We are an artist-driven organization that believes in building an art world worth inhabiting.
Artwrld works collaboratively with artists to commission and produce projects that engage broad audiences and explore the emerging possibilities of blockchain technology for creative practice. We support artists throughout the entire process of making new work—from the initial concept to the final presentation—while fostering critical conversations about the issues driving digital art and culture.
Our mission is to create art projects that are thoughtful, challenging, and inspiring, and help artists advance their work and ideas in the space of web3.
Every project we present benefits one or more nonprofit organizations, selected by the artist to receive a portion of each sale.
Because NFTs have the potential to distribute royalties automatically and in perpetuity, artists can use their work to channel funds intentionally and help build and sustain an art world they care about.
When used thoughtfully, we believe NFTs can make artworks more widely available, put artists more in control of how their work is produced and exchanged, and contribute to the numerous institutions that make artists and artworks possible in the first place.
How it Works
Every artwork presented by Artwrld is backed by an NFT, essentially a certificate of ownership and authenticity for digital art.
An NFT (non-fungible token) is a piece of code that establishes a digital asset, in this case an artwork, as a unique object created and owned by specific individuals. This code is written permanently and securely into a global record of digital transactions known as a blockchain.
How to get in touch.
Team & Partners
Nato ThompsonArtistic Director, Partner
Author, curator, and self-described “cultural infrastructure builder,” Nato Thompson has over 20 years of experience in the art world. He served as Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary, Chief Curator at Creative Time, and Curator at MASS MoCA.
Josh GoldblumCEO, Partner
Josh Goldblum is a digital innovator and the CEO of Bluecadet with over 20 years of experience in the cultural sector. His past clients include MoMA, The Getty, The Smithsonian Institution, Google, Harvard, Princeton, and MIT. He has been awarded an Emmy, a SXSW Award, Fast Company Innovation Award, and Webby Awards.
Walid Raad is an artist and a professor of art at the Cooper Union. His work has been shown around the world, including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and Documenta, as well as in solo exhibitions at the Louvre, MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, ICA Boston, and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Scott BrewerTechnical Advisor
An experienced technologist, founder, strategist, and product leader, Scott Brewer is the co-founder of the creative technology firm Art Processors and blockchain digital art gallery Bright Moments. He has designed and managed software used and loved by millions for over 15 years.
Dina PughManaging Director
Dina Pugh has held leadership roles at non-profit institutions, public art organizations, galleries, agencies, and brands. She spent over eight years incubating the Meta Open Arts program. Prior to that, Dina co-founded creative agency Imprint Projects and Triple Base Gallery (San Francisco). Artsy named her one of "The 20 Most Influential Young Curators in the United States."
Kerin SulockDirector of Production
Kerin Sulock is a cultural producer with over fifteen years of experience manifesting artists' creative visions. She's worked in the studios of Jenny Holzer and Taryn Simon and most recently at Superblue. Kerin received her MA in the History of Art from Williams College and an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis.
Lucinda WarcholDirector of Marketing
Lucinda Warchol is a creative strategist and curator who has worked in the context of the primary and secondary art markets and the non-profit arts sector — most recently as the director of exhibitions at ArtYard and as co-founder of SOMEWHERE, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Los Angeles.
Cody EdisonCommunity Manager
Cody Edison is a lens-based artist and community organizer. He is the co-founding director of the weekly public art event NFTuesdayLA (Est. 2021), and received his BFA for Photography and Media from CalArts in 2012.
Lauren JonesDirector of Sales
Lauren Jones is an entrepreneur, consultant, and curator of visual culture. She has an MA of Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute and is passionately curious about the emerging technologies—blockchain, AI, and XR—influencing the way art is produced, sold, and experienced. Lauren is also Founder of ArtMark, a suite of tools for digital artists to verify and market their work to collectors.