About Isenberg & Associates, Inc.
Isenberg & Associates, Inc. is a private art advisory firm with expertise in modern and contemporary art. Clients include developers creating large-scale public art spaces and a select number of private collectors. Our greatest effort-and of foremost importance- is to acquire works of substance and depth. A work of art asks us to pause. A great work of art asks us to pause and contemplate continually through the years.
Michelle Isenberg , Principal of Isenberg & Associates, Inc. (I&A)has been a professional art advisor for 25 years. She founded the firm in 1989 which has been operational in Los Angeles continuously to the present. As Principal-in-Charge of the art advisory firm I&A, she has distinguished herself in all aspects of curatorial and public art planning. Equally important, she has demonstrated her ability to manage and motivate diverse project teams to provide the high quality and integrative effort for which I&A has become known.
Her background includes the management of services ranging from the implementation of public art programs to site specific corporate sponsored art programs.
Isenberg has facilitated major corporate art programs and offers a unique concentration in project management for public art programming, exhibit spaces, and museums. She specializes in budget management, artist selection procedures, managing art collections, coordinating exhibits and developing community outreach programs. She uses her special interest in community based public art and public outreach in many public art processes.
Isenberg is actively involved in the community of Los Angeles. A graduate of the California State University Northridge (B.A., Art History), Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles Extension, Founding Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), past Board President and current Member of Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), New York, NY, past Board Member of Jonathan Club Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Member of Downtown Breakfast Club, Los Angeles, Member of ArtTable, New York, Member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Los Angeles Chapter, Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), Los Angeles, Member of Center City Association (CCA), Los Angeles, and the Getty L.A. Interchange, Los Angeles. She is also a Founding Member of the Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles and Trustee of International Mesopotamia Area Studies (IMAS), University of California, Los Angeles.
Working with Art in Public Places and Percent for Art Programs, Isenberg has served as a consultant to West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Culver City, Pasadena and surrounding county public agencies, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (LACAD). Isenberg acts as liaison between commissioned artists and developers/architects in association with city planners, design teams and art advisory committees, securing all required approvals for the successful completion of each project.
Selected Projects Include: The Village at Calabasas, Calabasas, CA, Wilshire Grand Tower, Los Angeles, CA, Columbia Square, Hollywood, CA, The Bloc, Downtown LA, Playhouse Plaza, Pasadena, CA, Westgate I & II, Pasadena, CA, LAX Gateway Enchantment Project, Los Angeles, CA, Robert F. Kennedy Inspiration Park, Los Angeles, CA, Screen Actors’ Guild, Los Angeles, CA, Viterbi Museum at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Madden Library at California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA, The Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles, CA, Metropolis, Los Angeles, CA, Jia Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, Sony Pictures, Culver City, CA, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA, Sony Music, Portland, OR, Courtyard Marriott & Hampton Hotel, Santa Monica, CA.