Megan is an expert in contemporary Asian art with over 20 years of experience working between Beijing, Hong Kong, and New York.
Prior to establishing ChART Contemporary, she worked as the China Researcher for the Asia Art Archive, a consultant for Sotheby's in Hong Kong and New York, and a Sales Director for SOHO China’s avant-garde project Commune by the Great Wall.
An accomplished curator and art consultant, Ms. Connolly has worked with the best art fairs, institutions, corporations, and private collections, including The Armory Show, LACMA, the MET, MoMA, s[edition], the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Aspen Art Musuem, and Natalia Vodianova’s foundation, Naked Heart. In addition, for the past 5 years, ChART has collaborated with Audemars Piguet at Art Basel shows worldwide providing unique curated experiences for their exclusive clientele.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Connolly is fluent in Mandarin, holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Smith College with a concentration in Contemporary Art from China and received a certificate in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.
Cassandre Connolly, a native New Yorker, moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 2015 with Teach for America. For the past three years she has been the art teacher at Siwell Middle School and was awarded Teacher of the Year 2016-2017. Ms. Connolly believes creativity builds confidence and she encourages her scholars to make an impact within their communities and beyond. Ms. Connolly has been awarded two Donors Choose grants and in 2016, she joined the Mississippi Museum of Art teaching art classes during the summers. Since moving to Jackson, Cassandre has been featured in the Jackson Free Press, WLBT, and was interviewed on Now You’re Talking by Marshall Ramsey for MPB.
Prior to moving to Mississippi, Ms. Connolly was based in Beijing, China for a decade. During that time, she co-founded ChART Contemporary, a curatorial lab with the goal of bringing together art & people. Spearheading the education programs, Ms. Connolly successfully received funding from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and was featured in numerous
prestigious publications. During her decade in China, Ms. Connolly also acted as the head of the art department at an international middle/ high school for 5 years.
A graduate of the Parsons School of Design with a Masters in Design and Curatorial Studies, Andrea is an invaluable resource at ChART Contemporary Consulting.
Prior to joining ChART, Andrea worked as a Gallery Assistant at Christie's Auction House in New York, and as an intern with the Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong, ABXY Atelier in New York, and the National Jewelry Institute in New York.
Ms. Ng received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.
Social Media/Marketing Intern
Currently studying at Stony Brook University, David Sun is a business management student with a concentration in marketing. As a marketer, he helps companies interact with their audiences in a fun and creative way.
After joining ChART Contemporary, David is now responsible for writing and posting our social media content on Instagram.