Ashley Davenport

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in Italian Studies and Linguistics with a Business minor, I was accepted to Domus Academy in Milan to complete a Master in Luxury Brand Management. Since then, I have continued to learn more and more about contemporary Italian culture and the global luxury market in the world's capital of craftsmanship and design. I recently finished an internship in the Post-War and Contemporary department of Christie's Milan branch, the world's leading international auction house for fine art and design. I was able to assist in Italy's first-ever English and Italian auction, translating information for advertising and catalog texts to reach a broader audience, bringing contemporary Italian artists like Lucio Fontana, Augusto Bonalumi and Alberto Burri to the world's stage.