Suzanne Alessi, ISA AM, Fine Art
ISA member since Apr 05, 2005
(240) 346-6101 (Office)
Washington, DC 20012 , United States map
Suzanne Alessi, ISA AM
Washington, D.C., Baltimore & Metropolitan Areas
International Society of Appraisers
Accredited Member designation
Alessi Fine Art Appraisals
Ms. Alessi is qualified to conduct appraisals for: Insurance Claims and Scheduling; IRS Taxable Gift Donations exceeding $5000; Estate Settlements; Equitable Distribution and Division of Property; and Estate Planning and Asset Assessment.
She received a B.A. in Art History in 1989, and completed an American Society of Appraisers Appraisal Studies Certificate program at George Washington University in 2002. She has been a member of International Society of Appraisers (ISA) since 2005, and continually updates her education to maintain an accredited status.
Ms. Alessi has over fifteen years professional experience working in one of Washington’s premier contemporary art galleries as consultant and art advisor. Her professional experience in both appraising and gallery management has given her a working knowledge of retail gallery markets and kept her abreast of current art market trends.
In the past 12 years, Ms. Alessi has appraised several large art collections involving over 100 artworks each and representing multiple artists. She has written over 1000 narrative appraisal reports for private collectors and corporate collections. Narrative reports are a synthesis of all relevant research employed in order to arrive at value estimates. She establishes a relationship between the subject property and the artist’s overall reputation in order to understand art historical relevance of the subject properties being appraised.
She has conducted extensive library research and refers to artists’ catalog raisonne and exhibit catalogs, when available, to identify obscure works of art. She is familiar with and regularly utilizes the National Gallery Library and the Library of Congress to obtain obscure or reclusive material, specific to appraisal assignments.
Ms. Alessi collaborates with other professional associates, including those at universities, museums, fine art galleries, and in the field of art conservation. Her appraisals are thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and written to the standards of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), recommended by the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraisal Foundation.
Areas of special knowledge and experience include: American 19th and 20th century painting, including Post War and Contemporary American, Modernism, Abstract Expressionism and 20th century African-American art.
2005- Present, Alessi Fine Art Appraisals, Waldorf MD, Personal Property Appraiser
2000- Present, Zenith Gallery, Inc, Washington D.C., Consultant and Appraiser
America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), Washington, DC
Congressional Bank, “K” Street, Washington, DC
Ingersoll & Bloch Law Firm, Washington, DC
Equipo Atlas and Associates, Falls Church, VA
Truland Systems Corporation, Reston, VA
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington, DC
2016 -7 hour Personal Property USPAP Requalification, Webinar
2014 Appraisers and the IRS, AAA Conducted Seminar, New York, NY
2013 Foundation for Appraisal Education, Quinn's Auction Galleries, Falls Church, VA, Annual Seminar
2012 Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL, ISA Conducted Requalification Course
2011 New York University, New York, NY Art Law: Current Legal Issues for Appraisers, Attorneys, & Collectors
2011 New York University, New York, NY, Re-qualification Testing, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) examination
2002 George Washington University, Washington, DC, American Society of Appraisers conducted Appraisal Studies Certificate Program:
PP/GJ 201: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation - General Valuation Theory & Principles
PP/GJ202: Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research and Analysis
PP/GJ203: Personal Property Valuation - Report Writing
PP/GJ 204 - Personal Property Valuation - The Legal and Commercial Environment
Successful Completion of the 15 hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) examination
1998 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Graduate course work under the professorship of Arthur Wheelock, Curator Northern Baroque, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1989 George Mason University, Fairfax VA B.A. Art History
- Art - 20th Century
- Paintings - Contemporary American
- Paintings - Impressionist & Modern
- Prints - 20th Century Limited Edition