Laura Sweeney founded LSS Art Advisory after a long-standing association with the academic, institutional and collecting aspects of the art world.

In addition to the aesthetic and conceptual appeal of art underpinning Laura’s practice, her prior career in finance puts her in the unique position to present art as a complementary asset class in a sophisticated investment portfolio.

With clients ranging from new collectors to established patrons, LSSAA provides expertise in identifying, acquiring, curating, and managing contemporary art with a focus on navigating the complexities of the current art market.


Association of Professional Art Advisors, Executive Member

Artadia, Contemporary Council

ArtTable, Northern California Member

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Curator’s Forum

Hammer Museum, Member of Hammer Circle

Headlands Center for the Arts, Innovator Circle Member

LA County Museum of Art, Art Here and Now (AHAN)

San Francisco Art Institute, Trustee; Vice Chair; Chair, Finance and Academic Affairs Committees

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committees for Photography, Painting and Sculpture, and Media; Curator’s Circle Committee; Contemporaries Committee


J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo, Private Banking Divisions, Portfolio Manager, 15 years


University of California, Los Angeles, BA, Political Science, emphasis in Art History

Sorbonne, Paris, France, post-graduate studies in French Language, Art, and History

Thunderbird School of Global Management, MBA, Global Management