Kristina Semenovskaia* is an international art advisor and interior decorator and designer. Ms. Semenovskaia represents art collectors, galleries, and clients seeking to design and decorate unique living spaces. She is the principal of Artstory Advisors, LLC, an art brokerage and interior design and consulting firm based in Santa Monica, California.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Kristina Semenovskaia grew up in France, and began her professional career as a model with Karin Models in Paris and New York.
Starting in the mid-1990s, Kristina Semenovskaia held an exclusive makeup-advertising contract with Christian Dior for its perfume, Dune, and for fashion shows, haute couture, and prêt-a-porter. Ms. Semenovskaya also modeled for Jean Paul Gaultier perfumes, Guerlin cosmetics, Chanel, Givenchy, Kenzo, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Celine, Balenciaga, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Pirelli Calendar (Richard Avedon) and Levi’s Jeans. She starred in numerous advertising campaigns for top world brands, which included video commercials as well as modeling contracts.
During her modeling career, Kristina Semenovskaya graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Jalouse, Depeche Mode, Madame Figaro, and many other renowned publications.
Inspired by her famous artist father, Kristina is also a painter. Growing up in Paris and Moscow, she fell in love with art from childhood. Starting in 2009, Kristina began developing an art advisory and interior design and decorating business. Her design and decorating projects range from luxury apartments and villas in Moscow to residences in South of France, Monaco, London, and Malibu. Her art collector clients range from individuals seeking to learn about art and desiring to start collecting to savvy art collectors searching for rare old masters or sought-after modern paintings.
Kristina graduated in 1996 from the Ecole International Bilingue – EIB Paris – International School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts equivalent in sociology from the Moscow State University and subsequently a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design from the Russian State University of Humanities, Faculty of Design. In 2011, Kristina completed her studies at the Inchbald School of Design in London, and in 2014 she completed Christie’s Education program in History of Art and Art-World Practice, focusing on modern and contemporary art.
Kristina greatly values time spent with her family, and spends her time with them between Monte Carlo, London, and other destinations. Her hobbies are painting, art collecting, and studying art history and design.
*Semenovskaia – also spelled Semenovskaya