Lowell, co-director, is a New York based art consultant, educator and independent curator. He brings over 15 years of gallery, museum, education and art advisory experience to Pettit Art Partners, and to private and corporate collectors of Modern and Contemporary art.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Lowell began frequenting galleries, museums, art-fairs and auctions at a young age, and he is intimately connected to the international contemporary art scene. He graduated from Collegiate School and received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Studio Art and Art History, after which he became an Undergraduate Fellow in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Education. Over his career, Lowell has worked for several galleries, dealers and collectors both here and abroad, and has lectured on the history and business of art for various museums, foundations and institutions including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Sculpture Center, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, Tiffany & Co., New York University, Christie’s Education, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where he has served on the faculty since 2001. He first established Lowell Pettit Art Advisory LLC in 2003, and expanded the practice in 2009 as Pettit Art Partners. Lowell has been featured in a number of publications such as the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, ArtNews and The International Art Newspaper.
Courtney, co-director, is a New York based art consultant and Modern and Contemporary Specialist. She brings more than a decade of corporate, auction-house, gallery and art advisory experience to the firm.
Courtney grew-up in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Art History, focusing on Post-War and Contemporary art. After graduation, she worked at William Morris Agency, Bobbi Greenfield Gallery and Butterfield & Butterfield auctioneers in Los Angeles, before deciding to pursue graduate study through Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Upon completion of the Sotheby’s program, she moved directly to a position at Kim Heirston Art Advisory and assumed the directorship for over three years. In 2009, Courtney co-founded Pettit Art Partners.