Photo by Hagit Cohen

Photo by Hagit Cohen

Alla Efimova, Principal

Alla Efimova, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of KunstWorks. As an art historian, curator, and museum director, she has been a strong advocate for artists' rights and strategic legacy planning. Efimova is the author of several books and catalogs and numerous articles and serves on the boards of regional and national cultural organizations. She has taught the history of modern and contemporary art for over two decades.

Read CV and connect with Alla on LinkedIn



 PHoto by vita hewitt

PHoto by vita hewitt

Terri Cohn, MA, is a writer, curator, art historian, and fine art consultant. She regularly contributes to various publications including SFAQ, Art Practical, Public Art ReviewArt in America, and She has curated exhibitions for numerous museums and galleries in the Bay Area, including the de Saisset Museum, Kala Art Institute, Mills College Art Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Center, and the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Since 2003 she has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Berkeley’s Art and Design Extension program.






Sue Heinemann is a writer, editor, and artist. During her forty-year career in publishing, she has edited a variety of titles, including many art books, for Pantheon, Macmillan, Hyperion, Abbeville, Rizzoli, and University of California Press. She is the author of Timelines of American Women’s History (1996) and The New York Public Library Amazing Women in American History (1998) and has also ghostwritten several other books and published in Artforum and other periodicals. 



Christopher Squier is an artist, writer, and curator. He served as programs director at Embark Arts, Inc., a nonprofit arts space at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, and a curatorial fellow at the Kadist Art Foundation. He is currently exhibitions and public programs coordinator at the San Francisco Art Institute. Christopher received an MFA in sculpture from SFAI. He collaborates with DISSOLVE Magazine and is represented at R/SF Projects in San Francisco.



Jaytuon A is a graduate from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. As an advocate for community development she previously worked as an office intern at Katy Tang’s San Francisco’s District Office. In her free time, Jaytuon enjoys creatively expressing herself through illustrations, music and photography. Kunstworks is the perfect opportunity for her to involve her administrative experience and artistic interests to assist the development of Kunstworks team members.

Connect with Jaytuon on Linkedin