The Rise Art Team

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips

Co-founder of Rise Art, Scott's career has spanned both the media and technology sectors. Scott focuses on the commercial and operational aspects of Rise Art, and works with our artists and collectors on a daily basis. He enjoys spending an afternoon at the Tate, loves the RCA's Secret Exhibition, and attends as many degree shows and art fairs as possible.

See Scott's Rise Art profile here

Marcos Steverlynck

Marcos Steverlynck

Marcos Steverlyck co-founded Rise Art following three years at Google, where he most recently managed European partnerships for Google's Android operating system. Marcos is originally from Argentina, and leads the development of Rise Art's website, products and technology. He is passionate about making the art world more accessible and personalised through new technology.

See Marcos' Rise Art page here

Matthew Hockley Smith

Aimee Morris

Matthew Hockley Smith is the Curatorial Director of Rise Art. Matthew's career spans over 30 years in the art world, leading international teams at Christies and Lisson Gallery. Matthew also runs Hockley Smith Consulting, an artist management and advisory firm. Matthew is based in London

See Matthew's Rise Art page here

Aimee Morris

Aimee Morris

Aimee is on the Marketing Team at Rise Art and manages Editorial and Partnerships. She wrote her MA dissertation on representations of Shakespeare’s plays in visual art (#nerd) and she’s a sucker for works by Salvador Dali and Lucian Freud.

See Aimee's Rise Art page here

Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

Jamie is the Managing Director of Asia Pacific, leading Rise Art's expansion into Asia. Jamie has extensive experience in cross-cultural, interdisciplinary management and cultivation, spearheading strategic initiatives in both the United States and Greater China. A former multi-million dollar fundraiser, Google speaker, and writer/researcher for HKU and Harvard, Jamie loves cats (particularly her own), good food and fine wine. Many moons ago and pre-MBA, she majored in English and Fine Arts with a focus on literary journalism, ceramics and printmaking. While she fancies the idea of being an artist, she would much rather focus on the real talent and making art accessible and approachable for all.

See Jamie's Rise Art page here

Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis

Samuel is the Artist Liaison here at Rise Art - a sentinel that ensures our talented artists can focus on what they do best, whilst he takes care of the rest. Having recently completed an MA from Goldsmiths in Contemporary Art Theory, he now considers himself a scholar in oneiric electronic music from the post-Soviet region.

See Sam's Rise Art page here

Angus Fitzpatrick

Angus Fitzpatrick

Angus is Trade and Corporate Lead at Rise Art. Whether advising, choosing artworks or rolling his sleeves up on an install, Angus is here to help get the job done. Behind site floorpans, his second love is African contemporary art and is happy to wax lyrical til the cows come home.

See Angus' Rise Art page here

Kate MacDonald

Kate MacDonald

Kate is an Art Advisor at Rise Art. She works with private clients and collectors. Over her time at the company Kate has worked on a diverse range of projects, from advising on art for London office spaces to dressing the BBC Apprentice House. Kate has a degree in Cultural History from the University of Bristol and has previously worked in the music industry. Kate is the musical talent in the office. She sings and plays the trumpet. Plus she has an earring collection to rival Peggy Guggenheim.

See Kate's Rise Art page here

Rita Kettaneh

Kate MacDonald

Rita Kettaneh is the Funnel Specialist at Rise Art. Whether she's busy optimising conversions or project planning new application integrations, her main focus is to design solutions that provide Rise Art visitors and subscribers with the best online experience. When she's not online, you'll find her designing some pretty unique furniture pieces or attending a contemporary dance class.

See Rita's Rise Art page here

Michelle Porter

Michelle Porter

Michelle heads up HR & Talent at Rise Art. She primarily focuses on attracting, retaining and developing talent, (in short she builds & drives our team) Michelle has sailed over 45,000 miles around the world, competing against 12 identical 70ft racing yachts - she’s not your average Head of Talent.

See Michelle's Rise Art page here

Renatta Maniski-Luke

Renatta Maniski-Luke

Renatta is a member of the Curatorial Team at Rise Art and advises private individuals as well as corporate and trade clients on their art collections. Renatta studied Fine Art with specialisms in Feminist Art and Curation. She’s worked as a curator with several art organisations and has a massive woman crush on Tracey Emin (who doesn't).

See Renatta's Rise Art page here

Nancy Cravero

Nancy Cravero

Nancy is our lead Graphic Designer. She works closely with our developers and with the Marketing and Sales teams. In her previous life, Nancy was a Fashion Designer and worked on projects in Argentina, Spain and London. She holds a degree in Fashion Design (UBA, Argentina) and an MA in fashion Styling and Photography (IED, Spain). Stella Kapezanou is currently Nancy's favourite artist on Rise Art.

See Nancy's Rise Art page here