Kate Bryan is an arts broadcaster and Head of Collections for Soho House and Co globally. As well as being the custodian of the 4000 strong Soho House art collection, she is actively building new collections for sites across the world including Mumbai, Dumbo New York, Amsterdam, Paris and Downtown LA. She recently unveiled the new collection at the original Soho House at 40 Greek Street which features new initiatives such as 40-40-40, a platform for young artists and Walk the Line where she invited museum level artists such as Tracey Emin and Yinka Shonibare to engage in a surrealist game to create single line continuous drawings. In 2017 she unveiled The Vault 100 at The Ned London which presented the work of 93 women and 7 men artists as an inversion of the current gender ratio of FTSE 100 CEOs.
She has written and presented television programmes for BBC, Sky Arts and Sky Arte Italia on an array of art historical subjects including Hogarth, Turner, Caravaggio, Dante, French Impressionism and Chinese Art. She is the lead presenter of The Art Show on Sky Arts and a judge on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of The Year. In March 2018 she presented an hour long live TV special from the Tate Modern giving viewers an exclusive tour of the exhibition Picasso 1932.
In addition to broadcasting, Bryan has experience working as a contemporary art dealer. In 2007 she left her position at the British Museum and relocated to Hong Kong to direct The Cat Street Gallery. Upon returning to London she was appointed as a Director of the Fine Art Society, London’s oldest commercial dealership on New Bond Street. She later led the global contemporary art fair Art15 in London. In 2014 she won the Arts and Culture category in the Women of the Future Awards and is now a mentor for young women in the arts.