Lara Tomaszewska, PhD

 

Education

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), NYU (2013 & 2015)
  • Core Course in Appraisal Studies (International Society of Appraisers), Toronto (2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2007)
  • Master of Arts in Art History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec (1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (1994)

Professional Experience

  • Founder and Principal, Openwork Art Advisory, Victoria, BC, Canada / London, UK, current
  • Director of Art Acquisitions, Shares.com, London, UK, 2016
  • Lecturer, University of Victoria, Department of Gender Studies, 2010 – 2014
  • Appointed Member, Arts Advisory Council, Capital Regional District, Victoria, BC, 2012 – 2015
  • Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Department of Art History, 2000 – 2005
  • Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Canadian Studies Department, 2004 – 2005
  • Gallery Associate, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2003 – 2004
  • Researcher (exhibitions), Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2003 – 2004
  • Researcher (archives), University of British Columbia Archives, 2003 – 2004
  • Gallery Associate, Romanov Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2001 – 2002
  • Curatorial Assistant, North Vancouver Museum & Archives, Vancouver, BC, 2001
  • Curatorial Assistant, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, 1999 – 2000
  • Curatorial Assistant, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, Ontario, 1998 – 1999

Selected Lectures & Conferences

  • Separate Spheres: Global Art Finance and Contemporary Art Practice (accepted). Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Loughborough University, April 2017.
  • At the Intersection of Art History and the Art Market: Navigating the Business of Art, Co-Chair, Universities Art Association of Canada, Ontario College of Art and Design, Oct 2014.
  • Artful Assets: Collecting, Valuing and Gifting Fine Art, presented with Schibli Stedman King and Edward Jones, Victoria, BC, Sept 2014.
  • Landscape, Nationhood, Identity: Emily Carr’s Modernism. Art Gallery of Victoria, Dec 2011.
  • The Pacific Nation: Art, Poetry, and the Formation of the Vancouver Avant-Garde, 1965-68.
  • Art Association of Canada Conference, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Nov 2007.
  • On Lotus Land: Aesthetics, Counter-Culture, and the Formation of the West Coast in the 1960s. Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Bristol, April 2005.
  • Clement Greenberg: Modern Art, Modern Taste. Vancouver Art Gallery, October 2003.
  • 19th century Technologies of Vision: Photography and the Colonial Production of Knowledge. Art History and Technologies Conference, Princeton University, March 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
  • University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)
  • Association of Art Historians (AAH)