Mary Wood is the Basel, Switzerland, based Fine Art Consultant for Heather James Fine Art. Prior to joining Heather James Fine Art, Mary Wood was the Art Director at ART on 5th, the largest contemporary art gallery in Austin, Texas, and subsequently, Mary was a Sales Account Manager at the Google Ventures startup TWYLA.
Since joining Heather James Fine Art in 2018, Mary has secured consignments and helped build private collections with important artists, which include Claude Monet, Alexander Calder, Henri Manguin, and Robert Rauschenberg. She received her BA in Art History at the University of Texas, Austin.
“I love the combination of history and people from all over the world that live in Switzerland. Walking down the street, you hear many different languages and see the rich and extensive history of Basel everywhere you look – Mittlere Brücke (the middle bridge) in the city center, opened in 1226! My favorite place to visit is Fondation Beyeler because its exhibitions, architecture, and grounds are extraordinary. Located a bit outside of Basel, the museum is an idyllic place to spend an afternoon.”