Karen Boyer is a former hedge-fund executive who studied art history at the Sorbonne and later turned her love of New York’s galleries and emerging art scene into a successful art advisory business, Elements in Play.  Working with both beginning and experienced collectors, Karen facilitates the development and refinement of her clients styles and tastes through her expertise in the art market and knowledge of blue-chip and emerging artists.  She is sought after for her skill in successfully blending both scholarship and investment in building an art collection.  A background in finance and law gives her familiarity and comfort in working with high-net-worth buyers and sellers.  Karen has been featured and interviewed in publications covering the market, including The New York Times, Barron’s, artnet News, Artspace, Private Asset Management and Worth.  Karen is based in Miami and covers the market internationally.

Get to Know Me

What do you do in the art world?

I am an art advisor and help both beginning and seasoned collectors buy and sell art.

How did you begin your career in the art world?

Before starting my own art advisory business, I worked in a gallery in Chelsea.

What are the most interesting aspects of your work?

I love going to international art fairs.