We're here to shape the art world of tomorrow
Empowering a more creative future
Artlogic was born in 1989 when our then Co-Founder Peter Chater set about streamlining and simplifying his gallery workflow through what was then new computer technology. Since then, we've grown to a community of over 4,500 galleries, artists and collectors, empowering over 12,000 art world professionals to do their best work every day and securely storing and sharing over 10 million artworks.
Everything starts with the art
Our Co-Managing Directors, Joe Elliott and Tom Brickman, have over 25 years of experience in art and technology. In 2022 they oversaw the merger with New York-based art tech firms ArtBase, exhibit-E and galleryManager, bringing their team's experience and unique product strengths to the Artlogic platform. For Joe and Tom, everything starts with the art; they are excited to work on the company's next chapter to develop new and innovative products whilst working with our growing community of galleries, artists and collectors to help shape the art world of tomorrow.
Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director & Chief Product Officer
Chief Technical Officer
Vice President of Customers
Chief Financial Officer
Tanya Van Sant
Vice President of Personnel
Founder Peter Chater joined the fledgling Karsten Schubert Gallery in London. His years as a Gallery Manager and then Director gave him a solid understanding of the art business and he set about streamlining the gallery workflow through computerisation.
Peter started working on a contacts database, the first component in what would soon become a fully-fledged art gallery database solution. He named his new system 'Artlogic' and it quickly drew the attention of other London art dealers like Victoria Miro who, at that time, occupied a small gallery in Cork Street, London.
In 1994, with an increasing number of clients eager to buy the system, Peter left Karsten Schubert Gallery to set up his own business, trading as Artlogic. He recognised immediately that the Internet could transform the way we work and became an early online database evangelist.
With a background in the literary world and a passion for developing online information projects, David Hooper joined Peter in 1999 and together they cofounded Artlogic Media Ltd.
By 2006, and with the backing of earlier adopters Victoria Miro Gallery in London and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, the first online version of Artlogic was launched. New clients for the online version rapidly followed. "We used to call Artlogic 'the future of art gallery systems' because it was the model of how things would be, ten years later, we don't need to explain it any more." David Hooper
Artlogic relaunched its platform to enable future growth plans. Launching new website products that were integrated with the original database structure, allowing galleries and artists to easily create websites from templates. The team had grown to over 15 employees and serviced 300+ clients in more than 40 countries.
Artlogic welcomed it's 1000th client to the community and launched it's highly anticipated product 'Online Viewing Rooms' which enables galleries and artists to create beautiful online exhibitions. A year earlier Artlogic set up its second office in New York and the team grew to over 40 people.
2022 to now
Joe Elliott and Tom Brickman became Co-Managing Directors with Cove Hill Partners becoming majority shareholders in the business. Joe and Tom oversaw the merger with New York-based art tech firms ArtBase, exhibit-E and galleryManager. The company has grown to more than 4,500 clients with over 110 employees.