about

Instead of resting within their own borders,
they sweep across the wall,
achieving ‘separateness’ from the room but also engaging it.
For these Curves are figures.
Without the wall, they would have no ground.
— Ratcliff in Waldman 1996

Yellow Curve fills a significant need in the architecture and design world by not just providing access to the best emerging artists, but doing so with a complex understanding that the cornerstone of any great interior space is the art. We act as the conduit between the separate worlds of art and design with our overlapping goals and values.

Yellow Curve brings together the complementary experience and skills of its founders: Max Marshall, who is deeply rooted in the emerging arts scene both in New York and abroad, and Michael Yarinsky, who is an accomplished interdisciplinary designer specializing in architecture and interiors.

Max Marshall, co-director, is a New York based curator and art dealer with several years of experience within the corporate, auction-house, and gallery environments.

Max grew up in Texas where he studied Studio Art. After graduation, he has worked at Pace Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery among other private firms before deciding to begin his own program. In 2015, Max launched Deli Gallery which is currently based in Queens with a focus on supporting emerging artists. In 2017, Max co-founded Yellow Curve.

Michael Yarinsky, co-director, is a New York based architect and interior designer.  His residential, commercial, and retail design work is marked by one main theme - the idea that modernism should have materiality. One of the cornerstones of this has always been the inclusion and integration of art into his projects.            

Michael received his degrees in Architecture from Pratt Institute where he became invested in a community of emerging Brooklyn artists. After graduation, aside from practice, Michael started Cooler Gallery outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard - a gallery with a focus on the intersections of art, design, and manufacturing. In 2017, Michael co-founded Yellow Curve.

Yellow Curve identity by Studio Proba. Photography by Ian Lewandowski.