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Sean Kelly Gallery

Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue
New York NY 10018

Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Tel 212.239.1181
info@skny.com

In response to COVID-19, the gallery will be taking necessary preventative precautions to ensure the safety of our clients, visitors, and employees. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated people. We request that those who are unvaccinated wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Sanitizing stations will be provided. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone visiting and working at the gallery.

 

Staff

Sean Kelly
Charlotte Grotell
Cecile Panzieri
Janine Cirincione
Lauren Kelly
Thomas Kelly
Jeffrey Grove
Kelly Cahn
Adair Lentini
Ben Polsky
Jeremy Sheaffer
Debra Vilen
John Haenle
Soo Lee
Robert Spring
Arin Madera
Emily Huang
Terrill Warrenburg

History

Module 1

Since its inception in 1991, Sean Kelly Gallery has been internationally respected for its diverse, intellectually driven program and highly regarded roster of artists. The gallery has garnered international attention for its high caliber exhibition program and collaboration with many of the most significant cultural institutions around the world.

The gallery operated privately in SoHo until 1995, when its first public space opened at 43 Mercer Street. During these formative years, it established a reputation for diverse, intellectually driven, unconventional exhibitions. The original list of artists represented; Marina Abramović, James Casebere, Callum Innes, and Joseph Kosuth, all of whom are still with the gallery today, exemplified the Gallery’s commitment to presenting important and challenging contemporary art.


In 2001, Sean Kelly moved to a converted 7,000 square-foot industrial space on 29th Street in the Chelsea gallery district. The new spacious location enabled the Gallery to mount increasingly ambitious, museum-quality exhibitions to great critical acclaim. During its early period in Chelsea, the Gallery's roster of artists expanded to include such notable figures as Iran do Espírito Santo, Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn and Frank Thiel. In the ensuing years, the Gallery undertook representation of Los Carpinteros, Leandro Erlich, Laurent Grasso, Johan Grimonprez, Peter Liversidge, Anthony McCall, Alec Soth and Kehinde Wiley. 

Module 2

In October 2012, Sean Kelly opened a new 22,000 square foot space at 475 Tenth Avenue in an historic 1914 building. Award-winning architect Toshiko Mori designed the two-story gallery, which opened with an exhibition of work by Antony Gormley. Toshiko Mori was awarded the AIA Design Award in Interiors for her unique architectural approach to the Hudson Yards location. With the gallery’s expansion into the new space, Sean Kelly added internationally acclaimed artists to its roster; David Claerbout, José Dávila, Candida Höfer, Ilse D’Hollander, Hugo McCloud, Mariko Mori, Liu Wei, James White and Sun Xun.

 Throughout its nearly thirty years, Sean Kelly Gallery has garnered extensive attention for its work with renowned cultural institutions, coordinating hundreds of exhibitions on behalf of its artists at an array of prestigious museums including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Kunstwerke Berlin, Germany; the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada; the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tate Gallery, London, England; the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name but a few. 

Sean Kelly has continued to expand its program to include a new generation of exceptional contemporary artists adding Dawoud Bey, Julian Charrière, Landon Metz, Sam Moyer, Shahzia Sikander, Su Xiaobai, Janaina Tschäpe, and Wu Chi-Tsung in the past year.

The Gallery has become a symbol for high quality, thought provoking contemporary art and conversation, most recently with the launch of Collect Wisely in May 2018. Collect Wisely is an overarching advertising, podcast, social media, and event driven campaign aimed at refocusing the discourse around collecting to return to the heart of the matter: discussing art, artists, and a passion for collecting and connoisseurship. As the Gallery continues to grow, its commitment to excellence and quality remains unwavering.

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