The founder of INhouse, Brook Smith is a businessman and philanthropist. A graduate of Clemson University, where he received a degree in financial management, he is president of Smith Manus, a leading provider of surety bonds on behalf of numerous industries throughout all 50 States and Canada. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he has a longstanding relationship with the creative community in the city and has supported creative and artistic projects both locally and nationally. In July 2015 he founded INhouse.
The Director of INhouse, Julien Robson, studied fine art in London before becoming a curator at university galleries in the UK. During the 1990s he worked in the private gallery sector in Vienna, Austria, and, in 2000, arrived in the USA as the first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2012, after serving four years as the Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA in Philadelphia, he began working as an Independent Curator and Art Consultant. He has been Director of INhouse since its foundation in July 2015.