SZ | Advisory is an international art consultancy firm. In cultivating an environment of trust and discretion built on a genuine passion, we aim to provide impartial and informed advice in all aspects of collecting art. As collections develop, we provide support in archive management and upkeep. As a seminal pillar in our approach to supporting the arts, SZ | Advisory strongly believes that collecting is a form of philanthropy - supporting a community of artists, gallerists, and institutions. With a team whose backgrounds stem from diverse fields in the industry, we work to demystify and shed light onto all aspects of the art world. Pinpointing the best works in a market in which demand outstrips supply requires strategic knowledge and relationships. SZ | Advisory operates with the clients’ best interests first.
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL ADVISOR
With degrees in Art History, Italian and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Sharón's background in Renaissance Art History provides for a solid foundation in her pursuit of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary Art. She sets herself apart by delving deep into research, providing clients with thorough insight into process, inspiration and technique, while contextualizing works within the arc of art history.
Sharón cemented her knowledge in the visual arts, while living abroad in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. With her keen understanding of the international art landscape and the scope of her regular travels, she maintains rapports with artists, dealers, and auction houses, keeping current with market trends.
Over the course of the last decade, Sharón has had experience working for various international galleries, the Hammer Museum, and Christie's Auction House in Los Angeles, among other art organizations. For years, she served as the West Coast Associates Chair of the American Friends of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, as well as the Curator's Council Co-Chair of LAXART in Los Angeles. Recently, she has joined the Contemporary@LACMA acquisitions committee and the Cercle des Collectionneurs for MUDAM, Luxembourg.
PARTNER & CFO
Tobias Faber joined SZ Advisory as Partner and CFO in February 2023, after having worked for nearly a decade at Roosevelt & Partners, his family’s third-generation trust-and-estate firm in Luxembourg. With a background in Law and Finance, he is an international tax expert, focusing on structuring the wealth of private families and individuals. He acts as Trustee to some of Europe’s most well-renowned industrialists and serves on the board of directors of various prestigious companies in Europe and the Middle East. He is fluent in his native Luxembourgish, German, English, French, and Italian. He is a collector of rare books, musical instruments, vintage vehicles, and, mostly recently, fine art.
Tobias is a member of the Board of Governors of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Israel, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland. Along with Sharón, he is part of the Collectors Circle of MUDAM (Luxembourg), and a member of the Modern & Contemporary Art Council and Acquisitions Committee of LACMA (USA).
Within SZ Advisory, Tobias will focus on the company’s financial planning and strategic expansion decisions.
SALES DIRECTOR - LOS ANGELES
Jennifer received her MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Her career began in museums—the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum—before segueing into work with art galleries. With over a decade of experience in education, Jennifer is well-equipped to decode and discuss artistic phenomena with the newly-initiated or the connoisseur.
She is a regular contributor to art critical magazines such as Art in America, Frieze, and ArtAsiaPacific, as well as, the online platforms of Architectural Digest and Sight Unseen.
India Bellay Oschinsky
SALES ASSOCIATE - LUXEMBOURG | LONDON
India pursued a degree in Psychology, before she received her Graduate Diploma in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute in London. Inspired by the vastness of artistic practices, she began her career in the secondary market in the Post-War & Contemporary Art department at Christie’s, New York. She soon transitioned to a more intimate role under Michael Werner at his gallery in London. Delving further into the multiple disciplines of the art world, she then undertook ad-hoc consultancy and independent work for visionary art collectors.
A native French speaker, India was raised in both Brussels and Luxembourg. As such, she intends to act as a bridge between the Los Angeles office and the recently-opened Luxembourg space, solidifying the SZ | Advisory footprint in Europe and the UK.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER - LOS ANGELES
Having graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oren comes from a background in furniture and object design. He joins our team to help us develop accurate in-situ visual representations. His insight allows us to truly collaborate with architects and designers. With his help, we are able to read plans and elevations and create hyperrealistic mockups of the works on offer within the spaces we hope for them to live.
Oren also studied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and uses this knowledge, in addition, to further educate and explain characteristics expressed in specific processes.
LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE - LOS ANGELES
Arielle received her BA in Performance Studies from the New School University in NYC. Previously, as Collections Manager at Crozier Fine Arts, NY, she oversaw shipping and storage requests, catalogued inventory, and managed all aspects of the viewing room program, liaising directly with collectors, artists, and gallerists. After relocating to Los Angeles, Arielle assisted in the development of their new state-of-the-art Downtown location from a raw concrete space to a world-class climate-controlled storage facility.
As a practicing artist herself, she brings a unique perspective, informed by a maker's lens to the art-collecting conversation. Arielle has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been noted by such publications as The NY Observer, The Village Voice, Time Out NY, The Huffington Post, and NY Magazine.