Alina Uspenskaya is our founder and director. She set up ArtSocial to bring together like-minded people with a shared belief in the power of the arts. Since moving to the UK in 2009, Alina has played an active role in the London art scene, supporting London's cultural institutions and has been a member of the Tate's Russian and Eastern Europe Acquisition Committee. She holds degrees in Law and Art History and is currently studying for an MSc degree in Charity Organisation Management at Cass Business School.Read More
Alina Davey is a Senior Director at Sotheby’s and an international art specialist. Since 2004, she has worked as a key member of Sotheby’s Russian desk, advising Russian and CIS clients on their art acquisitions. Alina believes in the power of art therapy and education to create life-lasting effects.
Ceris Gardner is a private wealth and charity lawyer and partner at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, advising grant-making and operational charities on their legal and tax affairs. She helped set up ArtSocial, and currently provides the charity with legal advice and oversight in relation to our charitable activities.Read More
Liza Oliver is an international marketing, communications and PR specialist with a decade of experience. Since 2014, she has worked in the UK’s non-profit sector and recently completed a MSc in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment at Cass Business School. Liza joined us in 2016 to further her lifelong interest in the arts and help transform the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.Read More
Anna Siakotos is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience at international law firms and multinational corporations in Moscow, New York and London. She holds degrees in law from Moscow University and New York University, and a diploma in art history from Christie’s Education. Anna joined us as part of her aim to inspire children and enhance their lives through art.Read More