Corporate Art Advisory was created in 2017 by Christina G. Keefer and Jen Lavender Thompson. Both women are former curatorial associates of Nixon Art Associates, a long time Chicago corporate art consulting firm. Upon the closing of NAA, Chris and Jen wanted to create an independent art advisory that maintains the same level of expertise and quality of service that would honor its legacy.
Corporate Art Advisory is a limited liability corporation and a comprehensive art consulting firm that specializes in corporate art collections. Services include collection management, acquisition and deaccession services, collection installation and relocation, collection valuation and general art consultation. With offices in both Chicago and Indianapolis, CAA provides comprehensive art consulting throughout the Midwest and beyond for clients with a national footprint.
Chris has a B.F.A in Art History and Fine Arts from the University of Hartford. She also holds a Certificate of Artifact Collection Care and Management from the University of Chicago. With more than 25 years of experience, Chris has worked on major corporate collections including Bank of America, The Boeing Company, Citigroup, Schiff Hardin LLP, Capital One, Ernst & Young, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Chris has extensive experience managing large scale corporate art installations, art moves and restacks. Her attention to detail is demonstrated in the many collections and exhibitions she has curated over the years.
Jen has a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from Wake Forest University as well as a MA in Arts Administration from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has over 12 years of experience working as an independent art consultant and a decade of experience working in not for profit museums and galleries. She has worked on major corporate collections including Sidley Austin LLP, The Boeing Company, U.S. Equities, Inc., William Blair, Jones Lang LaSalle and Leo Burnett Company. She specializes in project management, development and fine art selection. She is well versed in working with both corporate as well as private clients to develop art collections and exhibitions.