Katie Block held her first gallery position in Boston in 1989 as the director of the Harcus gallery. She then went on to co-found the Miller Block Gallery, which for 19 years was a leading contemporary art gallery in Boston focusing on midcareer and emerging artists with an international reputation.
Katie's aesthetic vision was responsible for the first solo shows of artists such as Amy Cutler and Laylah Ali. Both of whom have gone on to have successful international careers. Miller Block Gallery also had debut exhibitions of established artists Marco Magee, Angela Dufesne, Scott Petermen, Roland Flexner, Lori Nix, Ed Pien and Daniel Rich. The gallery's exhibitions and its stable of artists were consistently reviewed and highlighted regularly in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, The Village Voice, New Yorker Magazine, New York Magazine, Artforum, Art News, Art On Paper, and Art in America.
Drawing on these experiences, Katie is uniquely positioned to help clients acquire meaningful works of art from both established and emerging artists. Katie guides clients through what can often be the daunting task of purchasing works for their home or office. Additionally, her long-term relationships, reputation and industry knowledge gives Katie access to significant resources not always available to private collectors.
As an overseer at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Katie served on the Curatorial Program Committee, which participates in all loans and acquisitions’ for the museum. For the past three years, Katie has co chaired the Mass Art Auction which supports Student Scholarships and Academic Programs.
Katie received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin in Studio art and an MBA from Boston College.