Mostly Credited As: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Birth Name: Jeanne Greenberg
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn is a gallerist, art advisor, independent curator, collector, and tastemaker. The daughter of prominent art dealer Ronnie Greenberg, and art educator Jan Greenberg, she studied art history at Vassar College and continued graduate work at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Throughout her studies, she worked for the Brooklyn Museum as the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and for the Royal Academy in London as the curatorial assistant to Norman Rosenthal. In the early 1990’s, Greenberg Rohatyn became director of Jeffrey Deitch, Inc, while producing a number of innovative satellite projects and performances that would later become her signature.
Greenberg Rohatyn founded Salon94 in 2002, an experimental project space in New York City for emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, such as Aïda Ruilova, Marilyn Minter, Lorna Simpson and Carter. Continuing her vision she opened Salon94 Freemans in September 2007 on the Lower East Side with an inaugural exhibition of sculpture by Huma Bhabha. In September 2010, she will open a third exhibition space, Salon94 Bowery.
As an art advisor, Greenberg Rohatyn is responsible for overseeing several important private collections. On the public side, her team has recently introduced contemporary art to New York Presbyterian Hospital, commissioning artist Gary Simmons to paint a permanent large-scale mural there. Greenberg Rohatyn sits on the Board of White Columns, New York’s oldest alternative art space, and is on the Presidents Council of the DIA Foundation. This year she was named the Chair of the Board for Performa, a non-profit dedicated to performance art.
Greenberg Rohatyn resides in New York City Upper East Side with her husband.