Melissa Digby-Bell has worked in the contemporary art sector since 2002, following a degree in History of Art at the University of Bristol. Her career began at White Cube, going on to manage the studios of high-profile artists Marc Quinn and Anish Kapoor. In 2014, Melissa co-founded curatorial partnership and consultancy Mehta Bell Projects.


In 2020, Melissa launched Offshoot Arts - a hybrid consultancy and gallery dedicated to supporting and promoting emerging and mid-career international artists. Melissa’s passion for discovering and nurturing artistic talent is shared via curated online presentations, private consultancy, collaborations and curatorial projects. Melissa's background encompasses commercial galleries, blue-chip institutions, artist studios and art fairs. This experience, alongside her extensive network of industry contacts and clients, enables her to support and connect artists, galleries and audiences to facilitate projects and create new opportunities.