Our History

Our Team

ALEX FARKAS gallery director, co-founder

Alex brings a unique and slightly off-center aesthetic to the gallery. His love of art traces back to his hometown Jerome, a tiny arts community in northern Arizona. Alex grew up creating sculpture in his uncle's woodworking studio and learning about the art business in his mother's gallery. In college, he trained his eye by travelling the world to experience first-hand the art he studied. Alex is passionate about working with artists to navigate the gallery world and connect with patrons. He holds degrees in Art History and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and currently lives in San Francisco.
STEPHEN TANENBAUM president, co-founder

Stephen has a passion for the art of the start-up. He founded his first company, Bunkpal, at the age of 18 and pursued his love of business at the University of Arizona, where he earned a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Stephen keeps Ugallery on the cutting edge by overseeing the gallery's online presence and running business behind the scenes. Originally from Atlanta, Stephen now lives in New York City. When he's not working, you might spot him strolling MoMA - he's got a soft spot for Takashi Murakami - or playing softball in Central Park.

Samantha grew up in Menlo Park, California, just south of San Francisco. She remembers loving art from a young age, but it wasn't until a high school art history project that she realized it was what she wanted to pursue. After studying Art History with a focus in Greek Antiquities at Boston University, Samantha went on to get her Masters in Art Business at Sotheby's in London. She has since moved back to the Bay Area and loves exploring the city's exciting art scene. Samantha could not be more excited to be part of the Ugallery team, where she gets to interact with artists and buyers (and look at art all day)!
MARIE SZALKIEWICZ senior art consultant

Marie grew up in New York City, attending LaGuardia Arts as a visual arts major which solidified her passion for the unique and creative side of life. She made her way across the country to the University of California, Los Angeles graduating with Bachelor Degrees in both Art History and Communication Studies. As our Senior Art Consultant, she is thrilled to continue to explore the art world with UGallery. She is excited to connect with designers and art-lovers alike to foster strong relationships and share the joy of beauty and aesthetics in everyday life. With her spare time, Marie is typically painting or dreaming about her next travel destination (she has a really long list)!
KEITH BECKER KEITH BECKER marketing director

Keith loves the art of a good story. Between a liberal arts degree and experience as a strategic planner in advertising, UGallery presents the perfect challenge of blending art and business. Keith has come to appreciate the meaning that art provides to both artists and collectors, and enjoys helping to create those connections. Outside the office, he enjoys playing basketball, reading and spending time outdoors.

Margaretta has a love for all things artistic and creative. She has a degree in English, with a concentration in 18th Century Literature, and a minor in Art History from Cornell University. While in college, she was a member of the women?s rowing team. A lover of words, Margaretta has a passion for puns, idioms, etymologies, crosswords puzzles, and essentially all aspects of language. She developed her love of art while learning about ancient Egyptian art in a high school Art History course. She currently lives in Connecticut where she keeps bees and a mid-sized vegetable garden.

Madeline is originally from San Francisco and grew up in beautiful Marin County. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History from UCLA and recently received a Master's degree in Cultural & Creative Industries from King's College London. Her favorite artistic genre is photography and she appreciates the aesthetics of Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Horst P. Horst. When Madeline isn't admiring art, she can be found traveling, hiking in Marin, sailing on the bay, or watching Bay Area sports.
GREG ROSBOROUGH creative director

Greg was born in lowa City, but grew up on the sun-drenched basketball courts of Tucson, Arizona (he's 6'5"!). After earning a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona and launching UGallery, Greg moved to New York to study Menswear Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2013, he co-founded the fashion label Abasi Rosborough. He now serves as the Design Director for Abasi Rosborough and as the Creative Director at UGallery, driving the site's simple, crisp aesthetic.

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