Founder/CEO A&O PR
Lainya Magana is an art writer, curator and editor of Argot & Ochre. Lainya founded Argot & Ochre in 2009 as a digital platform to engage in contemporary art discourse and deepen her engagement with the art world. In 2010, Lainya went on to grow the Argot & Ochre brand by founding A&O, the West Coast’s first marketing and public relations agency specifically devoted to the arts. Through Argot & Ochre and the visionary business model of A&O, Lainya aims to support the success of artists and galleries, to even the playing field of the art establishment and prove that art can be accessible, affordable and appreciated by everyone.
Kimberly is an independent public and community relations specialist serving artists, galleries and non-profit organizations. She brings creativity to her solid foundation in traditional PR and stays current with the rapidly, and ever-changing trends in her field. She has been fortunate to have contributed to, as well as gained insight from Wiley & Flynn Photography, The A Gallery- SF, Planet°, Intersection for the Arts, Flagship Studios and Galeria de la Raza, to name a few.
Danielle Grant is an independent arts administrator, writer, and communications professional based in San Francisco. After five years as an event planning consultant, her career trajectory diverged when she decided to put her art history degree to work and become an artist’s assistant. It was in this supportive position that she discovered her passion for art activism and arts advocacy.
Daniel Rolnik is a contributor for argotandochre.com. He became an accidental writer for a popular hipster LA magazine when he was very young and then later had his work published in FecalFace, American Suburb X, and Recording Magazine. He first met Lainya Magana, A&O’s founder, when he interviewed her client Glen E. Friedman. Daniel kept in contact with Lainya and when he graduated from college in April 2011, she recruited him to join the A&O web-team.