With over 20 years experience as an art connoisseur, businesswoman, and art dealer, my passion for art began early in life. Art school provided me with a unique connection to the world; the creative process of taking a belief, an idea or a vision and turning it into something physical was magical. I received my degree in Fine Art at the National Art School, Sydney Australia in 2000. I worked at the Australian Center for Contemporary Photography Museum hanging exhibitions and displaying my knowledge and expertise of each collection while guiding people through the exhibitions.Ā 

Moving to the USA, I used my position as Gallery Director for 6 years to connect to art and people. It was here that I was able to develop an understanding of the process of acquiring an art collection, and why people buy the art they do. In many ways, I see my role as a translator - creating a bridge for people to help them to get what they want by transforming their likes into tangible art.Ā 

I'm also a certifiedĀ member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), with the Private Client Services Designation, and work with individuals, businesses, trusts and family offices to understand the true value of their art. I use my extensive knowledge to make the appraisal process clear and informative.

Curriculum Vitae


• Director: International Society of Appraisers Board of Directors 1 (2020-2021)
• Chair: International Society of Appraisers Fine Art Committee1 (2019-2020)
• Chair: International Society of Appraisers Awards Committee (2018)


• Private Client Services Designation, International Society of Appraisers
• Christie's Education, Certificate in Art Market Economics
• Certified Member International Society of Appraisers, Fine Art Designation 2
• Member of ArtTable, the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing leadership for women in the visual arts
• Opal Group Emerging Managers Summit, Austin TX
• Trained, tested and in compliance with the qualifying and continuing education requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) since 2016
• Exceeds Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Qualified Appraiser Criteria
• Exceeds the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria adopted by the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB)3 as follows:
o  Successful completion of 120 hours of classroom coursework and qualifying examinations in: Appraisal Valuation Theory, Market Research and Analysis, Appraisal Ethics, Methodology, Identification and Authentication, Federal Regulations and Functions, Legal Issues, and Narrative Report Writing Standards
o  Successful completion of coursework and qualifying examination in the ISA Appraisal of Fine Art specialization course
o  Completion of the art market experience and appraisal development qualification requirements


• President and Founder: Larissa Wild Fine Art Consulting, LLC (2016 - Present)
• Host and Founder of The Art Elevator Podcast (2021 - Present)
• Art Consultant: Zuger Group, Vail Colorado (2015-2016)
• Gallery Director: Paderewski Fine Art, Beaver Creek Colorado (2009-2015)
• Gallery Director: Horton Fine Art, Beaver Creek Colorado (2009-2012)
• Import and Sales of African craft, Sydney Australia (1997-2003)


• Museum Assistant: Australian Center for Photography (1997-2003)
• Collection Assistant: Australian Museum, Sydney Australia (1988-1994)


• Fine Art Specialty course, ISA, 2017
   Core Course in Personal Property Appraisal, ISA, 2016
• Graduate Courses: Canberra University Architectural School, 2008
• B.A., Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney Australia, 2000
• Graduate Courses: Canberra University Architectural School, 2008
• Historic Preservation: Colorado Mountain College, 2009

1 International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is the largest professional association of personal property appraisers in the United States and Canada
2 The Certified Member (CAPP) distinction is the highest level of recognition ISA can bestow. There are no higher designations in the personal property appraisal profession in the United States. As of 2018, there are less than 30 individuals holding certified ISA status earned through the discipline of fine art
3 The Appraisal Foundation is the foremost authority on the valuation services, authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications.