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Posts Tagged ‘AWAD member interview’

“Feel the fear and do it anyway”: an interview with Sylvie Gormezano, Art Consultant and Founder of Picture This Productions

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Sylvie Gormezano is Founder of Picture This Productions, which was established in 1995 to provide bespoke art consultancy services to private and corporate clients. The business actively encourages the development of long-term relationships between patrons and artists. She has over 25 years of experience as a collector and now curates exhibitions in locations that truly complement specific works, particularly in London and South-West France. Previously a Chair of the Trustees of the Museum of Richmond, Sylvie is currently the Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).  www.picturethisproductions.co.uk/ 

Services include art advisory and consultancy for collectors as well as one-to-one professional development in the form of mentoring and consulting for artists and galleries.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Sylvie at the National Gallery in London…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

Facilitating, supporting, enabling art professionals. I did my best to stick to 5!

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Charting New Horizons: an interview with Katrine Levin, Founder of Katrine Levin Galleries

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Katrine Levin Galleries was launched in 2017, as a destination to discover extraordinary contemporary artists from places less explored. The idea was inspired by a trip to her step-father’s hometown in Kunming, the capital of China’s frontier Yunnan Province, where she was stunned by the calibre of art, depth of knowledge and experimentation. Katrine commits long-term to a small selection of masters of diverse styles, curating solo exhibitions for each. She immerses herself into the artists’ cultures, intimate stories, and places that inspired and informed their art to engage the viewers in a new perspective and to share a unique experience, insight and an intimate connection to each artist. 

Prior to establishing the gallery, Katrine practised Intellectual Property (IP) law in New York City and London for 15 years and attained an MLitt in History of Art from Renaissance to Modernism from Christie’s Education London. www.katrinelevin.com/

Dedicated to foregrounding the cultural context of such diverse works, Katrine Levin Galleries represents a range of dynamic practitioners who currently live and practice in their home country. The current focus is on Southwest China and Georgia.

Services offered include commissions by represented artists and consulting work

The gallery stages pop-up exhibitions in central London and Manhattan and has a strong online presence.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Katrine at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London…

1. Describe your business in 5 words

Discovering extraordinary artists from places less explored. That’s seven but the phrase really sums it up! 

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