As Vice President of Gurr Johns Advisory Services Division, Elena combines her art historical expertise in Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art with multifaceted experience in the industry to advise clients on appraising, acquiring and selling their artworks. Prior to joining Gurr Johns, Elena acted as a Senior Art Specialist at ArtList, an online marketplace for private art sales. She advised collectors and dealers on selling and acquisition strategies, performed research and valuations, and shaped ArtList’s social media and marketing program. Elena has also acted as an artist liaison and US representative of Sophia Contemporary Gallery in London’s Mayfair. She assisted with establishing the gallery, lent her trained eye to select artists for the gallery roster; and established relationships with curators, artists and collectors in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Previously, Elena was a top art consultant and auction specialist at Martin Lawrence Gallery, a national dealer in Modern Masters. Elena received her BA with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia and an MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She speaks five languages and has written for Art Market Monitor and Artuner.