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Ocula Member Galleries in New York

Ocula Member Galleries are selected by a committee of respected gallerists with the purpose of presenting only the best of contemporary art on Ocula. Ocula is proud to include many of New York's leading galleries as Ocula Members.

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Offering up a myriad of art galleries to explore, contemporary art can be found all across the city, from the Upper East Side, and Lower East Side, to Midtown, Soho, and Chelsea and over to Brooklyn and beyond.

Chelsea offers art collectors and other art lovers, one on the most accessible and largest art clusters, with rows and rows of gallery lined streets, and it is here you can find the flagship outposts of global mega galleries Gagosian, David Zwirner, White Cube and more.

The Uptown art galleries dotted along Manhattan's Upper East Side, not far from the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also offer up exceptional viewing, albeit the spaces are different from those found in Chelsea's art gallery district. Many of the art galleries are situated in late-19th and early 20th-century townhouses, like LGDR situated on Madison Avenue.

Not to be outdone, the Lower East Side is also a go-to destination for gallery-goers, with edgy spaces, like that of Karma's, found within former storefronts and upstairs lofts.

Brooklyn is famous for being home to many of New York's artists, and while rising rents have pushed many artists out of the suburb it still retains its arty edge, offering up a plethora of exceptional galleries to visit. You can find gallery spaces in just about every neighbourhood from Greenpoint, and Bushwick, to Red Hook, and beyond.

Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Almine Rech Current Exhibition:
Le Corbusier
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Andrew Kreps Gallery contemporary art gallery in 22 Cortlandt Alley, New York, USA
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Erika Verzutti
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Andrew Kreps Gallery contemporary art gallery in 55 Walker Street, New York, USA
Andrew Kreps Gallery Current Exhibition:
Erika Verzutti
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Andrew Kreps Gallery contemporary art gallery in 394 Broadway, New York, USA
Andrew Kreps Gallery Current Exhibition:
Erika Verzutti
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Blum & Poe contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Blum & Poe Current Exhibition:
Asuka Anastacia Ogawa
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Chambers Fine Art contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Chambers Fine Art Current Exhibition:
Wu Jian'an
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Chambers Fine Art contemporary art gallery in Artfarm, New York, USA
Chambers Fine Art Current Exhibition:
Wu Jian'an
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Cheim & Read contemporary art gallery in 23 E 67th St, New York, USA
Cheim & Read Current Exhibition:
Ron Gorchov
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Cheim & Read contemporary art gallery in 547 W 25th St, New York, USA
Cheim & Read Current Exhibition:
Ron Gorchov
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David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in 19th Street, New York, USA
David Zwirner Current Exhibition:
Thomas Ruff
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David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in 20th Street, New York, USA
David Zwirner Current Exhibition:
Thomas Ruff
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David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in 69th Street, New York, USA
David Zwirner Current Exhibition:
Thomas Ruff
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Eli Klein Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Eli Klein Gallery Current Exhibition:
Group Exhibition
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Eva Presenhuber contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Eva Presenhuber Current Exhibition:
Group Show
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Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 555 West 24th Street, New York, USA
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Casa Malaparte
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Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 541 West 24th Street, New York, USA
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Casa Malaparte
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Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 980 Madison Avenue, New York, USA
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Casa Malaparte
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Gagosian contemporary art gallery in Park & 75, New York, USA
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Casa Malaparte
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Gagosian contemporary art gallery in West 21st Street, New York, USA
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Casa Malaparte
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Gagosian Shop contemporary art gallery in 976 Madison Avenue, New York, USA
Gagosian Shop Current Exhibition:
Casa Malaparte
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Galeria Nara Roesler contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Galeria Nara Roesler Current Exhibition:
Maria Klabin
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Galerie Buchholz contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Galerie Buchholz Current Exhibition:
Richard Hamilton
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Galerie Lelong & Co. New York contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Current Exhibition:
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
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Gladstone Gallery contemporary art gallery in 515 West 24th Street, New York, USA
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Jill Mulleady
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Gladstone Gallery contemporary art gallery in 530 West 21st Street, New York, USA
Gladstone Gallery Current Exhibition:
Jill Mulleady
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Gladstone Gallery contemporary art gallery in Gladstone 64, New York, USA
Gladstone Gallery Current Exhibition:
Jill Mulleady
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Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in 69th Street, New York, USA
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Jenny Holzer
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Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in 22nd Street, New York, USA
Hauser & Wirth Current Exhibition:
Jenny Holzer
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Hollis Taggart contemporary art gallery in Southport, New York, USA
Hollis Taggart Current Exhibition:
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Hollis Taggart contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Hollis Taggart Current Exhibition:
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Jane Lombard Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Jane Lombard Gallery Current Exhibition:
Sarah Dwyer
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Karma contemporary art gallery in 188 E 2nd Street, New York, USA
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Peter Bradley
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Karma contemporary art gallery in 22 E 2nd Street, New York, USA
Karma Current Exhibition:
Peter Bradley
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Karma contemporary art gallery in 172 E 2nd Street, New York, USA
Karma Current Exhibition:
Peter Bradley
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Karma contemporary art gallery in Bookstore, New York, USA
Karma Current Exhibition:
Peter Bradley
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Lehmann Maupin contemporary art gallery in 501 West 24th Street, New York, USA
Lehmann Maupin Current Exhibition:
Do Ho Suh
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LGDR contemporary art gallery in New York Madison, USA
LGDR Current Exhibition:
Group Exhibition
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Lisson Gallery contemporary art gallery in West 24th Street, New York, USA
Lisson Gallery Current Exhibition:
Jason Martin
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Malin Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Malin Gallery Current Exhibition:
Jared Owens
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Marian Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Marian Goodman Gallery Current Exhibition:
Christian Boltanski
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Mendes Wood DM contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Mendes Wood DM Current Exhibition:
Vojtěch Kovařík
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Miles McEnery Gallery contemporary art gallery in 525 West 22nd Street, New York, USA
Miles McEnery Gallery Current Exhibition:
Alexander Ross
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Miles McEnery Gallery contemporary art gallery in 511 West 22nd St, New York, USA
Miles McEnery Gallery Current Exhibition:
Alexander Ross
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Miles McEnery Gallery contemporary art gallery in 520 West 21st Street, New York, USA
Miles McEnery Gallery Current Exhibition:
Alexander Ross
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Miles McEnery Gallery contemporary art gallery in 515 W 22nd Street New York, USA
Miles McEnery Gallery Current Exhibition:
Alexander Ross
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Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 510 West 25th Street, New York, USA
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Penny Slinger
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Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA
Pace Gallery Current Exhibition:
Penny Slinger
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Perrotin contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Perrotin Current Exhibition:
Klara Kristalova
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Robilant+Voena contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Robilant+Voena Current Exhibition:
Agostino Bonalumi
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Sean Kelly contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Sean Kelly Current Exhibition:
Landon Metz
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SILVERLENS contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
SILVERLENS Current Exhibition:
Yee I-Lann
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Sous Les Etoiles Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery Current Exhibition:
Antony Cairns, Lilly Lulay
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Sprüth Magers contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Sprüth Magers Current Exhibition:
John Baldessari
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Sundaram Tagore Gallery contemporary art gallery in Madison Avenue, New York, USA
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Current Exhibition:
Anila Quayyum Agha
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Sundaram Tagore Gallery contemporary art gallery in Chelsea, New York, USA
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Current Exhibition:
Anila Quayyum Agha
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Templon contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
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Omar Ba
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Thomas Erben Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Thomas Erben Gallery Current Exhibition:
Mike Cloud
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Tina Kim Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
Tina Kim Gallery Current Exhibition:
Mire Lee
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White Cube contemporary art gallery in New York, USA
White Cube Current Exhibition:
Haim Steinbach
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Explore the current and upcoming exhibitions showing at Ocula Member Galleries, Institutions and non-profit art spaces.

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Our exhibition profiles include press releases, installation images, and for gallery spaces, a selection of artworks being shown in New York. They also include access to profiles on exhibiting artists. With the aim to present only the best of contemporary art on Ocula, our Members are determined by a selection committee of respected and influential international gallerists.

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Artists on Show in New York

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In New York you can view work by some of the world's most exciting artists. Below is a selection of artists with works currently on view in exhibitions showing with Ocula Member Galleries.

Artworks in New York

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Representing leading galleries in New York, on Ocula you can view a selection of artworks by important established artists, and emerging new talents currently being shown in the city.

Animitas (Mères Mortes) by Christian Boltanski contemporary artwork
Christian Boltanski Animitas (Mères Mortes), 2017 Video installation; HD colour video, sound, sand
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Subliminal by Christian Boltanski contemporary artwork
Christian Boltanski Subliminal, 2020 4 channel video installation, sound, continuous loop
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Hog Feed 103 by Jared Owens contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, print
Jared Owens Hog Feed 103, 2022 Mixed media on panel, burlap pig feed sacks, steel mesh, silk screen transfer, oil stick
48 x 48 inches
Malin Gallery Contact Gallery
right on! by Doug Aitken contemporary artwork sculpture
Doug Aitken right on!, 2011 LED lit light box
168.5 x 87 x 14 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
d.o.pe.06 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork textile
Thomas Ruff d.o.pe.06, 2022 Colaris on velour carpet
267.3 x 199.1 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Trans-A & Trans-E by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, print
Kohei Nawa Trans-A & Trans-E, 2022 Mixed media (nylon, stainless steel, paint, resin, velvet)
Pace Gallery
Pouring into self by Woody De Othello contemporary artwork sculpture
Woody De Othello Pouring into self, 2022 Ceramic and glaze
48 x 20 x 20 inches
Karma Contact Gallery
Untitled by Betty Parsons contemporary artwork sculpture
Betty Parsons Untitled, c. 1975 Painted wood
45.7 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm
Hollis Taggart Enquire

Events in New York

Unsurprisingly New York hosts a number of the world's most important art fairs and events.

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The Armory Show has been part of the art fair calendar for many years and continues to attract the world's most dedicated collectors. Frieze New York also has become an important global art event, attracting leading galleries to present exceptional artworks to art collectors amassing in the Big Apple each May.

The exact date that New York became the perceived centre of the Western art world is debatable. Some say it was in the early 1940s—during World War II—when a number of European artists immigrated to the United States. Others argue that it was not until Abstract Expressionism was established later that decade. Regardless, over 70 years after Willem de Kooning had his first solo gallery exhibition at Charles Egan Gallery on 57th Street in 1948, New York remains an art world powerhouse.

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One reason for New York's significance is the city's many well-endowed cultural institutions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870, houses a behemoth collection that encompasses over two million works of art made over a period of 5,000 years. Devoted to the evolving story of contemporary art around the world, The Museum of Modern Art holds 200,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, media and performance art works, architectural models and drawings, designed objects, and films.

Other notable institutions dedicated to modern and contemporary art include the famed Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. MoMA PS1—an offshoot of the stalwart Museum of Modern Art—has been one of the largest American non-profit art institutions since its establishment in 1971, while The Met Breuer—the recently opened annex to The Metropolitan Museum of Art—provides ample opportunity to encounter 20th- and 21st-century masterpieces on Madison Avenue.

The concentration of galleries in New York is perhaps most important to its status in the art world. In total, the city is estimated to contain close to 1,500 galleries. These galleries range from blue chip institutions to non-profit art spaces and artist-run initiatives. While these spaces are spread out across the city's five boroughs, many of them can be found in the following six neighbourhoods: Chelsea, the Lower East Side, Soho, 57th Street, Williamsburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint, and Dumbo.

Chelsea—a former industrial neighbourhood ripe with wide-open warehouse spaces along the far west side of Manhattan between 14th and 34th Streets—is home to mega-galleries Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Gagosian, Pace, Anton Kern, Gladstone, Marianne Boesky, and Lehmann Maupin, among many, many others. DIA Chelsea—the New York branch of the DIA Foundation—is one of the notable non-profit spaces in the area.

The Lower East Side is often cited as home to the more avantgarde or experimental spaces. These include Bodega, Chapter NY, CANADA, JTT, 47 Canal, Invisible Exports, Zach Feuer Gallery, 33 Orchard, Foxy Productions, and Sargent's Daughters. More traditional contemporary art galleries—such as Sperone Westwater and Lehmann Maupin—also have strong presences in the neighbourhood. Extending from Chinatown to Houston Street, the art scene centres around Manhattan's only museum devoted to contemporary art: the New Museum on the Bowery. Recently opened spaces in the area include the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, located in a century-old building previously designed for Consolidated Edison and later used as the home and studio of Walter De Maria until his death in 2013.

Adjacent to the Lower East Side is the gallery district of Soho, once the thriving center of the avantgarde. Though not the epicentre it once was, significant current residents include the Drawing Center, Team Gallery, Jeffery Deitch, and Walter De Maria's Earth Room.

57th street and the Upper East Side have similarly ceded dominion over the art world, but continue to house internationally renowned galleries. These are Pace, Gagosian, and Salon 94, among others, as well as standalone institutions such as Craig F Starr, Acquavella Galleries, Half Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan.

The six neighbourhoods listed above are also home to the city's auction houses, with Christie's located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Sotheby's at 72nd street and York Avenue, and Phillips on Park Avenue.

If you really want to see where the cool kids hang, visit the sprawling neighbourhood of Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick, which in recent years has become the centre of the art, music, and food scenes in New York. Notable galleries include Front Room, Sideshow, Soloway Fine Art, and Figureworks. Dumbo—another neighbourhood in Brooklyn—holds more studio spaces than it does galleries, but it is worth visiting the art spaces—among them Art in General and AIR—if only for views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges just down the street.

Further into the borough, the evolving Brooklyn Museum has been making a splash in the art world since 1999, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani threatened to close the institution for its exhibition Sensation. It had included Chris Ofili's now-iconic The Holy Virgin Mary (1996), a work that depicted the Madonna as a black woman made of elephant dung. New York, as residents know, has never been afraid to confront the powers-that-be with revolutionary culture, and that remains true today, even in an increasingly safe and wealthy metropolis.

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