Lara Bjork

Lara A. Björk is a private art advisor and the founder of Von Rudebeck Art Advisory.
Lara works with an international client base to provide expertise and guidance to those new to collecting and those who have been collecting for generations. Her passion and deeply seeded interest for fine art was instilled at a very young age through her mother, a practicing artist, and being raised in a collecting household. Having family in Sweden, with frequent travels abroad to museums, galleries, and artist studios served as an early foundation in the arts. Through constant research, networking, exhibition viewings, and travel to international art fairs and auctions, Lara brings a highly developed eye and access to the most important relationships in the constantly evolving art market.
Lara received an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art London in 2009. After receiving her undergraduate degree with a dual major in Corporate Finance and Marketing, she worked in Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in Washington, DC managing finances for professional athletes.
Through her next role as Director of a private art financing firm for nearly three years, she deepened her knowledge of the fine art market and international art world network, paramount to valuations, condition reports, and risk assessment of various loans. Her analytical perspective and acute awareness to the importance of creating a coherent collection and lasting legacy allows her to guide clients towards artists within the ever changing and developing future of art history, yet fit each of their specific aesthetic and budget.
For the past decade, she has worked closely with leading contemporary art galleries, auction houses, private dealers, and institutions to establish relationships with an international network of artists, collectors, art insurers, shippers, appraisers, framers, conservators, experts, foundations, and scholars. This facilitates her revered placement of works ranging from Emerging to Post-War and Contemporary Art, from Harold Ancart to Jean-Michel Basquiat, working with a wide range of budgets and aesthetics, with clients from Los Angeles to Tokyo.
Lara serves as a member of the collections and exhibitions committees at the Gibbes museum in Charleston, SC, and an advisor to the ArtFields competition/artist residency program in Lake City, SC.