Art advisor Chrissie Shearman established Christina Shearman Art Advisory in 2013. With over twenty years experience in the field of contemporary art, Chrissie works with a select group of collectors, tailoring her services to allow them to draw on her extensive global network and experience in order to build and curate unique collections of art that reflect the taste and personality of the collector.
For seven years prior to founding the art advisory, Chrissie served as Senior Director with Yvon Lambert Gallery, working with a stable of artists strongly represented in the permanent collections of museums, as well as within foundations and private collections the world over. She traveled extensively in the USA and internationally to visit collectors and curators, attend art fairs and biennials, conduct studio visits and to accompany artists for exhibitions of their shows at galleries and museums.
Prior to her directorship at Yvon Lambert, Chrissie moved from London to New York in 2000, spending three years at Artnet.com during the nascent stages of business for what is now the longest standing and most established art web site. Given the start up nature of the company this afforded the opportunity to shoulder a large amount of responsibility at an early stage in her career. As a sales director she traveled regularly to represent the company at art fairs internationally, forging strong relationships with galleries and private dealers. From there, Chrissie opened Jacobson Howard Gallery in New York, in 2003, with Bernard Jacobson and Loretta Howard, where she worked closely with collectors, artists and Estates, and managed all the gallery's operations. She then moved to Robert Miller Gallery to work primarily in sales where she continued to grow her network of collectors, curators, artists, critics and dealers, handling sales to institutions and private collections.
Chrissie is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors. She holds an MA with distinction in the History of Modern Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, as well as a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Manchester with a first class honors degree.