Reine Okuliar started her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2021. Her thesis is on the role of Giambattista Marino's poetics on Nicolas Poussin's oeuvre.
Reine received her MA with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art and was awarded the Courtauld Prize for an Outstanding Essay at the end of her Graduate Diploma.
Prior to studying the history of art, Reine, a dually qualified lawyer in France and in England and Wales, co-founded and directed Galerie E.G.P from 2009 to 2016, a contemporary art gallery based in Paris with venues in London and New York.
Reine supports art institutions including Tate, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Camden Arts Centre and Fluxus Art Projects. She is a member of the New Art Dealers Association and of the Association of Women in the Art.
Reine's research will explore drawings by Nicolas Poussin from the Massimi album which includes the earliest known works by the artist: a set of drawings commissioned by Giambattista Marino.