About Us

Zilliard Art Foundation evolved from a series of social responsibility initiatives partaken by Zilliard Capital Partners and its associates. Dedicated to doing good whilst doing well, Zilliard believes that a world frequented by trade rarely needs soldiers.

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Co-Founder & Chairman (Zilliard Art)

Our Journey

2012

Zilliard Capital’s values and principles, deep-rooted in the Classical School, embody the timeless traditions of the Bolshoi Theater. It is at this world-renown institution where two of Zilliard’s partners held successful artist careers prior to pursuing new aspirations in finance.

2017

Having established stable fund performance and scale, Zilliard’s partners sought to do good whilst doing well. In 2017, the multifamily office began hosting and sponsoring philanthropic programmes related to the arts – these initiatives would later collectively be known collectively as Zilliard Art.

2018

In December 2018 Zilliard Art published its first book showcasing the works of an emerging abstract expressionist artist Alexander Babinskiy. Babinskiy is an atypical emerging artist as he began pursuing painting professionally in his mid-50s subsequent to a successful career in journalism and public relations. Today, our publication can be found at Waterstones, Foyles, and all good bookstores.

2019

With the generous support of Pictet & Cie and Headway Management, Zilliard’s vision to host its first exhibition became a reality. Entitled “Art Without Borders” Zilliard Art’s inaugural exhibition showcases emerging talent whilst exploring means by which art has the profound ability to break-down man-made barriers.

Zilliard Art

Zilliard Art is a private, non-profit institution created to promote, implement and manage projects which support and disseminate art worldwide.

Our mission is to serve as a patron of the arts and develop a lifelong appreciation of art across local and global communities.

ARTISTIC & PROGRAMMING

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO / John Crawford
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CO-CEO / William Thompson
RESIDENT ARTIST / Samuel Olivier
DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE / Martin Scott
RESIDENT ARTIST / Susan Brown
RESIDENT DESIGNER / Tony Rufus
PRODUCER / Andrew McNamara
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / Jordan Tyson
COMPANY MANAGER / Amanda Fields

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

FINANCE MANAGER / Adam Scarlett
FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR / Debbie Fox
GENERAL MANAGER / Liz Gaudini

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION MANAGER / Ernst Pynchon
WORKSHOP MANAGER / Daniel Auster
TECHNICAL MANAGER / William Twain
OPERATIONS MANAGER / Tony Miller
HEAD TECHNICIAN / Jason Lanzeti
HEAD CARPENTER / Michelle Lana

EDUCATION

YOUTH & EDUCATION MANAGER / Tatiana Alexis

VENUE MANAGEMENT

VENUE MANAGER / James Bell
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGERS / Harry Olivier & Marta Crawford