Tif Sigfrids spent a total of 16 years in the Los Angeles gallery world—including two years as a director of the now-defunct Thomas Solomon Gallery, and four years running her own eponymous gallery in Hollywood. But that all changed last December when she packed up and left for Georgia.
“There came a point where it felt like it was time to make a change,” Sigfrids told artnet News. She says she looked around at what colleagues were doing—including expanding their businesses or moving to different LA neighborhoods—but decided those options weren’t for her.
“I’ve always liked having a smaller gallery and having such a close working relationship with the artists,” she says. “I was thinking about how everything is so condensed in these coastal cities. Maybe everybody needs to spread out more, including gallerists and artists.”