Lisa Russell, Owner - Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery - Austin Texas

Lisa Russell, Owner – Russell Collection

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Lisa moved to Austin with her husband in 2000 after graduating from Arizona State University with an MBA. With no plans to start a business, she fell in love with Austin immediately and began reevaluating what she wanted to do with her life. She realized that Austin did not have a gallery carrying museum quality art and Formed Russell Collection in 2002.

Lily Calo, Gallery Director

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Lily joins the gallery after working in New York City for over half a decade. Entrenched in its vibrant contemporary arts scene, she led Pop International as Gallery Director and worked as a Specialist for Paddle8 before making the move to Austin. With a degree in Film and Writing, she has always been drawn to the visual arts and the conversations that it creates. It’s within these conversations that Lily thrives, finding the perfect work for both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.

Allee Beatty, Art Consultant

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Allee Beatty brings a multi-faceted approach to the team at Russell Collection, drawing on her bachelor’s in Art History, master’s in American Studies & Museums, and curatorial experience at several contemporary collections.  Recently consulting for a gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, Allee works to build unique collections for both first-time buyers and long-standing collectors.

Lisa Russell, Owner - Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery - Austin Texas

Ignacio Guerrero, Logistics Manager

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Ignacio Guerrero has been with the Russell Collection since he moved to Austin in February of 2012. He is the gallery’s primary art handler, installer, and inventory manager.

Lindsay Hamm, Specialist & Project Manager

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Coming directly from Christie’s in New York, Lindsay brings a wide range of experience in both the primary and secondary international art markets. She has an MA in conservation from University College London and has worked for the VMFA, multiple emerging Contemporary Art galleries, Frieze London and Bonhams Auctioneers. In her role at Russell Collection she leverages her extensive background and specialized knowledge to manage the gallery’s online presence, social media and a variety of upcoming projects.
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Wendy Durci, Certified Picture Framer

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Wendy Durci is a picture framer with nearly 25 years of experience, who has held and maintained her picture framing certification since 2002. She loves furthering her education on best practices and new technology in the framing industry and loves a framing situation that presents a challenge to her creativity.