Robert Avellano

Gallery Director

310.273.3377 x 115


Robert was born and educated in the south of England graduating from West Sussex College of Art & Design in 1987. At an early age, he had the good fortune to travel throughout Europe with his family and visit many of the finest Museum collections in the world which inspired his career. Art was a passion that evolved into over a year of world travels and numerous priceless experiences including trekking the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal, exploring many of the Architectural treasures of India, Island hopping from Bangkok to Bali and crossing the continent of Australia as part of the “Trans Australian Hot Air Balloon Challenge Team” from Perth to Sydney.

Robert settled down in California in 1990 to realize his lifelong dream of being a fine art dealer. He has been collecting art for many years and can’t imagine living in an environment without the inspiration, joy and cerebral enrichment that his own collection gives him.

He joined Galerie Michael in 2002 having previously worked as the Director of two other gallery’s in the LA area. Robert’s cohesive team is dedicated to maximizing the visitor experience. He takes his role as the Director and as an art advisor seriously and has had the privilege of building many first class collections.