About the owner, caren petersen


Caren Petersen opened Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio in 1997.  Caren began collecting art while living in Boston.  After multiple collecting trips to NM, and when her daughter Hali was just 2 years old, she moved to Santa Fe, to pursue her dream of managing an art gallery.  During her stay there, she fell in love with the land, built relationships with artists, and dedicated herself to representing artists living in New Mexico from all over the country.  That carried forth when she returned to Columbus, where she worked as an art consultant, helping major firms acquire artwork for their offices, and began cultivating private collectors.  After almost 22 years in a physical space in Columbus, she transitioned to doing pop-up and traveling shows, but still maintains a small display space inside Reed Arts.  She dedicates time to her property in New Mexico (a future artist colony), and traveling the country visiting artist studios and maintaining artist relationships.