LOS ANGELES GALLERIES
Los Angeles is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world–no culture goes unrepresented. Same is true of its art gallery scene. PotatoMike can help you find the best of the best from contemporary to street art and everything in between.
2939 Denby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039/ 1323.741.0330/ www.acmelosangeles.com
ACME. formally opened in October of 1994 in Santa Monica, California. The gallery was created by Robert Gunderman and Randy Sommer who had previously worked together at FOOD HOUSE. FOOD HOUSE was a well known alternative art space in Santa Monica that exhibited challenging new work by Los Angeles artists most of whom were not represented by a gallery. ACME. was located at the 6150 Wilshire complex near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for 19 years. ACME. recently relocated to the Frogtown/Elysian Valley area of Los Angeles, near the Los Angeles River. A wide range of work is exhibited at ACME. including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and installations. As a member of the ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America), the gallery is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, scholarship, and connoisseurship. Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm.
668 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069/ 1310.659.9668/ www.101exhibit.com
101/EXHIBIT was founded by architect/collector Sloan Schaffer in Miami, FL. Named after the original location at 101 NE 40th St. in Miami’s Design District, the gallery was launched in 2008. 101/EXHIBIT originally staged exhibitions highlighting figurative and Realist painting, design, ceramics, and object-based works, while transitioning towards the exhibition of contemporary art exclusively by 2011. Having produced over 20 exhibitions by the fall of 2012, the gallery opened its second location in West Hollywood, CA that winter. 101/EXHIBIT seeks to highlight the exploratory relationship between artist and audience. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.
Charlie James Gallery
969 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1213.687.0844/ www.cjamesgallery.com
Charlie James Gallery was founded in 2009. The gallery is known for discovering emerging artists and bringing them to an international audience. It has a strong concept-driven roster that embraces all artistic media. Works by the gallery’s artists have been acquired by museums such as LACMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Crocker Art Museum, and others. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.
974 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1323.480.7852/ www.coagulacuratorial.com
Coagula Art Journal was first published in April, 1992, brainchild of Los Angeles writer Mat Gleason. The bimonthly print journal quickly gained notoriety as a no-holds critique of contemporary art and the art world. Championing Los Angeles and mocking New York when the notion of the Big Apple playing second fiddle to "LaLa Land" was considered delusional, the art world as it exists now was envisioned as obvious on the pages of Coagula a generation ago. With over 100 published issues, it is the autonomous companion to the rise of the Los Angeles art scene. The publication continues now as a regular catalogue of Coagula Curatorial shows with Gleason helming publisher and curator duties. Open: Wed - Sat, 1 pm - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm & by appointment.
502 Chung King Ct., Inside A. G. Geiger Books, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1215.425.6504/ www.fifthfloorgallery.com
Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor Gallery is a store dedicated to craft and design within the A. G. Geiger bookstore located in the heart of LA’s Chinatown. Curated by Robert Apodaca and Dolly Davis, their architectural backgrounds see that the space delights in a mixture of contemporary crafts and design. Many of these hand-made objects are available nowhere else besides Fifth Floor. Open: Thu - Sat, 1 pm - 6 pm.
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1213.290.4752/ humanresourcesla.com
Human Resources was founded in 2010 by a team of creative individuals who seek to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. Human Resources is not-for-profit and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms.
321 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1714.345.3841/ www.jancargallery.com
In 1980 Tom Jancar and his partner Richard Kuhlenschmidt opened an art gallery in the basement of the historic Los Altos apartment building on Wilshire Blvd. This gallery would come to be recognized as one of the seminal institutions in the development of Los Angeles art culture. During the period of their partnership, Jancar / Kuhlenschmidt Gallery exhibited the work of artists including Richard Prince, Louise Lawler, David Askevold, Christopher Williams, William Leavitt and David Amico among others.Inaugurated in October 2006, the Jancar Gallery opened on the top floor of a 1929 art deco building on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles and was located there until the late summer of 2008, at which time it relocated to Chinatown in Los Angeles. Jancar Gallery is now located in Little Toyko in downtown Los Angeles and is open by appointment.
805 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013/ 1213.625.1747/ www.theboxla.com
Since opening in 2007, The Box’s mission has been to create a diverse art program surveying historical artists and their contemporaries. By exhibiting artists of multiple generations, the gallery has established a discursive critical voice in addressing and viewing varying perspectives of art within the larger context of contemporary artistic practices. Covering a time span of nearly five decades, our artists have dealt with the historical elements that have been integral to the development of art today. Whereas younger artists supply a fresh mode of thinking, artists belonging to past generations provide a historical basis in which to contextualize the expansive development of art today. Open: Wed - Sat, 12 am - 6 pm.
American Cement Building, 2404 Wilshire Blvd #1a, Los Angeles, CA 90057/ 1213.949.6483/ www.ashesonashes.com
After opening in June of 2014, the gallery has hosted 10 shows thus far in its short tenure. Focused predominantly on the real-deal untapped realms of contemporary art, ASHES/ASHES explores that which the glossy-paged art world struggles to digest. Open; Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.
BertaArt Studio Gallery
120 E 8th St #202, Los Angeles, CA 90014/ 1818.692.0465/ www.bertaart.com
Clara Berta is a passionate, award-winning abstract mixed-media artist of Hungarian heritage. Her dynamic and highly textural abstract works have been exhibited and collected across the United States and Europe. Clara is a Los Angeles-based Abstract Painter living and working in the heart of the newly revitalized Downtown LA. BertaArt Studio Gallery has recently become listed on the Downtown LA Art Walk map, and is now a popular stop on the Second Thursday Downtown LA Art Walk. A prolific painter with an extensive body of abstract artwork, the exhibit changes every month, as she adds to and rotates her substantial inventory. Open; Mon - Fri, 11 am - 5 pm.
1923 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021/ 1213.806.7889/ cb1gallery.com
Founded by Clyde Beswick and Jason Chang in 2010, CB1 Gallery strives to promote and nurture intellectually stimulating work that implements an intersectional aesthetic. CB1 aims to provide a platform for inspired conversation among both participating artists and community members. In January 2015 the gallery opened its new 4500 sq. ft. exhibition space in the warehouse art district of downtown Los Angeles at 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., consisting of three CB1 exhibition galleries, plus an addition “Guest Annex” which serves as an exhibition gallery for national and international commercial galleries as well as non-profit organizations. Open: Tue – Sat, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, 12 pm - 4 pm & by appointment.
711 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021/ 1213.880.5474/ carlesmithgallery.com
CES Gallery specializes in local and international contemporary fine art. The gallery mission is to pursue and support the development of emerging artists focusing on work that challenges notions of place, identity and aesthetics. A multitude of traditional and new media is exhibited at CES with an emphasis on concept driven works that maintain integrity in design and attention to detail. CES was founded in 2014 by Carl E. Smith in downtown Los Angeles. Smith has directed and produced other eponymous projects since 2010. CES Gallery takes a unique approach to gallery programming that does not placate to trends, leveraging a place for lesser-known artists. Open: Thu - Sun, 12 am – 5 pm; By appointment daily.
406 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015/ 1213.973.5327/ chateaushatto.com
Château Shatto opened in downtown Los Angeles in July 2014. Established by Olivia Barrett and Nelson Harmon, the gallery currently represents four artists: Body by Body, Helen Johnson, Parker Ito and Cayetano Ferrer. Open: Tue – Sat, 12 am – 6 pm & by appointment.
622 South Anderson Street, Space 105, Los Angeles, CA 90023/ 1323.685.2520/ www.chimentocontemporary.net
A contemporary art gallery where the primary focus is on artists who work and live in California. Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.
2011 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021/ 1213.680.3473/ www.cirrusgallery.com
Print visionary Jean Milant founded Cirrus Editions and Cirrus Gallery, originally located in Hollywood, in January 1970. From that time, Cirrus stamped itself as a unique American art institution, functioning as a combination print workshop, publisher and art gallery. With a focus beyond Los Angeles, Cirrus was the very first L.A. gallery to participate in the European art fairs. The international response to Cirrus and the Los Angeles artists was tremendous. Cirrus continues today as a print workshop, publisher and gallery with no restriction to medium. New projects include technology-enhanced work. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.
Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez,The Oblongs) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and established artists, the production and promotion of their artwork, and the general production of their exhibits, events and projects. Open: Tue - Sat, 12 am - 6 pm.
DAC Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary art space located on Broadway between 4th & 5th, in the heart of Downtown L.A.’s Historic Core. Our exhibitions are held in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk, the second Thursday of each month. Open: Mon - Fri, 11 am - 3:30 pm & by appointment.
740 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013/ 1213.814.7164/ districtgallery.com
District Gallery is a project of Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (LADADSpace), a 501(c) (3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to the creation of the Arts District Center for the Arts (ADCA) and to preserving and promoting the Arts District as a true creative community. LADADSpace offers grants to local arts organizations and individual artists whose activities and projects enrich the local and regional arts community. LADADSpace also serves as a fiscal sponsor for various artists and organizations downtown and historically has provided opportunities for educational workshops, community meetings, theater productions, music events, lecture series and performance art. Open: Thu, 12 am - 7 pm, Wed, Fri, Sat, 12 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 12 am - 5 pm.
Since 2009, Ghebaly Gallery has presented an innovative program of Los Angeles-based and international artists, both emerging and mid-career. Originally located in Chinatown, the gallery moved to the Culver City arts district after its first year, transforming an old automotive space into an art gallery. Continuing to grow along with its artists, the gallery relocated to a 12,000 sq.ft. venue in Downtown LA in 2013, pioneering an exciting shift in the Los Angeles art scene. Ghebaly Gallery's program demonstrates a commitment to challenging work across all media and fostering the progressive practices of its artists. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, 12 am – 7 pm & by appointment.
Gallery at REDCAT
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012/ 1213.237.2800/ www.redcat.org
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season REDCAT presents a far-reaching roster of work by globally renowned artists, inside one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world. Open: Tue - Fri, 9 am - 6 pm; Sat-Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.
Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts (GDCA) is a full-service contemporary arts gallery located on Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, in the heart of Gallery Row. After serving as a private art dealership for more than thirty years, catering to private and corporate clientele, GDCA debuted their gallery space in March 2010, which is open to the public. GDCA’s expertise includes a keen eye for emerging artists, a special relationship with established artists, and an enthusiastic interest in undervalued artists. Open: Tue - Fri, 12 am - 7 pm; Sat, Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.
Harmony Murphy gallery was founded in 2014 to showcase a mixture of emerging and under appreciated artists from Los Angeles and beyond. It also serves as the research office for the forthcoming Robert Irwin Qualatative History. After opening its doors on South Santa Fe Ave in Los Angeles in 2014 the gallery commenced with an ambitious exhibition program of solo and two person shows featuring emerging artists such as Rachelle Sawatsky, Aki Sasamoto, G.T. Pellizzi, Joel Holmberg, and Erica Mahinay. The gallery also commissioned major site-specific outdoor sculptures by Joshua Callaghan, Thomas Demello, and Kathryn Garcia as part of its WIDE OPEN series. Open: Wed -Sat, 12 am - 6 pm & By Appointment.
Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel
901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013/ 1213.943.1620/ www.hauserwirthlosangeles.com
Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, who were joined in 2000 by Partner and Vice President Marc Payot. A family business with a global outlook, Hauser & Wirth has expanded over the past 25 years to include outposts in London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset and Gstaad. The gallery represents over 60 artists and estates who have been instrumental in shaping its identity over the past quarter century, and who are the inspiration for Hauser & Wirth’s diverse range of activities that engage with art, education, conservation and sustainability. Open: Wed, Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm; Thu, 11 am – 8 pm.
The Hive Gallery
729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014/ 1213.955.9051/ hivegallery.com
The Hive Gallery is a large art exhibition and studio space in downtown Los Angeles. We have 5 featured artists, up to 100 group show artists, 12 studio artists, and a $50 and under store. Each month on the first Saturday we treat the masses to a huge opening with all new works, performances, burlesque and more. The Hive specializes in exhibiting pop-surrealism and thought provoking work from artists around the world!! Join us on the tip of the iceberg of an art movement at The Hive Gallery. Open: 1 pm - 6 pm.
Howard Griffin Gallery
410 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013/ 1213.221.3579/ howardgriffingallery.com
Howard Griffin Gallery is an internationally focussed contemporary art gallery originally specialising in installation based exhibitions. The Gallery was founded in 2013 and currently has locations in London and Los Angeles. The Gallery is active in organising public art projects and on occasion launches off site installations and exhibitions around the world. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 pm - 8 pm.
Little Big Man Gallery
1427 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90033/ 1917.361.5039/ www.littlebigmangallery.com
Little big man gallery is Committed to exhibiting works by both established and emerging photographers. Dedicated to showing challenging photography that goes beyond the classification of often conventional Art or Documentary style Photo. Although many works are of a highbred heavily personalized style Artists on exhibition often work in complex dialog and narratives. The gallery is a natural extension to our publishing at LittleBigMan Books breathing the same vigor that we have established in our books, out onto the gallery walls. Open: Thu - Sat, 12 am - 6 pm.
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
104 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013/ 1213.629.1102/ www.lacda.com
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art was established in April of 2004 as a venue to support the efforts of the burgeoning scene revolving around art and technology. Also known as "LACDA," its founder and director of the gallery, Rex Bruce, had his first experience with art and computers in 1980 creating control voltages for analog synthesizers using an IMSAI 8080 computer and the C+ language. His subsequent extensive career and education in the field of electronic interdisciplinary art led to the creation of LACDA spawning many novel approaches to funding and programming for computer oriented fine arts. Open: Wed -Sat, 12 am - 5 pm.
300 S Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90033/ 1323.406.2587/ maccarone.net
Los Angeles is doing its best to live up to the hype generated by both local and national media outlets for the past few years. As grandees of the art world descend on L.A. this week for the opening of Eli Broad’s splashy new museum, another major player on the global scene is also planting its flag in the downtown arts district. Maccarone, the New York–based gallery founded by Michele Maccarone, opened a 50,000-square-foot complex of exhibition spaces, artists’ studios, and project rooms in a former warehouse converted by Jeff Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle of the L.A. architecture and design firm Standard. Open: Tue – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm.
571 S Anderson Street Ste 2, Los Angeles, CA 90033/ 1323.262.0260/ www.nicodimgallery.com
Nicodim Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles. Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm.
2276 E 16th Street Los Angeles CA 90021/ 1323.589.1135/ nightgallery.ca
Situated in a 6,200-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Downtown LA, the Night Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and artist-run space that reflects the youthful sensibility of owner Davida Nemeroff, a photographer and New York transplant. It shares a building with the François Ghebaly Gallery and offers patrons a look at art in what feels like a club-like atmosphere. Collectors frequent the space, which is now situated in a growing art hub, and it also holds various programming throughout the year. Open: Tue - Sat, 12 am - 7 pm.
Phantom Galleries L.A.
12609 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250/ 1213.626.2854/ www.phantomgalleriesla.com
Phantom Galleries Los Angeles (PGLA) revitalizes and energizes communities and pedestrian thoroughfares by converting vacant storefronts throughout Los Angeles County into temporary galleries and pedestrian viewing only galleries transforming districts into vibrant cultural hubs through the 24/7 public presentation of art. By producing a wide range of programs that hold appeal for art enthusiasts and neophytes alike, PGLA fosters a unique collaboration between local artists, the artistic community, and the public that proffers a living dialogue and education on contemporary art practices.
Rosamund Felsen Gallery
1923 S Santa Fe Ave, # 100, Los Angeles, California/ 1818.649.1995/ www.rosamundfelsen.com
The Rosamund Felsen Gallery is one of the longest-running art galleries in Los Angeles, California, involved in and influencing the broader American art community since its establishment in 1978. The gallery has moved three times since its inception, now residing in the Wholesale District, Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles near the Arts District, Los Angeles. Open: Wed - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.
Wilding Cran Gallery
939 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021/ 1213.553.9190/ wildingcran.com
Founded by Anthony Cran and Naomi Wilding, Wilding Cran is a Los Angeles based gallery representing contemporary artists. See website for hours. Open: Wed - Fri, 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 12 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 12 am - 4 pm.