New York City - by appointment.    Please contact Liz at or 917-796-2146 to schedule a viewing on the Upper West Side.

San Anselmo, California - by appointment 917-796-2146

Established in 2010, Garvey|Simon is both a private dealer and art advisory service with locations in New York City and the Bay Area, CA. Co-founded by advisor/dealer Elizabeth K. Garvey and contemporary collector, Catherine G. Simon, the gallery’s focus is on contemporary drawing, painting, works on paper and artists exploring materiality.  We are also active on the secondary market, especially with major female artists of the 20th century. 

For additional insight and origins, listen to Liz's interview on Art Grind Podcast!


About Elizabeth K. Garvey 

Elizabeth K. Garvey is the Co-founder and Director of Garvey|Simon NYC (Previously she was President and Owner of EKG Art Advisory, (1999-2009), and Co-Director of Schmidt-Bingham Gallery (1989-1998). Liz is a member of ARTTable, a distinguished national network of leading women in the visual arts professions, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

With over 30 years of experience in the fine art industry, Liz leverages her professional relationships with other galleries, auction houses, private dealers, and artists to offer boutique art advisory services and an exhibition program championing mid-career artists.

Liz received a B.A. in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington (’88) and then moved to New York City in 1989 to attend Hunter College in Manhattan for a Masters in Art History.  After completing her graduate coursework, Liz was appointed Co-Director of SBG where she remained for 10 years.  Garvey started her own fine art advisory firm, EKG Art Advisory, in 1999. She assists collectors nationwide to establish and build art collections, and helps many individuals purchase their first piece of fine art. Her approach is down to earth, offering clients a relaxed entry into the New York art world.

Liz lives and works in New York City.


About Catherine G. Simon

Catherine is a Co-Founder of Garvey|Simon. Beginning an art collection in her early 20s, Catherine discovered that early access to the fine art world was rare. As her collection grew, she became aware of this lack of approachability to art among the general population.  This disparity became the impetus of Elizabeth and Catherine’s business collaboration in Garvey|Simon (in 2010). Their aim is to make fine art accessible, enjoyable and to assist in educating and building meaningful collections, as well as  curating a strong contemporary program.

Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Louis University (’01). She serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations.  A champion of holistic health, Catherine is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and works one-on-one with clients. Weaving her love of health, the arts and access, Catherine facilitates art and wellness courses at the Indianapolis Women’s Prison, LEATH unit for mothers.

She lives and works in Marin County, California.



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Elizabeth K. Garvey - Director

Catherine G. Simon - Partner