Judy Holm, Aspirations Founder and President
Ms. Holm’s background includes twenty-five years of experience in arts and culture, direction of more than 60 art installations and 600 cultural events throughout the United States and Europe. Her career and education span fine art, opera, symphony, ballet, literature and film.
Founder of the Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA), and director of the program for the past five years, she presides over the Advisory Board members and the Judges. GFAA has grown more than 100% each year since its inception, reviews over 2,000 exhibitions and installations every year, and has a team of forty researchers, judges and advisory board members from twenty countries on four continents. Recent highlights include developing cultural collaborations with Frieze, The Armory, and Masterpiece Fair.
Additionally, she developed an Art Concierge business in Venice, Italy for the Biennale 2011, and continues to consult with private art clients internationally. She served as Vice-Chair for the Miami Beach Chamber’s Arts and Culture Council from 2011 to 2014 and was the founding editor of the bi-weekly column Arts and Culture (PRE)View – (RE)View for the Miami Beach newspaper.
Previously, for fifteen years she worked with major financial institutions creating innovative marketing programs and events integrating art, culture and business development for Wells Fargo, Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab and Citibank.
A native of San Francisco, currently residing in New York, she also worked in Paris, Venice and Miami. Ms. Holm received bachelor’s degrees with honors in Economics and French Literature from U.C. Berkeley, and an MBA from l’Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP).