Amy Whitaker

Locus Analytics
Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker is an expert in the crossover of creativity and business structures. She holds an MBA from Yale and an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London. Her undergraduate degree is from Williams College in studio art and political science. She has worked at the Guggenheim, MoMA and the Tate, and for the artist Jenny Holzer and for D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., one of the largest investment management firms in the world. Her first book, Museum Legs, was published in 2009, and her work has appeared in previously in the British journal Architectural Design and in the New York Times. She teaches economics in the Design MBA Program at California College of the Arts, in the Fine Arts department at RISD, in both art and economics at Williams College. She is a consultant to Locus Analytics, an economic-mapping and fund company in New York; Alamos, the planning agency for the William Eggleston Museum in Memphis; and Crosstown Arts, an initiative to turn a one-million square foot former Sears distribution center into an arts complex and urban village. Amy has spoken widely on the intersection of creativity, business, and public life, including in the Authors@Google program, IBM, Fashion Institution of Technology, the Seattle Art Museum, the Warhol Museum, and RISD, where she gave the 2010 keynote address to the incoming class, in conjunction with Museum Legs’ being the assigned summer reading book. Originally from the South, she currently lives in New York.




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