ARC Fine Art LLC is a private contemporary art gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut, established in August of 2009 by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, who possesses 25 years of work experience in the art world. The gallery, open by appointment only, represents over thirty mixed-media artists who range from the newly emerging to the most established in their fields. Since its inception in 2009, the gallery has mounted more than 30 solo exhibitions and multiple group shows in its Fairfield gallery, as well as in Pop-Up spaces in New York City and East Hampton, NY. As more than half of the gallery artists either live in or have strong ties to the East End of Long Island, a special focus on this region has developed within the gallery. In addition to being a full service gallery, ARC Fine Art LLC offers complete advisory services for both the new and seasoned collector, enriched through educational programming and private tours of museums, galleries, and artist studios.
Adrienne Ruger Conzelman holds a BA in Art History from Hamilton College and a Masters in Art History from Williams College, with a concentration in American painting from 1770 to 1970. In addition, she has received a certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University and has completed coursework in the field of contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art, Sotheby's, and Christie's. Between 1995 to 1997, Conzelman worked as a specialist in the American Paintings Department at Christie's. From 1998 to 2002, she researched and wrote a private collection catalogue titled, After the Hunt: The Art Collection of William B. Ruger, published by Stackpole Books in 2002. She has also held numerous volunteer positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Emerson Art Gallery, and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Conzelman is a Trustee of Hamilton College for which she has curated two alumni artists exhibitions in 2000 and 2010 in New York City.
Possessing a passionate interest in art history, Conzelman has developed art programs for students and led the Learning to Look program for 6 years at Greens Farms Academy, an independent K-12 school in Westport, CT. She is a collector of both 19th and early 20th century American painting, in addition to contemporary art. Conzelman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the search for inspired works of art that reflect her own aesthetic sensibility and enthusiasm for the history of art.