Amanda Coulson is the Executive Director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. A Bahamian/ US national, she grew up between New York, London and Nassau. She studied for her Master’s Degree at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (NYU) and started her career at the Old Master dealers, Wildenstein & Sons, on New York’s Upper East Side, before going on to work in various art galleries in London, Paris and Milan. Developing as a writer and art critic, Coulson spent 2 years as the international Editor of tema celeste, a bi-lingual Italian/English contemporary art magazine in Milan, before moving to Frankfurt, where she consolidated her critical practice writing for a wide variety of international art magazines including Frieze, Modern Painters, ARTNews, and others. She has also provided critical texts for monographic gallery and museum exhibitions and worked as a freelance curator, organizing exhibitions, some for Bahamian artists, abroad. Coulson is one of the co-founders of the VOLTA contemporary art fairs, in both Basel, Switzerland, and New York, USA; having run VOLTA for 7 years as Executive Director, she stepped down to return to The Bahamas and take up new position as the NAGB’s Director on the island of New Providence with her husband and their two daughters.