Lindsay Davis


Lindsay Davis studied Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and Arts Administration at Columbia University in New York City; as well, she earned a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art at New York University.


Lindsay has experience with auction houses and galleries, working closely with collectors, dealers, artists and academics in order to source art, assess collections and advise clients to achieve their personal art and design objectives.  She has worked privately as an art consultant and appraiser for over a decade, recently managing corporate and private art collections, including the AT&T Corporate Art Collection numbering nearly 7,000 artworks across 20+ regional locations.  Acquisitions and deaccessions, along with site-specific art commissions, were part of this nearly 3.5-year project.


In Houston, she is actively involved with the Bayou Bend Docent Organization, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Houston Arts Alliance.  She sits on the boards of the Bayou Bend Docent Organization and the Advisory Council of the College of Fine Art at the University of Texas at Austin.  Lindsay is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and Davis-Cohen Art is a Texas-Certified Historically Underutilized Business.

Joseph Cohen


Joseph Cohen received his MFA from the University of Texas San Antonio and studied Fine Art, Business, and Philosophy at Texas State University.


Joseph has worked as an artist, art advisor, and appraiser for over a decade.  His most recent projects produced collaborative art ventures with research institutions including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell Weill, National Institute Standards and Technology, Houston Methodist Research Institute, and Rice University.  These experiences of working hand-in-hand with doctors and scientists in the healthcare and research industries have given valuable insight into the working methods and potential role of visual art in healthcare systems.


Joseph’s comprehensive understanding of art creation and process allow information to be disseminated clearly and efficiently, giving clients access and understanding. Due to his background and committed artistic practice, Joseph is able to offer clients insight into the aesthetic and conceptual sensibilities found in various art forms.


Graciela Ruiz


Graciela “Grace” Ruiz is a Texas native with a diverse background in the visual arts and arts management. She holds undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Houston; and a master’s degree in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston.


Grace has extensive experience in art research including collection and provenance research with the Rothko Chapel; art administrative experience with C2 Art Advisors; and most recently, with the newly established city of Sugar Land Cultural Arts Division. In her work with the city of Sugar Land, Grace was involved in the implementation of a Cultural Arts Strategic Plan and the development of the city’s first Public Art Plan. Drawing on her wide array of art management experience, Grace is part of the day-to-day success of DCA’s daily operations.




Houston, TX