Lisa K. Erf is director and chief curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Program with global responsibility for the firm’s Art Collection. She manages one of the oldest and most extensive corporate art collections in the world begun by David Rockefeller in 1959. Today, the collection numbers more than 30,000 artworks installed in 450 offices worldwide. The Art Collection includes a diverse range of paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, textiles, and video art embracing all cultures, time periods and media.
Lisa oversees all business and creative use of the Art Collection for internal and external audiences including collection development, the origination of exhibitions, loans for temporary museum exhibitions, and special arts and culture programming. She is a frequent speaker on topics that range from corporate art collecting to strategies for the art collector and current trends in the art market.
In 2009, Lisa organized In the Company of Art: A Celebration of 50 Years of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, a book and film set produced to provide a living document of the firm’s Art Collection and its reach into our workplace and communities. Recent exhibitions of the JPMC Art Collection include; Of People and Places: Photo-works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Paris Photo (2011), Martin Puryear Prints from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Montclair Art Museum, NJ (2010), Highlights, LSU Museum of Art, Barton Rouge, LA (2009 – 2010), Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Art from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, tour: Pera Museum, Istanbul (2007); Emperor’s Hall, DIFC, Dubai (2008), and The Bronx Museum of the Arts (2009).