Contemporary Art Academy

Contemporary Art Academy is an online art educational initiative offering courses to practicing artists, co-founded by Zavier Ellis & Mathew Gibson.  


Contemporary Art Academy is London born with global outreach. Co-founded by Zavier Ellis and Mathew Gibson in 2022, the academy ethos is drawn from their high-level experience of running galleries; curating museum-scale exhibitions; advising world class collectors; making and exhibiting; teaching; and running residency and educational programmes.  

The academy is built on three core foundational pillars—making (Personal Practice), researching (Critical Context) and professionalising (Professional Practice), all delivered by leading artworld professionals who bring vast experience and world class networks. 

Bound by generosity, Contemporary Art Academy creates supportive online cohorts that enable artists to become part of a thriving and ever-expanding international community. Contemporary Art Academy is helping artists to grow their networks, experience breakthrough moments and gain confidence.    

With a mission of making premium art education accessible to all, Contemporary Art Academy’s innovative, content-packed courses are offered at genuinely affordable prices. Be the first to know about new courses and initiatives by signing up to our Newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and do email us at if you have questions.