Bert Green is the director of Bert Green Fine Art gallery in Chicago. He graduated from New York University in 1982, after which he remained in Manhattan, working with arts organizations during this noteworthy and particularly fertile period for artistic innovation and experimentation in Soho and the East Village. In the 1990’s, he spent eight years working within the non-profit sector in San Francisco as a curator during a time of transition and expansion in the dot-com sector that had a significant impact on technology and the arts. Bert moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to open his first gallery. There he was instrumental in cultivating community awareness and organizing events that enlisted the participation of local public and private arts institutions. He subsequently relocated his gallery to Downtown Los Angeles in 2004. The DTLA opening of Bert Green Fine Art, in what was at the time an especially marginalized part of the city’s historic downtown core, and his role in founding the Gallery Row arts district and the Downtown Art Walk, contributed significantly to the revitalization of the city’s center. His work with city government, public, private and not-for-profit arts organizations and the downtown business community has been acknowledged with awards and recognition from organizations including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Downtown News, the American Planning Association California State Chapter and City of Los Angeles Chapter Grassroots Initiative Award, and the Urban Land Institute. In 2012, Bert Green relocated Bert Green Fine Art to Chicago, IL in an historic high rise on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park and a block north of The Art Institute of Chicago.