Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, imaging specialists, and technical art historians is led by Nica Gutman Rieppi.
Our team has extensive experience working in the field of scientific art analysis, from ancient artifacts to contemporary pieces, with an unparalleled track record of success in the support of art authentication.
NICA GUTMAN RIEPPI
NICA GUTMAN RIEPPI
MANAGING DIRECTORNica Gutman Rieppi is the Managing Director at ArtDiscovery and has worked on many high-profile projects, including the rediscovery of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost Salvator Mundi. She assists the foremost art advisors, auction houses, galleries and private collectors around the world, helping bring value to their works of art. Ms. Rieppi gained her expertise working at world-class institutions and collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as the renowned Samuel H. Kress collection. She is a respected speaker, having lectured across the globe for esteemed institutions such as the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, Sotheby’s Institute, Christie’s Education, Korean Art Management program in Seoul Korea, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Rieppi’s findings on technical art analysis have been widely published and her work has gathered world-wide attention in publications such as Heritage Science, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Town & Country as well as in PBS, Netflix and other global media outlets. Nica obtained a BA in History of Art and French from Emory University, Atlanta, a MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation at the State University College, Buffalo, and a MA in History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Nica is an internationally recognised expert in the field of scientific art analysis, having spoken and lectured across the globe for esteemed institutions and has published many peer-reviewed papers.
Nica is the Managing Director of ArtDiscovery worldwide. She holds and MA in Art Conservation, from the State University College, Buffalo, and a MA in History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Nica’s expertise is in the technical examination of works of art and she has undertaken and published internationally recognized studies. Nica has worked on many high-profile projects, including the rediscovery of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost Salvator Mundi.
Some of our team’s most recent publications are:
Gutman Rieppi, N., Price, B.A., Sutherland, K. et al. Salvator Mundi: an investigation of the painting’s materials and techniques. Herit Sci 8, 63 (2020).
Our experts’ work spans beyond academic publications and university lectures to popular media. If you want to learn more about our work at ArtDiscovery, here are a few of the several documentaries featuring our team:
VICE, The UK’s Greatest Art Forgers Reveal Their Secrets, 2021
NETFLIX, Connected, The Hidden Science of Everything, 2020
BBC, Britain’s Lost Masterpieces, 2019