Viviana Puello is an award-winning artist, writer, entrepreneur, Art Business Expert, and coach. She owns and operates Grimandi Art Gallery focused on environmental conservation and showcasing artworks made with natural resources. Grimandi sells work by artists from Create4Peace.org, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts as a vehicle to raise global awareness.
Viviana is the quintessential small business wonder woman. Starting out as both an immigrant and homeless, Viviana grew to become a successful businesswoman, starting her own art industry magazine and opening Grimandi in 2018. One of New York Weekly’s Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020, Viviana points to the added challenges women face in entrepreneurship: “As women, we have to juggle so much and even more as a woman in business. I think every woman entrepreneur deserves the wonder woman cape.” She loves Grimandi Art Gallery because she gets to work with incredible artists, helping their businesses while also helping hers. She is particularly fond of the relationship the art gallery has made with the surrounding community, and loves to provide a space for art appreciation.
Find Grimandi Art Gallery at 988 Columbus Ave (between 108th and 109th), or follow @grimandigallery and @vivianapuelloart to stay up to date on their newest exhibits.