Anita is the Director of People at Bonhams auction house, overseeing HR functions across the company’s US locations. She has over 15 years’ experience in the art world. Most recently she held the position of Human Resources Director at Pace Gallery, where she was responsible for recruiting, benefits, organizational growth and oversaw the expansion of the gallery’s Geneva, Switzerland location.
Prior to that she held operations-focused positions at David Zwirner gallery where she oversaw the gallery’s inaugural Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons exhibitions, and Gagosian Gallery, where she worked on the gallery’s first ever exhibition in Moscow of major works by contemporary artists. She has been quoted in various news outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Mail.
Ms. Ragusa received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, NY, and her Bachelors in Biology from St. John’s University, NY. She is an avid amateur mycologist, and maintains a private commission based painting practice out of her NYC based studio. Her work can currently be seen at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel, WI, as part of their permanent collection.