Established in 1996, Thomas Erben Gallery focuses on rediscovering and introducing artworks that expand or deviate from the media usually associated with an artist.Read More
The gallery’s founder, Thomas Erben, entered the art world professionally as an art dealer in 1989 and led the gallery on an evolution that saw it journey from exhibitions in his private space at 476 Broome Street in SoHo to a dedicated space in 2000 on West 26th Street in New York.
Representing 16 artists with a range of practices, Thomas Erben Gallery is multidisciplinary and internationally oriented in its schedule of solo and group exhibitions. Everything from canvas and cloth paintings to found objects, video installations, and photographic prints can be found in the gallery’s exhibition history.
Thomas Erben Gallery showcases local American and international emerging and established artists. African American avantgarde artist Senga Nengudi, among others, has been represented by Erben since the mid-1990s. Nengudi’s exhibition Wet Night—Early Dawn—Scat-Chant—Pilgrim's Song (1996) was the first Thomas Erben Gallery exhibition to grace the Broome Street space. Through the mid-2000s, whilst maintaining connections to up-and-coming local New York artists, the gallery has come to represent a range of international artists including Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Rose Wylie, Elaine Stocki, and Tom Wood. From the 2000s, by taking on artists such as Aditi Singh and Nadia Khawaja the gallery has drawn closer connections to contemporary art from India and Pakistan.
Alongside a busy exhibition schedule Thomas Erben Gallery participates in a range of major American and international art fairs, with repeat appearances at ART COLOGNE; The Armory Show, New York; Independent, New York; India Art Fair, New Delhi; NADA Miami; and Art Basel in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.
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