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.
The gallery represents established and highly influential artists such as Richard Tuttle, Peter Halley, Jacqueline Humphries, Eva Rothschild and Sanya Kantarovsky, as well as a younger generation including Yngve Holen, Anna-Bella Papp and Nicolas Deshayes. Modern Art’s programme has contributed to the reintroduction of seminal historical figures such as Lois Dodd, René Daniëls and Forrest Bess. New artists represented by the gallery include Michael E. Smith, Richard Aldrich and Ron Gorchov.
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 with a show by Eva Rothschild and in Spring 2020, a second gallery opened on Bury St, in St James’s, Mayfair.