Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Industry: Art Direction
Professional Title: Art Advisor
Specialties: russian art, Consultancy, auction house management

- About -

Herewith I am seeking for professional opportunities working as a private or institutional art advisor, collection manager for a family office or HNWI, gallery/art institution manager. For the past ten years my London-based career has been focused on business development, client services and art consultancy. Prior to establishing my art consultancy two years ago, I worked for eight years at a leading art-auction house, specialising in Russian art, and I worked my way up from intern (Christie’s) to Associate Director (MacDougall’s). Within the scope of my professional experiences, I have been responsible for researching, cataloguing, exhibiting and selling works of art both within an auction setting and privately. I actively participated in staff training and recruitment for the auction, planning and curating exhibitions and client events, as well as extensive travel to art fairs and client-facing valuation trips as part of the business development efforts in Russia, CIS, Europe and USA. From running my own art advisory to managing an entrepreneurial (start-up style) auction house for the past 8 years, I have a broad set of experiences that demanded of me to absorb and adapt quickly to different jobs, to be a confident and mature self-starter, exercise excellent judgement and analytical skills, communicate well verbally, visually and in writing, as well as to be a great team player. My passion lays in forming of the art collections that reflect client’s individual interests, taste and character. I am truly happy when I am able to pair an exquisite work of art with its beholder, shaping family heritage and simply bringing joy through art. Many thanks for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Irina Minervino