475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
212 239 1181
The Gallery, founded by British-born Sean Kelly in 1991, operated privately in SoHo until 1995. During these formative years, it established a reputation for diverse, intellectually driven, unconventional exhibitions. The original list of artists represented included Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth and Julião Sarmento, who exemplify the Gallery's commitment to exhibiting important, challenging contemporary art.

In 1995, the Gallery relocated to 43 Mercer Street, where it continued to enhance its reputation by taking on representation of such significant international artists as James Casebere and Callum Innes.

In 2001, Sean Kelly Gallery moved into a converted 7,000 square-foot industrial space on 29th Street in the Chelsea gallery district. The move to the new, spacious Chelsea location enabled the Gallery to mount increasingly ambitious, museum-quality exhibitions to great critical acclaim. The Gallery's roster of artists also expanded to include such notable figures as Los Carpinteros, Iran do Espírito Santo, Leandro Erlich, Antony Gormley, Laurent Grasso, Johan Grimonprez, Rebecca Horn, Tehching Hsieh, Idris Khan, the estate of Robert Mapplethorpe, Anthony McCall, Alec Soth, Frank Thiel, and Kehinde Wiley. The Gallery also began representing the estate of the renowned Danish furniture designer Poul Kjærholm.

In October 2012, Sean Kelly opened a new 22,000 square foot space at 475 Tenth Avenue in a historic 1914 building. Award-winning architect Toshiko Mori designed the two-story gallery, which opened with a series of events culminating in its inaugural exhibition with Antony Gormley. Toshiko Mori was awarded the AIA Design Award in Interiors for her unique architectural approach to the Hudson Yards location. Since moving to the new space, Sean Kelly has continued to add internationally renowned artists to its roster, such as David Claerbout, José Dávila, Candida Höfer, Mariko Mori, and Sun Xun. As the Gallery continues to grow, its commitment to excellence and quality remains unchanged.

The Gallery's artists have consistently been included in major international exhibitions and recognized with esteemed awards across the globe. Several of the gallery's artists have represented their countries at the Venice Biennale, including Ann Hamilton (American Pavilion, 1999), Joseph Kosuth (Hungarian Pavilion, 1993), Julião Sarmento (Portuguese Pavilion, 1997), and Marina Abramović, who won the prestigious Golden Lyon Award for Sculpture in 1997. In 2008, Abramović was the recipient of the Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art and in 2009, during the 8th Florence Biennale, she was presented with the Lorenzo il Magnifico award for Lifetime Achievement. Japan’s prestigious Praemium Imperiale Prize for Sculpture was awarded to both Antony Gormley (2013) and Rebecca Horn (2010), who, in 2011, was the recipient of the Grande Médaille des Arts Plastiques, Académie d’Architecture de Paris. Most recently, José Dávila was selected as the winner of the 2014 EFG ArtNexus Latin America Art Award and Kehinde Wiley was presented with a 2015 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts for his outstanding commitment and contributions to the Art in Embassies program and international cultural exchange.



Artists Represented:
Marina Abramović
Los Carpinteros
James Casebere
David Claerbout
Jose Dávila
Leandro Erlich
Iran do Espírito Santo
Antony Gormley
Laurent Grasso
Johan Grimonprez
Candida Höfer
Rebecca Horn
Tehching Hsieh
Callum Innes
Idris Khan
The Estate of Poul Kjærholm
Joseph Kosuth
Peter Liversidge
The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe
Anthony McCall
Hugo McCloud
Mariko Mori
Julião Sarmento
Alec Soth
Frank Thiel
Liu Wei
James White
Kehinde Wiley
Sun Xun


 

 
Sean Kelly, Gallery views. Photography: Thomas Mueller. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.
Sean Kelly, Gallery views. Photography: Thomas Mueller. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.
Sean Kelly, Gallery views. Photography: Thomas Mueller. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.
Sean Kelly, Gallery views. Photography: Thomas Mueller. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.
Sean Kelly, Gallery views. Photography: Thomas Mueller. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York.
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Past Exhibitions

Johan Grimonprez
blue orchids
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

January 27, 2017 - March 11, 2017

James Casebere
Emotional Architecture
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

January 27, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Hugo McCloud
Veiled
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

December 10, 2016 - January 21, 2017

Jose Dávila
Stones Don't Move
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

October 28, 2016 - December 3, 2016

Peter Liversidge
Twofold
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

September 10, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Known for his conceptually based practice wherein each work begins as a typewritten proposal, Twofold will present twelve of Liversidge’s proposals and ten realized works. Utilizing a wide range of mediums, including drawing, painting, performance, photography, and sculpture, the works on view in Twofold play with duality, both through their tangible materiality — being composed or consisting of two items, parts, etc., together — and in their psychology — having a double character or nature. Liversidge says, “No matter how close, in subject or proximity, two separate nearly identical images or objects cannot be seen with the same level of detail and concentration at exactly the same time. It is this conscious act of looking at or between two similar images / objects that is integral to the work.”

Julian Charriére
Freeze, Memory
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

September 10, 2016 - October 22, 2016

Antony Gormley
CONSTRUCT
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

May 7, 2016 - July 29, 2016

David Claerbout
LIGHT/WORK
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

March 19, 2016 - April 30, 2016

Alejandro Campins
Lapse
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

February 12, 2016 - March 12, 2016

James White
ASPECT:RATIO
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

February 12, 2016 - March 12, 2016

Ilse D'Hollander
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

January 8, 2016 - February 6, 2016

Diana Fonseca Quiñones
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

January 8, 2016 - February 6, 2016