Director of Operations
Fine Art + Collection Care
Kevin brings decades of experience in fine and decorative art storage, logistics and collection care to his role as Director of Operations for ARCIS. Kevin joined ARCIS in January 2016 after successfully spearheading the expansion and relocation of Fergus McCaffrey’s Upper East Side gallery to its vast new space in Chelsea, where he served as Director of Exhibitions, planning and mounting exhibitions and working with a roster of internationally recognized artists and artists’ estates.
He previously served as manager of Crozier Fine Arts’ 21st Street storage facility in Chelsea and Crozier’s decorative arts facility and Long Island warehouse. While at Crozier, Kevin applied his combined expertise in art services, client relations and retail management to provide his clients with first-hand personalized service while stewarding the safety and security of their collections.
After his tenure at Crozier, Kevin was Director of Gallery Services for internationally recognized industry leader Dietl International. In this role, he oversaw moving a broad range of art, antiques and other objects of great value on a global scale; and planned and arranged installations and private viewings on behalf of artists, galleries, auction houses and other institutions.
With discretion and an understanding of every aspect of art, artists and the business of art, Kevin Lay has developed and maintains an unparalleled reputation in the business of art services.