Komal Shah has worked as an engineer and executive for companies including Oracle, Netscape, and Yahoo, and she has organized fundraising campaigns for various non-profit organizations. Shah is also a member of the accessions committees at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the North American acquisitions committee at the Tate Modern in London, and was appointed as a trustee of SFMOMA in May 2018 and a trustee of the Tate Americas Foundation in spring 2018. She has been collecting art since around 2008, and she told The Hindu Business Line that works by four women abstract painters—Amy Sillman, Charline Von Heyl, Jacqueline Humphries, and Laura Owens—are the “crux” of her collection, in which works by Mark Bradford and Sam Gilliam also figure prominently. Gaurav Garg, Shah’s husband, is a managing partner of Silicon Valley-based Wing Venture Capital, which he co-founded in 2013.

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Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg

Atherton, California

Source of wealth:
Venture capital

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

Asked about inspirations for her collecting style, Shah named Mark Godfrey, senior curator for international art at the Tate Modern, and Gary Garrels, senior curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA.