Parks Fine Art is a New York based art advisory firm dedicated to building and managing collections of Contemporary Art for both new and seasoned art collectors. Since its inception in 2008, Parks Fine Art's mission has been to unite the firm's scholarship of and access to top works of Contemporary Art with each client's individual collecting goals. With expertise in all areas of the Contemporary Art market, from works by the established artists of the latter half of the 20th century to those by the emerging artists of the 21st, the firm provides each client with a comprehensive selection of artwork for consideration, advocating on the client's behalf and allowing the client to make informed decisions throughout the collecting process. In addition, Parks Fine Art also guides the client through all aspects of collection management, from framing and shipping, to installation and curation, and, when needed, deaccession.
Liz Parks, the founder of Parks Fine Art, has 20 years of experience in the field of contemporary art. After graduating from Rollins College with honors in Art History, she began her career in the Contemporary Art department of Christie's auction house. Since then, Liz has worked for several prominent art dealers and art internet companies, including Artnet, one of the first and longest-standing art websites, where she spent eight successful years as Director of Sales. In 2008, armed with strong relationships at top galleries, an innate knowledge of who-has-what, and a relentless dedication to staying on the pulse of the art market by visiting countless galleries and international art fairs each year, Liz launched her own advisory firm. Since then, Liz has helped clients with varying budgets to build collections of Contemporary Art that they can be proud of and cherish for years to come.
Liz holds a graduate degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, and serves on the board of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. Liz is a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and is an executive member of the Association for Professional Art Advisors (APAA), a not-for-profit organization of leading art advisors who adhere to the highest standards of practice in their field.