Schwanda Rountree is an attorney and independent art consultant. Through her business Rountree Art Consulting, Schwanda has worked with galleries domestically and internationally in placing contemporary art in museums and private collections. She currently serves as Collections Committee Member of the Ackland Art Museum , National Advisory Counsel Member for Creative Capital, and Professional Arts Consultant for the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has also served as Advisory Panel Member of CulturalDC, Executive Board Member of the Porter Colloquium on African American Art, Board Member of the Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation, and member of ArtTable. Schwanda was selected to be Advisory Board Member for the 30 Americans exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art – a traveling exhibition presented by the Rubell Family Collection. During the museum exhibition she moderated 30 Americans: A Conversation on Art and Community with Shinique Smith and iona rozeal brown, as part of the exhibition lecture series.

Schwanda has also curated art exhibitions including, Realized: a young collector’s selection of contemporary works at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Gallery in Miami, and Bright Moments featuring photo documentarian Jati Lindsay for the DC Jazz Festival. She has spoken on several art-based panels including, panelist for A Closer Look Panel Discussion: African American Artists in SAAM’s Collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2020), speaker during Connect + Collect in Conversation with Artist Mequitta Ahuja and Bmore Art Journal of Art + Idea’s Cara Ober (2019), panelist during Untitled. Art Fair in Miami with Bmore Art (2018), panelist on Afro-Diasporic Art and Design during Armory Art Week in New York (2018), moderator of an artist talk with Michaela Pilar Brown during her Things Get Lost exhibition at Honfleur Gallery in Washington, D.C.(2017), presenter at State of the Art/3 at the Women’s Museum in Washington, D.C. for ArtTable (2016), panelist for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art for Life during Miami Art Basel (2015), panelist for Creative Voices DC: Photography Defining the Global Contemporary at the Philips Collection, and presenter for Inner Visions: Full Circle Symposium, held in conjunction with the 30 Americans exhibition at the Corcoran (2012). She has served as Contributing Writer for the International Review on African American Art. Her contemporary art collection and involvement in the arts community has been written about in several publications including the Washington Post, DC Modern Luxury, Capitol File Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, The International Review on African American Art, and most recently the Bmore Art Journal of Art + Ideas.