Selection Committee Spotlight – Kate Gordon, Founder, London Art Studies

Kate Gordon, Chair of the Selection Committee and Founder & CEO of London Art Studies

Kate Gordon is the founder and CEO of London Art Studies. Having produced arts programming for CNN, Kate founded London Art Studies in 2011. Now offering online courses, the education platform launched a second site for a younger audience in 2022. Educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School, Amherst College USA and University of Moscow, Kate co-founded the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA) in 2016 and wrote a regular column on art for London’s Evening Standard newspaper between 2016 and 2020. She chaired the fundraising group ‘Foreign Sisters’ in 2017/2018 and remains a Senior Arts Advisor to Cancer Research UK; she is also on the board of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Art and Design Advisory Group. Kate is on the board of LAPADA and is a Trustee of The Art Academy, London and the educational charity Art History Link-up. Since March 2020 Kate has served as Chair of Serpentine Patrons. She is a speaker/moderator for panels and most recently lectured at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the University of Cambridge.

1. What motivated you to become Chair of the 2023 LAPADA Berkeley Fair Selection Committee?

I’ve enjoyed attending the fair many times in the past and have been a member of the Selection Committee previously, so I was honoured to be asked to Chair the Selection Committee this year. The fair brings together such a wide variety of art forms, so it is exciting to help highlight standout works from across the art and design spectrum.

2. As a judge for the LAPADA Fair’s Best Stand and Object Awards, what specific qualities are you seeking in a winner?

Much the same as I think people are when buying from the fair: I’m interested in finding works that have a wonderful story and provenance. As to the best stand – presentation and a strong vision for me and am looking forward to hearing the views of the other members of the committee on this!