Yayoi Shionoiri is General Counsel to Artsy, the digital platform for the art world. With a mission to make art as popular as music in the culture, Artsy provides users with an opportunity to learn about and collect art. At Artsy, Yayoi advises on technology start-up operations, corporate transactions, intellectual property issues, and digital media strategy. She also serves as U.S. Alliance Partner to City Lights Law, a Japanese firm that represents creators, innovators, and artists. She is a published specialist on art law and is respected for her research on the application of copyright and intellectual property law to art issues. From 2011 to 2015, Yayoi was the Associate General Counsel of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, advising on legal aspects of matters including exhibitions and non-profit operations. From 2008 to 2011, she served as legal advisor to Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, managing his contract negotiations and worldwide intellectual property rights. She received her A.B. from Harvard University (2000), her J.D. from Cornell Law School (2003), and her M.A. from Columbia University in Modern Art (2010). As an US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow and an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, she actively contributes to the ongoing development of cultural collaborations and political ties across nations. She serves on the boards of Artists’ Legacy Foundation and Recess.
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