About Us

Our mission is to motivate and inspire people to discover, collect, and promote art.

Art Direct is a community celebrating the world's preeminent modern and contemporary art. Our commitment is to share our love for the most exciting, cutting-edge contemporary artists, exhibitions, and galleries from around the world. 

Built on the principles of openness and accessibility, Art Direct brings the best in contemporary art to a global audience. Art Direct's Instagram is the online destination to explore exhibitions, discover contemporary artists and galleries, and keep in touch with the latest in the art world.

At Art Direct, we collaborate with non- and for-profit organizations as well as cultural institutions, media companies, and lifestyle brands to encourage an open conversation about the impact of digital technology on contemporary art. Our team engages in editorial and education initiatives, online projects, global philanthropy, as well as strategic partnerships.




Olju Man — Founder & Director

Olju has 10+ years experience in the digital media industry, most recently at Snap Inc., as well as Google and Twitter. In 2016 he founded Art Direct.



Lauren Glazer — Art Consultant

Lauren is a graduate of Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York and obtained her Master’s in Art Business. She runs an art instablog @laurencsglazer.




"Everything you can imagine is real." – Pablo Picasso