Host Traven Rice kicks off The Lo-Down Culture Cast with a conversation with gallery owner Natalie Kates. She's the founder of Style Curator, Inc. and co-founder of Kates-Ferri Projects.
An early supporter of urban art, Natalie has established herself as a leader in discovering and promoting emerging artists. She has curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific art installations, developed close relations with artists, galleries and museums and produced art events for both corporate and non-profit clients.
In 2020 Natalie Kates, with her husband Fabrizio Ferri, launched Kates-Ferri Projects. A nomadic Artist Residency program committed to supporting and mentoring the next generation of creatives.
Starting in 2022 KATES-FERRI PROJECTS opened their anchor location at 561 Grand Street, NYC, in the heart of the Lower East Side - a creative community that continues to serve as a cultural and artistic incubator.
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