Mary-Anne Martin, President
Mary-Anne Martin, a native New Yorker, was educated at Smith and Barnard Colleges, and did graduate work at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. In 1966 she interrupted her graduate studies to fill in for a month in the Impressionist Department at Sotheby’s New York (then called Parke Bernet Galleries). This led to a thirteen year career with that firm, during which Martin trained as an expert in impressionist and modern paintings, eventually becoming head of their Paintings Department as well as their first female Senior Vice President and officer of the Board. A trip to Mexico City in 1974 kindled Martin’s interest in Mexican Art and in 1977 she organized for Sotheby’s the first auction of Mexican Paintings ever held in the United States. In 1979 she followed with the first auction of Latin American Paintings. The success of this sale led Martin to found the Latin American Department at Sotheby’s, and important semiannual sales of Latin American Art have been held there as well as at Christie’s ever since.
In 1982 Martin, noting the absence of private galleries in the United States devoted to the Latin American field, left the auction house in order to found Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art (mam/fa), a gallery completely devoted to the promotion and sale of Mexican and Latin American Art. Since then mam/fa has become the pre-eminent gallery in the Latin American field. Martin oversees business and public relations for the gallery, supervises publications and develops new business. She works with clients who wish to sell paintings and maintains contacts with collectors and institutions seeking important works. She is known for her connoisseurship and expertise in the Latin American field and consults for collectors, museum curators and auction houses around the world.
Martin is a board member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), where she has served as Senior Vice President and chaired its Membership and Public Relations Committees. She was a founding member of the Selection Committee for Art Basel Miami Beach serving from 2001 through 2010.
Kaeli Deane, Gallery Manager
Born in Connecticut, Kaeli Deane graduated from Tufts University in 2010 with degrees in Art History and Spanish. During her undergraduate career she was active in promoting campus-wide interest in fine art by leading the Tufts Art History Society as its president and working closely with the Tufts University Art Gallery as a gallery guide and a board member of its Student Advisory Council. She was also an integral part of the Tufts Daily Arts Section, writing numerous reviews of exhibitions at various Boston art galleries and museums. Kaeli worked closely with her advisor, Adriana Zavala, to gain an in depth knowledge of modern Latin American art and helped with the creation of a large-scale exhibition on twentieth century Mexican art, titled Mexico Beyond the Revolution, for the Tufts University Art Gallery in 2010.
Kaeli first joined MAM/FA in 2009 as an intern after studying abroad in Madrid and then returned as a full staff member upon her graduation from college in 2010. She manages daily functions of the gallery and researches inventory and relevant artists. This also includes helping to organize exhibitions and art fairs and assisting clients with their various needs.
Deborah Roan, Archivist
Deborah Roan received a BA from Cornell University, a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Rutgers. She taught drawing and video production before working as an archivist for the Collection of Dorothy Norman. As Doris Bry’s archivist she prepared art historical materials for deposit at the Beinecke Rare Book Library and organized Bry’s photographic book and print collections for their eventual gift to the photography department at Yale. Her work is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in New York.
At MAM/FA Deborah maintains our extensive library of books on Latin American art. She repairs damaged books and manuscripts and develops archival storage systems for photographs and fragile printed materials. She continually adds to and refines the library’s electronic database to allow users to more easily locate materials about the history and evolution of Latin American art.
Sofia Lacayo Remy, Associate
Sofia joined MAM/FA in 1996. Born in New York, Sofia spent her early childhood in Nicaragua before moving with her family to Miami when she was five. In 1995 she graduated from Duke University with a degree in Art History. During her senior year she curated an exhibition at the Duke University Museum of Art entitled Patriá: Contemporary Nicaraguan Painting. The exhibition and catalogue were so well received that a benefactor donated the funds to take the show to the Teatro Rubén Darío in Managua, Nicaragua. This was the first public exhibition of art since the end of the Nicaraguan revolution and its arrival evoked deep patriotic emotions in a country that hidden its artistic side for almost 15 years.
After 6 years of directing the gallery at MAM/FA, Sofia moved to Miami, Florida to become our regional associate. With MAM/FA she continues to work with collectors of Latin American art and to develop new business in the South Florida area. She focuses on consulting new collectors in building important Latin American collections as well on continuing to work with established clientele in selling inventory and receiving consignments.
Lynn Harrison Bump, Director of Computer Services
Lynn created and maintains MAM/FA’s database system. Lynn graduated from Columbia University in 1980 with a degree in Economics and did graduate work at the Columbia School of Business in Operations Research.