Biographies

| Marlaina Deppe | 
Founder & President

Novo Arts was established in 1975 by Marlaina Deppe to make fine art accessible to every client. The company’s intent is to communicate the value of art for any environment, mediating the interests of the business and art communities through a variety of innovative programs.

Novo Arts consists of a group of professionally trained artists, art consultants, art historians, project managers and art handlers. Our team works collaboratively to understand and link our client’s vision with customized fine art solutions.

Novo Arts has operated from its headquarters in New York since its founding in 1975. The company now tackles a multitude of projects on an international scale. Novo Arts has clients in locations throughout the US and Japan, having completed projects in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico, and Tokyo.

Novo Arts participates in various organizations within the design, architectural, and real estate communities, including the AIA, CoreNet, IIDA, IFMA, NEWH and WPEO. Novo Arts extended its services into the non-profit community by establishing the Give Your Art Foundation. The Foundation, recognizing the need for corporate clients to redistribute their existing art, donates work to shelters, hospices, and other similar institutions, providing a mutually rewarding exchange.

Throughout its history, Novo Arts’ philosophy of “art for everyone” has inspired it to remain flexible, and above all creative as it invents new services and products, which respond to its clients’ evolving interests.

| Matthias Aguilar | 
Graphic Design Director

Matthias is the supervisor and senior designer of the Graphics Department, which handles concept development, digital graphics, photography edits, and video edits. He has been a graphic designer with Novo Arts for 12 years, and has led the Graphic Design Department for the past 8 years. As the lead designer, Matthias has led the Novo graphics team in projects for clients such as One World Trade, Viacom, JW Marriott, Resorts World Casino, the InterContinental Hotel in Times Square, and the Brigham Hospital in Boston.

In addition to his work in fine art concept development and design for Novo, Matthias has worked closely with clients to develop a complete brand redesign, including creating new logo, brochure, invitation, event banner, video presentation and menu designs for numerous clients.

Before moving to New York, Matthias studied painting at HBK Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany. His expertise includes digital and analog photography, video art design and editing, and full proficiency in the German language. In his spare time, Matthias likes to stroll the streets of New York armed with a camera or listen to 60’s, Classical and Lounge music.