Erica Barrish, founder and principal of EAB Fine Art Services, has been actively engaged in the global art community since 1995. She has worked as an art advisor, critic, curator, and published writer. Prior to launching EAB Fine Art Services, Erica was the director of sales for Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, a leading contemporary art gallery. Previously, she spent eight years as a contemporary art specialist for Sotheby’s, Wright, and Christie’s auction houses. She also worked as an appraiser and art advisor for Appraisal Resource Associates. Erica is a USPAP certified fine art appraiser through the American Society of Appraisers, and is a member of both the ASA and ArtTable.
In 2018, Erica co-curated with Tavares Strachan an exhibition titled Always, Sometimes, Never at the Frye Museum in Seattle. From 2014–2015 Erica was a visiting curator at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where she organized the exhibition Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960–2014. She has worked on curatorial projects with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Guggenheim Museum. Erica received her BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1999, where she graduated cum laude and was a Dean’s List honoree. She holds an MA in art history from Hunter College. She has lectured extensively at the University of Michigan, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute, the Salmagundi Art Club, and the Norwood Club on topics related to the global art market.