Biographies

| Marlaina Deppe | 
Founder & President

Established in 1975, Novo Arts strives to make fine art accessible to all. We are committed to collaborating with our clients to create visual concepts that reflect their unique sensibilities and identities.

Novo Arts consists of a group of professionally trained artists, art consultants, graphic designers, 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 1975. The company today handles a large volume and diverse range of projects, from public sculptures to commercial interior installations. We are international, with clients from US to Japan. Our projects are installed in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico, Tokyo, and Shanghai.

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” remains flexible. We strive to push creative limits by inventing new services that respond to both current design trends and your unique interests. 

| Matthias Aguilar | 
Graphic Design Director

Matthias is the Graphic Design Director at Novo, which leads concept development, digital graphics, photography, videography, and print production. 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 directed 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.

Before moving to New York, Matthias studied painting at HBK Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany. His expertise includes digital and analog photography, film, and video editing. In his spare time, Matthias likes to stroll the streets of New York armed with a camera, as well as listen to classical, lounge, and 60s era music.