the fair’s VIP program. Nicole joined The Armory Show in September 2016 as Deputy Director, and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in November 2017. Previously, Nicole served as Deputy Director of Expo Chicago from 2011-2016, playing a prominent role in expanding the fair’s exhibitor list and collector base, both internationally and in the American Midwest. Raised in San Francisco, Nicole received a Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University and a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of California at Davis. She has been active in the international art world as an art historian, art writer, curator and art advisor for over a decade.
As Deputy Director, Eliza oversees the VIP Program, manages strategic partnerships, and further strengthens the fair’s relationships with collectors, galleries, and institutions worldwide. Eliza joined The Armory Show in May 2018. From 2014-2018, Osborne has served as the Executive Director for the Centre Pompidou Foundation, an American not-for-profit dedicated to supporting the Centre Georges Pompidou. Prior to her role at the Centre Pompidou Foundation, Osborne held executive positions at Sotheby’s in the Client Loyalty, Business Development and Bid departments in New York. Most recently, Osborne served as Vice President of Client and Business Development at Sotheby’s Los Angeles, where she successfully developed a portfolio of new West Coast clients for the auction house. Osborne holds a M.A. in French Literature from Middlebury College and a B.A. in Art History from Smith College. In 2016 she was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contribution to the arts in France.
Director of Production
Reece stewards business development and sales with leading international galleries in addition to overseeing all elements of exhibitor production and participation. Reece joined The Armory Show in 2013. After graduating as an Echols Scholar from The University of Virginia, Reece spent several years at Sotheby’s New York working in both Sotheby’s Preferred and the Logistics Department.
Audrey Rose Smith
Director of Programming & Brand Strategy
Audrey leads the advancement of The Armory Show's brand within the international art community, in addition to developing and producing Armory Live, an interactive program of talks, events, and editorial features. Prior to joining The Armory Show in 2014, Audrey worked for David Nolan Gallery in New York City. She graduated Cum Laude and as a Founder’s Scholar from New York University with a dual-degree in Art History and Media, Culture and Communications.
Corporate Partnership & VIP Relations Manager
Senior Operations Manager