An active member in Boston’s art community, Diana Stelin managed DTR Modern Galleries on Newbury Street for over seven years. DTR Modern Galleries, with branches in New York and Palm Beach in addition to its flagship Newbury St location, is a world renowned Modern Masters and Contemporary gallery which attracts a wide array of local and international clientele. Ms. Stelin has developed the business from the ground up and saw it through its multiple new endeavors including auctions, international art fairs, and introduction of new contemporary talent. She travelled to such important events as the Venice Biennale, FIAC Paris, LA Art Show and Art Basel Miami, among others, in search of new markets, as well as new talent and trends.
Ms. Stelin comes with a wealth of knowledge about 20th century Art History and keeps herself very up to date on current trends in the quickly developing global art world. The most rewarding task for her over the years has been the arts education of her loyal discerning collectors. They included renowned international celebrities such as Kanye West, Luciana Gimenez Morad, Jason Biggs, Alberto Aquilani among others.
Educating clientele has been very much akin to her years of teaching children at the Nandi School of Art prior to launching DTR Modern. The satisfaction of sharing her passion for the arts and her desire to offer her expertise to the community fueled her to champion her own art school here in Boston for children and adults.
Ms. Stelin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University. She studied abroad in Paris, Rome, Moscow, London and Sydney. Diana has served on multiple professional portfolio panels at the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is an accomplished painter awarded with shows of her work at the Johnson Museum of Art and numerous exhibits around the country, with a number of private commissions.
Her work can be found on her personal website.