Founded in 1998 by Stuart Shave, Modern Art is a contemporary art gallery in London representing over thirty artists. The gallery programs ten to fourteen exhibitions per year of diverse media and scale and participates in the major art fairs. From its inception, Modern Art was conceived of as a gallery that would operate on an international level, whilst also supporting British-based artists.
Over the past twenty years the gallery has operated in various locations around London, beginning in the East End before moving to the West End in 2008. In 2014 Modern Art opened a converted pre-war industrial building on Helmet Row in Clerkenwell and in 2017 Modern Art opened a second gallery on Vyner Street. In Spring 2020, a third gallery opened on Bury St, in St James’s, Mayfair, bringing the total exhibition spaces to around 5000 sqft.