Who we are
MTArt Agency was founded in 2015, with two desires: to support the most inspiring artists and to bring art to everyone. Fast forward to today – we are living our vision, representing some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists in the world, working with global organisations and cities, and nurturing our international community of art-lovers and collectors.
We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. For us, art is not a luxury but an essential, and that is why we are passionate about democratising art. We want to live in a world that is inclusive, diverse and fair, which is why we pay our interns, support our artists financially and personally, and dedicate ourselves to promoting and supporting meaningful art. It is through these actions that we became the first UK company in the art sector to have B Corp status – one of our proudest accolades.
Behind MTArt Agency is a team of exceptional minds, including…
Our CEO and Founder, Marine Tanguy, is a TEDx speaker, Forbes 30 under 30 and an award-winning business person. Giorgio Armani muse, author, lecturer and entrepreneur, Inès Leonarduzzi is Director of MTArt Agency France, and also founded Digital for the Planet. Lise Arlot, former art director and cofounder of Feral Horses, is our Head of Strategy. Our Director of Innovation and Impact, Yann Mathias, founded the Design Laboratory, a creative agency and design studio that advised the world’s top brands. Blue Gaydon, our Executive Director of Brand Partnerships, was previously Creative Partnerships Director at British Vogue and Bespoke Director at Wallpaper*.
Let us introduce you to our investors…
Saul Klein is redefining the future of the entertainment world and has sold companies to both Apple and Amazon. Passionate about making art accessible for all, Frédéric Jousset built a $119m fund to support upstart arts and culture projects. Tracey Brown is the first female CEO empowering people in the art sector. David Amsellem is renowned for selling his multi-million dollar company. Financial expertise is Robert Falzon’s forte. Helen Sunderland-Cohen provides access to the Asian market, while Nicolas Barnabé brings a wealth of digital marketing knowledge, and Nicolas Laurent offers his investment expertise.
Formed of the world’s most influential art collectors, we have a dedicated global selection committee who handpick the talents we represent, looking for innovation, vision and impact. This year’s committee includes Sveva D’Antonio Taurisano and Edoardo Monti in Italy, David Leppan in South Africa, Alejandra Castro Rioseco in Spain and Ari and Ann Rosenblatt in the USA.
With an array of minds this powerful, inspirational and forward-thinking, great things are happening at MTArt Agency.
We’re so happy to have you in our community – thank you so much for your trust in us.
Meet the founder:
An advocate for artists since a young age, Marine Tanguy managed her first gallery at age 21 and opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles at age 23. After seeing the restrictiveness of the traditional gallery model, Marine launched MTArt Agency in 2015. MTArt is the first talent agency for visual artists worldwide. Clients love to work with the agency to identify the next rising star in the art world. They trust its rigorous selection and the expertise of the team to integrate their art in the most extraordinary contexts. MTArt Agency was behind the largest public art painting in the world: the project of Saype in Paris supported by 30 companies including the Eiffel Tower and the Guardian Media Group. Its artists enhance your homes, cities, screens, and advertising spaces with their art. They broadcast their inspiring messages and visuals for you to lead a more visually inspiring life. Marine was awarded Forbes 2018 30 under 30 Europe: Art & Culture and UK entrepreneur of the year for the 2019 NatWest Everywoman Awards. She is a writer and keynote speaker on contemporary art and art investment. Her talks include two TEDx Talks on how to transform cities with art and how social media visuals affect our minds.
Meet our Team
Head of Strategy
Ex-art director & cofounder of Feral Horses, a global crowdfunding platform to co-own art
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Director of Innovation & Impact
Founder of Design Lab, a creative agency & design studio that advised top brands in the world
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Director of the Paris office
Philanthropist, ex Madame Figaro columnist, Giorgio Armani muse, and Founder and President of Digital For The Planet
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Executive Director of Brand Partnerships
Ex Creative Partnerships Director at British Vogue & Bespoke Director at Wallpaper*
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Ex Senior Art Agent/Marketing Strategist at Central Illustration Agency
Head of Social Media and Community
Ex Social Media Officer at The Church of England
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Junior Art Researcher
University of Leeds graduate
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Meet our key Investors
Founder of Webhelp (valued at more than €2.4 billion with over 50,000 employees based in 90 locations in over 30 countries) and ART EXPLORA Fund. Administrator of the Musée du Louvre and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
Expertise: Scaling a company
Saul Klein is a serial entrepreneur, operator and investor with over 25 years experience building and exiting companies in the US, Israel and Europe. He has a passion for working with seed and early-stage businesses and the positive impact that technology can make on society.
Expertise: Building companies
Founder and CEO of luxury concierge services company John Paul.
Expertise: Scaling a luxury company
Managing director at Ardea Partners. Former managing director in European industrials M&A at Goldman Sachs.
Expertise: Building powerful networks and investing in the future
Lawyer, advisor, global nomad. Helen lived for over 10 years in China, where she was the only foreign partner at a leading local firm. Now based in London, she is passionate about the creative industries, mentoring young businesses, food & wine, family, and new ideas.
Expertise: Creative solutions, cultivating synergies
Co-founder and CEO of Labelium, a Digital Performance Agency driving business growth through data-driven strategies in more than 16 countries around Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Expertise: Investing in the future of the digital world
Founder of VivaStreet (18 million users in 15 countries), invests in startups in New York and in Europe.
Expertise: Investing in innovation
CEO Choose Health and Carbon to clean Advisor. Mark Holland is a growth strategy and marketing specialist with a demonstrated history of growing and scaling businesses.
Expertise: Impact Investing
Owner and director of Flight Logistics, Tracey is on a mission to help and spread the art word amongst communities, in order to be inclusive and educative.
Expertise: Shipping artworks internationally
Founder and Director of Tutorfair, Mark Maclaine is a British educator, director, music producer and writer.
Expertise: Disrupting a Market
Global Head of Private Clients at Wine Portal Holding and co-owner of Laurent Art Collection
Expertise: Wine Investment in Asia
Partner at Quinn Emanuel, Chair of the Civil Fraud Practice in London. Ranked by Legal 500 as a leading individual in Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation.
Christopher is a London-based trader and investor. His trading focuses on macroeconomics, technology, and cryptographic trust protocols. He invests in projects relating to the arts, neural networks, and neurosciences. He co-founded the experimental music label Matière Mémoire.
Jude has a finance background and founded his company, LG Futures. Jude is passionate about the arts, with a particular focus upon fashion and wine. He holds investments in a diverse range of start-ups, from fintech to vegan bacon.
William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures and was the youngest partner of a European VC fund when Frontline was founded.
Expertise: Tech and investment
Meet our Art Selection Committee members
Sveva D’Antonio Taurisano
Art collector. Her family owns and manages Collezione Taurisano, a private collection of contemporary art based in Naples, focused on living artists exploring the most pressing issues of our time.
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Collector, entrepreneur & philanthropist. Founder and CEO of World-Check in late 2000, the leading global provider of highly structured risk intelligence.
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Art collector & curator. Founder of Italian artist residency-retreat Palazzo Monti. Launched in 2017, it welcomed over 100 artists from 45 countries.
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Ari & Ann Rosenblatt
Art collectors & founders of Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize for Art Visual in Israel. Their collection is one of the largest Israeli selection of contemporary art on the west coast of the United States.
Meet our Ambassadors
Collector, wine expert & art lover. Alumni Pernod Ricard & Moët Hennesy (LVMH)
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June Angelides MBE
Art collector, mother of 3, Investor at Samos Investments, Entrepreneur and Activist for representation in Tech and Venture Capital
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Art collector, Founder & Creative Director at Bao Family (Petit Bao & Gros Bao restaurants, Bao Delivery & Bao Market brands)
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Founder ipsoon & The Mindset Academy; Impact Investor, Pret à Pousser Via LITA; Lecturer, La Rochelle Université
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Art collector & Lawyer at the Court, Bredin Prat
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Alexandra Steinacker Clark
Art Historian, Curator, Feminist, Collector; Arts & Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths University of London
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Art collector and co-founder of the Christie’s Young Collectors Club
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Art collector, lawyer and MA student in Art Business
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Art collector, Leadership Coach, passionate about empowering business leaders, Director & Founder at DE-SIZE
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