Sarah Kirk Hanley is an independent print specialist and critic based in the New York area. She writes INK for the Art in Print website and is a frequent contributor to the journal. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU and a consulting expert for several art appraisal services and online retailers.
Hanley has over fifteen years of experience in the field, and her knowledge of Western prints spans the Renaissance to the present. Her most recent curatorial project was ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya's Editioned Work, a retrospective in conjunction with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference in Detroit. She served as Assistant Vice President of Christie’s Print Department from 2006-09 and was involved in coordinating sales, managing consignments, producing sale catalogues and preparing appraisals for distinguished clients. Prior to her auction experience, Hanley was Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she organized and contributed to several exhibitions and publications. Hanley has also held positions at the Lower East Side Printshop and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Hanley holds an MA in Museum Education from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Iowa with Distinction/Special Honors. She completed her graduate internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable, the Association of Print Scholars, and the College Art Association.