ABOUT MARCEL KATZ
Miami native Marcel Katz is an art dealer and art agent, whose curated art gallery showcases available works from artists of all levels of fame and notoriety.
Katz started in the nightlife business as the creative director for the Opium Group, one of Miami's most premiere entertainment hospitality group of its time, with over a decade of experience. It was in this position where he found a niche for discovering and marketing cool art, which he would implement into many of these events. As Creative Director, Katz began incorporating the art aspects into nightlife at the collaborating venues. Doing so was very influential in the careers of these artists and soon enough, Katz had morphed into their agent. He started Marcel Katz Art, an established and independent art dealing and artist agency, in 2015.
In addition to helping independent artists break into the art world, Katz has often been the connector between them and today’s popular culture. Nicknamed “The Art Plug”, his creative marketing efforts and eye for predicting the success of artists and trends has attracted a younger generation of art collectors and admirers as well as celebrities. Katz has access to works from over 50 artists including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Mr. Brainwash, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Aholsniffsglue, CB Hoyo, Mister E, DetroitWick, and John Paul Fauves.
Katz has collaborated other creatives in the entertainment industry, including D’Angelo Russell, Lil’ Wayne, Meyhem Lauren, DRAM, Miley Cyrus, Jermaine Dupree. Most recently, Katz facilitated a collaboration between Aholsniffsglue and Adidas on a targeted marketing campaign in Miami with street art culture.
For Miami Art Week 2017, Katz participated at SCOPE Miami Beach with Nigerian hyperrealism artists Arinze Stanley and Ayo Filade. He also curated a sold out group show titled “Mood Swings” featuring 20+ influential, trendsetting artists, both local and international, at Oliver Cole Gallery. The show featured activation room Raise The Caliber, where artists DetroitWick and Black Crow Studios transform SHREDS®, pieces of guns that remain after they've been voluntarily turned in through gun buy back and amnesty programs or seized from crime scenes from across America, into something beautiful by encasing them in solid lucite and capturing them through photography. Percentage of proceeds from each sale were donated to 501(c)(3) nonprofit Caliber Foundation®.
Katz also curated four areas of attractions and activations in the 21st edition of Art Palm Beach art fair in January 2018, including "Mood Swings", "Fake Fulfillment Center" by Shawn Kolodny, "These Are Not Photos" by Ayo Filade and Arinze Stanley, and "Raise The Caliber" by DetroitWick, Black Crow Studios, and The Caliber Foundation. The featured activations made fairgoers think about diversity, drug addiction, and gun violence. The Mood Swing exhibit was engaging and interactive and explored how social media and globalization have affected mankind, exploiting the authenticity of one’s true self.
Most recently, due to the events of Stoneman Douglas High School, Katz partnered with Delano South Beach and The Caliber Foundation to present Raise the Caliber®: Art Create Change Miami on February 28, 2018. Taking place inside Delano's Doheny Room, the special event hosted a silent auction featuring fine art prints by Black Crow Studios and solid lucite sculptures by artist DetroitWick. 100% of the profits from the art sales, event entry fees and a percentage of Doheny Room + LEYNIA’s sales from the evening were donated to The Caliber Foundation to help those affected by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.