NYC Galleries

New York Art Galleries

In New York, you can find numerous art galleries. A quick walk through the Lower East Side will reveal many treasures. You’ll find works by Anton Kern, Edward Steichen, and Berenice Abbott, among other greats. If you prefer modern art, you can visit the galleries specializing in photography, film, and photo journalism. Contemporary art is also available, and is a controversial phenomenon that offers new ways to look at the real world.

Lower East Side

While many artists’ Lower East Side spaces are hamstrung by a history of anticommercialism, many artists and curators have risen above this and have found success elsewhere. The windowless, dark green facade of the James Fuentes gallery is a testament to the diversity of the neighborhood. Lizzi Bougatsos’s paintings examine Catholicism and its pageantry, while Benjamin Senior paints colorful, multicultural portraits of life in motion influenced by classicists such as Jean-Baptiste Corot.

A number of galleries have opened in recent years. Pulimood, Uffner, and Abreu all operate out of an idiosyncratic building on East Broadway. Several other galleries have moved into newly built spaces around town. Joel Mesler opened Untitled, which occupies the ground floor of the newly completed 30 Orchard building, the first luxury condo building on the block. The space has a Chelsea feel.

Minus Space

The Brooklyn, NY art gallery, Minus Space, represents exceptional reductive abstract art. Its mission is to exhibit, sell, and represent artists working with minimal or reductive materials. In addition to presenting exceptional reductive abstract art, the gallery hosts a diverse roster of international artists. Recently, the gallery approached the level to create a new identity, stationery suite, and environmental graphics. It promised to provide “the best in curatorial excellence and fifteen years of deep expertise in reductive abstract art.”

The gallery opened in 2006 with a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Robert Swain. Originally an online gallery, the space was moved to a modest space in Gowanus. In 2011, the gallery relocated to Dumbo, where it had a 1,400-square-foot space and a proper office. In 2013, Minus Space moved to a new, 1,600-square-foot home on Main Street. In addition to a spacious gallery, the gallery also has a backroom for storage.

Anton Kern

For over two decades, the Anton Kern and New York Art galleries have been showcasing the work of established and emerging artists. With the opening of its newest gallery on 16 East 55th Street in April 2017, the gallery has expanded its exhibition space and is now comprised of three floors of exhibition space. The new gallery also features permanent installations by Jim Lambda and Martino Gamper. Both artists are represented by Anton Kern and are considered some of the most innovative and influential artists in the United States.

The gallery has participated in major art fairs around the world, including Art Basel, Miami Beach, The Armory Show, ADAA Art Show, and Frieze London and New York. Its artists have also exhibited in the Carnegie International. In addition to showing their work at major galleries, the gallery has hosted exhibitions in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art.