Our Specialists and Staff

Associate Director, Asian Art Harry Huang

With over a decade of experience in the auction industry, Harry was previously the Head of Asian Art at Michaan’s Auctions and Fine Estate Inc. He holds a Master of Letters degree in Art History of China from Christie’s Education, London accredited by the University of Glasgow. Harry is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Coordinator, Asian Art Megan Ma

Megan Ma is the Asian Art Coordinator at Clars Auction Gallery where she coordinates consignments, manages Asian monthly sales, and provides pre-sale and post-sale assistance to consignors and buyers.

CEO / President / Director of Fine Art Rick Unruh

Rick Unruh has been CEO and President of Clars since 2019. Since joining the company in 2010, he was previously Director of Fine Art up until 2019. Under his leadership, Clars’ Fine Art Department has had numerous world auction records, as well as eight (8) consecutive record years of sales growth in fine art.

Senior Specialist, Fine Art Alexa Malvino

Alexa Malvino has been with the company since 2014. Ms. Malvino received her Master’s in Art History from San Francisco State University, with a focus on printmaking, along with her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture from University California, Santa Cruz. Today, she manages the print multiples, photography, and contemporary art sales at Clars. Alexa is also one of the auctioneers at the gallery.

Senior Fine Arts Specialist Erin Cabral

Erin Cabral is a Senior Specialist in the Fine Art Department at Clars. She has worked in the auction industry for over a decade beginning her career at Bonhams in San Francisco where she was a cataloguer then specialist in the California and Western Paintings and Sculpture department. Prior to joining Clars, Erin was the Fine Art Specialist at Fine Estate Inc. She has also worked in fine art galleries, most recently at Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of California, Davis.

Senior Vice President, Trust and Estates Directory, Furniture and Decorative Arts Deric Torres

Deric Torres is Senior Vice President of Trusts and Estates and Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts. Deric has been a part of the Clars team since 2009 and has brought to Clars many high level multi million dollar estates, including Thomas J. Perkins, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Spenger collection, and many other high profile estates including the Christensen estate which sold a rare Tiffany and Co. jade scent bottle which brought over $200,000. Deric is also responsible for bringing the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC and many other institutions to the gallery.

Associate Director, 20th Century Design, Furniture and Decorative Arts Cristina Campion

Cristina Campion is Associate Director of 20th Century Design, and the Furniture and Decorative Arts Department at Clars. Cristina has been with Clars since May 2012, and has a wide range of knowledge of furniture and decorative arts including both American and Continental ranging from the 17th-21st centuries. Cristina has handled numerous notable names in 20th Century Design, and specializes in Danish, American and Italian Modern. Ms. Campion has handled numerous prominent estates including Robin Leach, and is also an auctioneer at the gallery.

Senior Specialist, Furniture and Decorative Arts Elizabeth Dalton

Director, Jewelry & Timepieces Lauren Della Croce

Lauren Della Croce, is a Graduate Gemologist and Specialist at Clars, where she manages the Jewelry and Timepiece sales. Ms. Della Croce is a Graduate of Gemology of Gemological Institute of America, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.

Cataloguer, Jewelry & Timepieces Yao Jiang

Yao Jiang serves as the Cataloguer in the Jewelry and Timepiece department at Clars, where she is responsible for cataloguing property and actively assisting in appraisals and consignments.

Coordinator, Jewelry & Timepieces Campbell Unruh

Campbell Unruh is the Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Coordinator at Clars. Prior to joining Clars, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in 2020 in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.