"Liz Garvey, founder and director of Garvey Simon gallery talks to us about a childhood passion for origami that led to a successful career in the art world specializing in works of paper. She gives some invaluable advice to emerging artists, and reveals some details about the gallery submission process."
Elizabeth K. Garvey is the Co-founder and Director of Garvey|Simon (est. in 2010). Previously she was President and Owner of EKG Art Advisory, (1999-2009), and Co-Director of Schmidt-Bingham Gallery (1989-1998). Liz is a member of ArtTable, a distinguished national network of leading women in the visual arts professions, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.
With over 25 years of experience in the fine art industry, Liz leverages her professional relationships with other galleries, auction houses, private dealers and artists to offer boutique art advisory services and an exhibition program championing mid-career artists.
Liz received a B.A. in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington (’88) and then moved to New York City in 1989 to attend Hunter College in Manhattan in pursuit of a master's degree in art history. After completing her graduate coursework, Liz was appointed Co-Director of SBG where she remained for 10 years.
Garvey started her own fine art advisory firm, EKG Art Advisory, in 1999. She assists collectors nationwide to establish and build art collections, and helps many individuals purchase their first piece of fine art. Her approach is down to earth, offering clients a relaxed entry into the New York art world.
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