|::: The Lana Woods Gallery :::|
The Lana Woods Gallery represents a unique client base of avid collectors of African American masterworks. The Gallery’s mission is to educate the market place about the importance and significance of African American artists to American culture and the arts. It services the customized needs of select artists in the placement of their original works with private and corporate portfolios, public venues, and museum collections.
Lana Woods Biography
Former corporate finance and marketing executive, banker, and lifelong devotee of the arts, Lana Woods is proprietor of The Lana Woods Gallery.
The Gallery represents both a diverse client base of avid collectors of African-American masterworks as well as many of the artists who produce those works. Located in the historic Hamilton Heights section of Harlem, rich in the history and evolution of many great talents, the Gallery services the needs of select artists in the placement of their original works with private portfolios, corporate collections, public venues and museum exhibits. Lana Woods has been devoted to the art arena for 15 years and is proud to represent and promote artists such as Benny Andrews, Elon Brasil, Ed Clark, Ernest Crichlow, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Joseph Holston, Bill Hutson, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Charles White and Richard Yarde. As patrons of the visual arts, Lana and her husband have a significant private portfolio on display and in museum exhibitions.
Lana Woods left a position as Vice President for International Acquisitions & Business Development with GE Capital Services in 2002 to represent the visual arts and operate The Lana Woods Gallery full-time. In her former capacity with GE Capital, Lana managed large, multi-faceted teams in the acquisition of international businesses, negotiated complex supplier contracts and devised strategic marketing plans. Prior to her nine-year affiliation with GE Capital, Lana worked in management consulting and corporate banking a combined seven years.
Her love of the arts is equaled by her commitment to our world's youth: her past missionary efforts include aiding handicapped children in Bolivia and Peru. Lana's support of the arts has included the design of an educational program for private and public schools. She provides strategic planning and fundraising support to the boards she currently serves as Trustee: The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Riverside Park Fund and New York Zero-to-Three Network, whose award-winning board promotes the optimal development of infants and toddlers.
Lana Woods holds a MBA from The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from Florida A&M University. She and husband Willie Woods reside in Harlem with their two sons, Tyler and Jordan.