NEW YORK GALLERIES

New York City. You name it, it’s here. Some call it the capital of the art world and its history backs that up. Galleries from Chelsea to Bushwick are known world-wide, and the locals aren’t as bad as they say.   

 


 

Contemporary African Art Gallery
330 W 108th St #6, New York, NY 10025/ 1212.662.8799/ contempafricanart.com

We are a gallery that shows contemporary African fine art. Operating for 30 years, we serve individuals, corporate clients and museums that are seeking to expand their knowledge and or collections of contemporary fine art. Most artists we show have established reputations in Europe and other parts of the world; however, we are always looking for the undiscovered promise of emerging artists. The number of individuals the gallery represents now totals over 30 artists from all African regions. The Work on exhibit is as diverse as the countries from which it originates: contemporary sculpture in stone and wood, oil paintings, pastels, etchings, ink drawings, limited editions prints, collage and installations.

 
 
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Susan Eley Fine Art
46 W 90th St, New York, NY 10024/ 1917.952.7641/ www.susaneleyfineart.com

Susan Eley Fine Art was founded in the spring of 2006 by Susan Eisner Eley as a salon-style gallery. Situated in an Upper West Side townhouse in Manhattan, the Gallery offers an intimate viewing experience, contrary to the more formal presentations of art in typical white box galleries. Eley opened the Gallery to attract a new, untapped audience for contemporary art and to provide regular gallerygoers with a fresh, alternative way to enjoy art. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists, who work in a range of media, from paint to photography to sculpture and print. Solo and group exhibitions showcase abstract and and figurative work from a diverse body of artists from the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Gallery artists are dynamic, active professionals, who produce strong bodies of work that constantly shift and evolve.Open: Tue - Thu, 11 am - 5 pm & by appointment.

     
     
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    City Reliquary
    370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211/ 1718.782.4842/ www.cityreliquary.org

    The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through permanent display of New York City artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections, and annual cultural events, The City Reliquary connects visitors to both the past and present of New York. Open: Thu - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

     

       
       
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      Bose Pacia
      163 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1212.989.7074/ www.bosepacia.com

      Established in 1994, Bose Pacia was the first gallery in the West specializing exclusively in contemporary South Asian art. Over the past two decade, Bose Pacia has held over 80 exhibitions and is internationally regarded for promoting the South Asian avant-garde. The gallery fosters an active discourse between contemporary South Asian artists and the international art community by featuring exhibitions that contextualize contemporary art from this geographic region within its rich artist traditions and current social tensions. Open: by appointment only: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm.

       

       
       
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      Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery
      111 Front St #218, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1718.625.0080/ www.brooklynartscouncil.org

      For more than four decades, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) has fostered the cultural life of Brooklyn. Founded in 1966 in the basement of Flatbush resident Charlene Victor, BAC’s first event was a small film festival held that same year in Prospect Park. Today we have a wealth of arts programming and support services in education, professional development, grant-making, fiscal sponsorship, film & media arts and folk/traditional arts. We support Brooklyn’s visual artists through our online Artist Registry and by showing their work in BAC Gallery, our very own exhibition space located in our offices in DUMBO.

       
       
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      Janet Borden
      1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1212.431.0166/ janetbordeninc.com

      Janet Borden, Inc. is a contemporary art gallery located in New York City. The gallery specializes in contemporary photography, representing some of the major photographic artists of this era, including Robert H. Cumming, Jan Groover, Martin Parr, and John Pfahl. Janet Borden, Inc. opened its doors in 1988. The gallery was located in SoHo, at 560 Broadway, Suite #601, but as of September 2016, relocated at 91 Water Street in Brooklyn. Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.

       
       

      Klompching Gallery
      89 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1212.796.2070/ www.klompching.com

      The Klompching Gallery was established in Dumbo, Brooklyn in September 2007. Owned and operated by Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the gallery quickly established itself as a gallery with an extraordinary roster of artists from which to purchase some of the best examples of contemporary photography—with exhibition reviews in publications such as The New Yorker, Art Review, Modern Painters, New York magazine and the Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous notable cultural websites. Since its inception, the gallery has earned a solid reputation for providing informed guidance on the acquisition of contemporary fine art photography. Open: Wed – Sat, 11 am – 6 pm & by appointment.

       
       
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      Minus Space
      16 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1718.801.8095/ www.minusspace.com

      The only gallery of its kind in the United States, MINUS SPACE specializes in reductive abstract art on the international level. Reductive art is generally characterized by its use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic or limited color, geometry and pattern, repetition and seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor. Reductive art is inclusive and pluralistic in its approach, including geographic location, age, gender, medium, artistic strategy, and content of work. We present museum-quality solo and group exhibitions by pioneering emerging, established, and deceased artists at our Brooklyn gallery, as well as at other collaborating venues on the national and international levels. Open: Wed - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.

       
       
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      NY Foundation for the Arts
      20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1212.366.6900/ www.nyfa.org

      Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community.

       
       
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      Powerhouse Arena
      28 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1718.666.3049/ www.powerhousearena.com

      The POWERHOUSE Arena—a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE Arena showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle. Open: Mon - Fri, 11 am - 7 pm; Sat,Sun, 11 am - 6 pm.

       
       
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      Smack Mellon
      92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1718.834.8761/ www.smackmellon.org

      Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon's mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

       
       
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      Triangle Arts Association
      20 Jay Street, 317 + 318, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1718.858.1260/ triangleworkshop.org

      Triangle is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Our programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs. Triangle was founded in 1982 by artist Anthony Caro and founder of Gasworks, Robert Loder. Its first program, the Artists’ Workshop was organized in the summer of 1982 when 25 artists from New York City, the United Kingdom and Canada—forming the original “triangle”—were invited to Mashomack Fish and Game Preserve in Pine Plains, New York. Open: Mon - Wed, 12 am - 8 pm & by appointment.

       

       
       
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      Littlefield
      622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, New York/ www.littlefieldnyc.com

      Littlefield is a performance and art space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. Housed in a 6200-square foot textile warehouse dating from the 1920s, Littlefield merges the Gowanus’ industrial past with a sustainable future. These elements include a landscaped interior courtyard, sound walls and ceilings formed from recycled rubber tires and cork, respectively, bar and table tops built from salvaged bowling alley lanes, and chairs made with recycled cork. Future projects include a grey-water system and a landscaped roof that will reduce Littlefield’s footprint to virtually zero.

       
       
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      Ouchi Gallery
      170 Tillary Street, Suite 105, Brooklyn, NY 11201/ 1347.987.4606/ ouchigallery.com

      No, not "ouch". Pronounced OOH-WOO-CH-I, Ouchi is Japanese for "home" or "house". Our gallery is named Ouchi because we display artwork by contemporary Japanese artists in a home-like setting. Art should be more than a business commodity. It should transform into our daily lives, awakening us with new thoughts and passions each day. The best art teaches that there are no limits to individual pursuits; that our own possibilities are infinite. When you visit Ouchi Gallery, we hope that you feel both at home and inspired. Perhaps you will feel something exhilarating—a positive "ouch!" Open: Tuesday, 7 pm - 10 pm: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm, Appointments only on Wednesday.

       
       
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      Rush Arts - Corridor Gallery
      334 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238/ 1212.691.9552/ www.rushartsgallery.org

      In the 90s, the mission of Rush Arts Gallery was to provide resources and support to early career, non-commercial artists of color who lacked representation in Chelsea’s art district. Since it’s establishment, this mission has been expanded to support the diverse creative practices of the entire emerging artistic community, including artists, curators and writers from around the globe. Rush Arts Gallery provides an inclusive space for new audiences and promotes experimental ventures in visual art, curatorial visions, performance art, and community involvement. Over the last 19 years, Rush Arts Gallery has grown to also include a second space, Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The galleries exhibit over 100 artists throughout the year. Open: Wed – Sat, 12 am - 6 pm.

       
       

      UrbanGlass

      647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217/ 1718.625.3685/ www.urbanglass.org

      UrbanGlass is an open-access facility where over 200 professional artists and designers create using glass. Our facility fosters community and serves as an incubator for creation and innovation. UrbanGlass’ 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art studios are filled with natural light and the best equipment available. The facility includes a hot shop, cold shop, kiln room, flameworking shop, mold room, and flat working area. The hot shop has six glory holes ranging in size from nine to 36 inches, two 1,000 pound furnaces, and a wide range of annealers. The cold shop features heavy equipment such as belt sanders and can be easily cleaned by hosing down the equipment into large grated floor sinks. The studios also feature a dedicated kiln room with 14 kilns and a mold shop. The lampworking studio houses workstations for 15 artists and a variety of torches at each station. Open: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 9 pm.

       
       

      440 Gallery

      Sixth Avenue @ Ninth Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215/ 1718.499.3844/ 440gallery.com

      440 Gallery is an artist-run space in Park Slope, Brooklyn, dedicated to the creation, exhibition and sale of a wide range of work. The artist members range from emerging to mid-career, and practice in a broad spectrum of styles and media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, assemblage, and installation. 440 Gallery also invites outside artists and curators to participate in seasonal group shows. Since 2005, the gallery has facilitated a lively cultural exchange within its Brooklyn neighborhood, and the artistic community at large. Open:Thu - Fri, 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat - Sun, 11 am - 7 pm.

       
       

      Ethan Pettit Gallery

      10 Eighth Avenue Suite 3, Brooklyn, NY 11217/ 1347.578.3041/ ethanpettitgallery.com

      We opened our gallery in June 2012 and have produced exhibitions in Bushwick, Williamsburg, Düsseldorf, and at our present location in Park Slope. Open: Saturdays - Sundays, 1 pm - 6 pm.

       
       
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      FiveMyles

      558 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238/ 1718.783.4438/ www.fivemyles.org

      We focus on giving emerging, merited, and well-established artists the opportunity to present their work in solo and group exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles. Exhibitions are often inspired by art rooted in non-Western cultures and have included photography and video from East Africa and contemporary Native and Caribbean art. The New York Times, Village Voice, Artnews, Art in America, and other press have given FiveMyles laudatory reviews for its exhibitions, and in 2000 FiveMyles received an OBIE award for "presenting magnificent contemporary performance work."Open: Thu - Sun, 1 pm — 6 pm & by appointment.

       
       

      Gowanus Print Lab

      54 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215/ 1718.788.3930/ gowanusprintlab.com

      The Gowanus Print Lab is a community screen printing studio in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Established in October 2010, our aim is to create a nurturing artist community by providing affordable access to workspace and tools, education through screen printing and design classes, and providing exhibition space for emerging artists. We are a fully-loaded studio with everything you need to complete your screen printing projects- screens, squeegees, tables, inks, emulsions, solvents, exposure table, tape, rulers, scissors, Mac computer lab… just bring what you want to print on! Choose from a two-day, week, or month pass to get printing. In addition to our communal screen printing workspace, we have private artist studios available for rent for those who prefer to have their own dedicated space. Open: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 7 pm.

       
       

      Open Source

      306 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215/ 1646.279.3969/ open-source-gallery.org

      Open Source Gallery is an arts-based non-profit organization inspired by the open source movement. In the spirit of this free exchange of knowledge, we provide a forum where art intersects with the community and the world at large. Open Source energizes a diverse and creative community for people of all ages and backgrounds with an emphasis on expression, experimentation, sustainability, and social engagement. Open: By appointment.

       
       

      Site:Brooklyn

      165 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215/ 1718.625.3646/ www.sitebrooklyn.com

      Site:Brooklyn is dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery invites artists, curators and writers to engage in lively exhibitions, criticism and the exchange of ideas through art, reflecting our times and shaping our culture. OnSite:Brooklyn is a street level gallery located in the heart of the Gowanus arts district .Open: Thu - Sun, 1 pm - 6 pm.

       
       

      Soapbox Gallery

      636 Dean St, Brooklyn, New York/ 1718.400.5244/ soapboxgallery.org

      Soapbox Gallery is dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship. In the tradition of the humble yet mighty soapbox that encouraged free speech and played a role in the development of our social contract, provocative work can stir public debate, raise consciousness, and even spur social evolution. Too many of us despair at the lack of content in work celebrated by the ART world. Soapbox Gallery challenges artists to speak out and be relevant.

       
       

      Tabla Rasa Gallery

      224 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220/ 1718.833.9100/ tablarasa.net

      Tabla Rasa is an art gallery that profiles works of emerging, mid-career, and established artists of Brooklyn, New York, and the United States. Located in a turn of the century carriage house in industrial Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Tabla Rasa presents solo and group exhibitions in a wide range of styles, themes and media. Open: Thu - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm.

       
       

      Invisible Dog (Boerum Hill)

      51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York/ 1347.560.3641/ www.theinvisibledog.org

      The Invisible Dog Art Center opened in October, 2009, a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center. Over the last two years, over 50,000 people have attended our events: visual art exhibits; dance, theater, and music performances; film screenings; literary arts and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and more. Open: Thu - Sun, 1 pm - 7 pm.

       
       

      Look North Gallery

      275 Conover Street Suite 4E, Brooklyn, New York 11231/ 1347.721.3995/ www.looknorthny.com

      Founded in 2006 by Jim Clark, Look North is committed to promoting Inuit and Arctic culture through its gallery in New York City. Jim has traveled and worked in Arctic communities for 15 years as First-Mate aboard the King Crab vessels Arctic Sea and North Sea. This experience, coupled with Jim's career in the family art business (the Vermont-based Look North), cultivated a love and understanding of Inuit culture and a passion for its great works of art. The collection of artwork found at the gallery is a reflection of this longtime passion.

       
       

      Richard Beavers Gallery

      408 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn, New York 11216/ 1347.663.8195/ richardbeaversgallery.com

      Richard Beavers Gallery, established in 2007, is a contemporary fine art gallery. Our collection primarily consists of artists whose work depicts various aspects of life in an urban environment through a multitude of genres. The artwork is inspired by the culture of these communities and addresses the many social and political issues in the forefront of society. RB Gallery aims to educate, inspire, and stir consciousness - whether you are a seasoned collector, art appreciator or merely have an interest in art, alike. Open: Sat, Sun, 12 am - 7 pm.

       
       

      ClampArt

      247 West 29th Street, Ground Floor New York, NY 10001/ 1646.230.0020/ clampart.com

      Established in 2000, ClampArt is located in the Flower District in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. ClampArt represents a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists of all media with a specialization in photography. In addition, the gallery carries a large selection of modern and contemporary paintings, prints, and photographs from the early 20th century to the present. ClampArt has placed artwork in numerous important public collections, including the following among many others.Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.

       
       

      Cuban Art Space

      231 West 29th St, Suite 401, New York, NY 10001/ 1212.242.0559/ www.cubanartspace.net

      The Center for Cuban Studies (CCS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational institution with a national membership base organized by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals with a purpose to counter the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Founded in 1972 and located in New York City, it is dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, including an end to the embargo. The Cuban Art Space is incorporated within the Center for Cuban Studies to promote the work of Cuban artists, especially those living and working in Cuba, and to educate the U.S. public about Cuba’s cultural life.

       
       

      David Nolan New York

      527 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001/ 1212.925.6190/ www.davidnolangallery.com

      Founded in 1987, David Nolan Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary works by an array of international artists working in a variety of media. The gallery’s original mission was to exhibit contemporary works on paper by American and European artists and to produce monographs together with tightly curated historical exhibitions. In the past five years, the gallery has continued to build on its reputation of showing leading international artists working in the medium of drawing, adding Neil Gall, Jorinde Voigt, Julia Fish and most recently, Wardell Milan, while continuing a focus on conceptually-oriented practices of those such as David Hartt and Gavin Turk. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm; Sat, 11 am - 6 pm & by appointment.