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New York, NY 10022
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Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 by Bella Fishko, as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America.  From inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism.

Forum Gallery’s program expanded internationally in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, Forum Gallery represents more than thirty American and European artists and estates, including Chilean born masters Claudio Bravo and Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Spanish realist Cesar Galicia, and Austrian painter Xenia Hausner. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg and Tula Telfair.
Artists Represented:
Steven Assael
Robert Bauer
William Beckman
Ellen Eagle
Al Farrow
Alan Feltus
Paul Fenniak
Linden Frederick
César Galicia
Rance Jones
Jane Lund
David Mach
Alan Magee
G. Daniel Massad
Craig McPherson
Anthony Mitri
Alyssa Monks
Guillermo Muñoz Vera
Clio Newton
Mark Podwal
Brian Rutenberg
Megan Rye
Wade Schuman
Tula Telfair
Maria Tomasula

ESTATES

Claudio Bravo [1936-2011]
Chaim Gross [1904–1991]
Susan Hauptman [1947-2015]
David Levine [1926–2009]
Hugo Robus [1885–1964]
Raphael Soyer [1899–1987]
Works Available By:
Davis Cone
Robert Cottingham
Gregory Gillespie
Michael Leonard
Odd Nerdrum

 

 
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art (February 18 – March 18, 2017)
Tula Telfair, Between Acceptance and Desire, 2016, oil on canvas, 75 x 100 inches
Raphael Soyer, Waiting at the Station, 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches
Maria Tomasula, Star Eater, 2017, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
Hugo Robus, The General, 1922, polished bronze, 19 x 19 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Edition 4/6
Brian Rutenberg, Corsair, 2017, oil on linen, 60 x 82 inches
Alyssa Monks, Synthesis, 2015, oil on linen, 56 x 84 inches
Linden Frederick, Rear Window, 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches
Robert Cottingham, ME, 1972, oil on canvas, 78 x 78 inches
César Galicia, Bodegón con Radio Inter (Still Life with Radio Inter), 2014, mixed media on plaster and wood, 22 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches
Chaim Gross, Bareback Riders, 1960, bronze, 25 x 27 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, Edition of 6
Alan Magee, Surround (for Barry), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 43 x 64 inches
William Beckman, The Bull Series, #10, 2017, charcoal on paper, 66 x 127 inches
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Current Exhibition

Tula Telfair: From a Distance



January 19, 2023 - March 4, 2023
New York, NY – From January 19 to March 4, 2023, Forum Gallery presents Tula Telfair: From a Distance, the eighth solo exhibition for the Artist at the gallery. For this exhibition, Telfair has created twenty-four oil on panel paintings in an intimate scale, a departure for the Artist best known for her grand-scale, heroic landscapes. In From a Distance, each 24 x 18 inch painting evokes the birds-eye view captured from an airplane window or a mountain peak. We see scenes of mysterious mountaintops and waterfalls veiled in mist, fiery volcanic eruptions, and haloed plains and valleys revealing the subtle curvature of the earth. Hauntingly familiar, these are invented vistas conjured by the Artist’s mind, portals inviting us to explore immersive and lush, natural worlds. About this newest body of work, Telfair writes: “These small jewel-like paintings embrace the slippery nature of attempting to recall landscapes only seen from a distance – seductive and elusive visions provided by fleeting glimpses viewed from afar. The geographic regions depicted in these invented landscapes exist in areas where change is rapidly occurring. My recent work is informed by on-site-visits to active volcanoes, locations where tectonic plates meet and earthquakes occur daily, the solitary Arctic¬ and Antarctic regions, isolated areas in Africa, and locations where shifting rivers and coastlines impact the edges of the lands they border. This body of work documents the unplanned visions witnessed along the way, from a distance.” Tula Telfair lives and works in Connecticut and has been represented by Forum Gallery since 2004. The recipient of many awards, including the Walter Gropius Master Artist award (2015), she is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where she has taught since 1989 and served as Academic Dean of the Arts and Humanities, in addition to receiving the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Born in Bronxville, NY in 1961, Tula Telfair grew up in Africa, East Asia, and Europe before settling in the United States. Paintings by Tula Telfair are held and exhibited by many public and private collections, including the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Ashville Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and The Hudson River Museum. Tula Telfair: From a Distance opens with a reception for the Artist on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Artist will be present.

 
Past Exhibitions

Michael C. Thorpe: 14 Years Old



November 10, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Forum Gallery presents 14 Years Old, the inaugural New York solo exhibition for Michael C. Thorpe. At just 28 years of age, Thorpe is an exciting young artist who has burst on to the art scene telling stories about his world expressed in quilts of colorful fabric, meandering stitching and printed canvas, in playful pencil and stitched drawings, and in surprising sculptural works. 14 Years Old will present thirty new works by Thorpe and continues through December 31, 2022. Thorpe came to quilting as an artistic vehicle connecting him to his bi-racial background. Quilting is a skill passed on intergenerationally by the matriarchs of Thorpe’s family who were part of the quilting community in New England. Thorpe’s subsequent discovery of the Gee’s Bend community of African American women quilters in Alabama offered the Artist deeper personal meaning in his chosen medium and a connection to his African American heritage.

Linden Frederick, Alan Magee

LINDEN FREDERICK | ALAN MAGEE: THE MAINE IDEA



September 22, 2022 - November 5, 2022
The Maine Idea is an exhibition of works by Linden Frederick and Alan Magee whose distinct approaches capture the mystery, majesty and history of the place that’s fascinated artists for more than two centuries. Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Wyeth are just a handful of the many glorious painters who have found and explored the landscape, the people, the feeling of this unique State that is truly like none other. Today, Linden Frederick and Alan Magee, both born elsewhere, have lived and worked in and been inspired by Maine for decades.

Couplings



June 24, 2022 - September 17, 2022
Forum Gallery presents Couplings, an exhibition about symbiotic relationships and connections between pairs of people, objects, and ideas. The exhibition, comprised of paintings, works on paper and sculpture, presents two exemplary works by each of eleven artists. Couplings is on view from Friday, June 24 through Saturday, September 17, 2022. Featuring works by Steven Assael, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Paul Fenniak, Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, Alan Magee, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Raphael Soyer, and Michael C. Thorpe.

Important Works of American Art



May 5, 2022 - June 18, 2022
Coinciding with American Art Week in New York City and The American Art Fair, Forum Gallery presents exceptional American paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today.

Brian Rutenberg

Brian Rutenberg: Deeps of Peace



March 17, 2022 - April 30, 2022
From March 17 through April 30, 2022, Forum Gallery, New York, will present Deeps of Peace, an exhibition of new paintings by Brian Rutenberg. Color and memory combine and inspire the abstract paintings in the exhibition. While Brian Rutenberg (b. 1965) has probed and illuminated aspects of the landscape throughout his career, in Deeps of Peace he focuses on the feeling, motion and experience of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where the nearly pastoral beauty of the coastal lowlands meets the neon, architecture and attractions of the town itself.

Robert Bauer, Paul Fenniak, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri

Stillness of Life



January 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022
New York, NY – From January 27 to March 12, 2022, Forum Gallery presents the exhibition, Stillness of Life, comprising of recent works by four artists whose disparate subjects and media contrast with their related devotion to probing contemplation of all they examine. Celebrated for their meticulous execution, each artist on view evokes the infinite complexity of his subject in that space of observation and memory where time stands still.

Alyssa Monks

It's All Under Control



November 11, 2021 - January 22, 2022
New York, NY – From November 11, 2021 to January 8, 2022, Forum Gallery presents It’s All Under Control, an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist, Alyssa Monks. The Artist, whose psychologically-charged, figurative paintings have been exhibited in New York since 2006, is known for her bold, expressionistic portrayals of women as they experience the natural, contemporary world. Alyssa Monks’ TED talk has been viewed more than a million times, her paintings have been presented throughout the United States and in Europe, and her work was featured in the television series, The Americans (FX) throughout its sixth and final season. In the sixteen paintings on view, Alyssa Monks draws the viewer into the shifting, powerful emotions experienced during the past eighteen months when the wider world has suffered physical, emotional, and political disturbances unlike at any time in history. Compounding the complexity of the new works in the exhibition, from the smallest (12 x 18 inches) to the largest (62 x 90 inches), have been the acutely emotional, personal circumstances the Artist has faced during this time, events that have combined to propel Monks to turn to herself as the subject of a body of work that endeavors to make sense of troubled times. The Artist writes: At times, the recent global and national devastation, division, and so many disappointments felt like a surreal projection of my own mental states in the isolation of the last 18 months. I began to explore the human reliance on control and predictability, and how our deepest suffering comes from our attachment to security, virtue, identity, and the logic of cause and effect. The glass barrier in these paintings between subject and viewer is clouded with vapor that obscures and abstracts the subject. This barrier underlines the personal and community-wide preoccupation with virus-laden respiratory droplets and the isolation it creates. Some works are more ambiguous than others, amplifying the state of disorientation in the face of terrifying unfamiliarity. Each piece has its own, often-layered, strategy, voice and urgent plea. One of the most painful truths in life is that there are difficult events and circumstances that we cannot control or influence. Perhaps in accepting our limitations, and the often life-altering grief that goes along with them, we can find a greater authenticity of being, a sense of empathy, and an understanding that we are not quite so isolated after all. The paintings in this series paradoxically reveal our shared human experience as they describe private moments of distress. —Alyssa Monks Since receiving her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2001, Monks' paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group presentations including exhibitions at the Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany, The Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, GA, and the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, The Center for Contemporary Art, and the collections of Howard Tullman, Danielle Steele and Eric Fischl. Monks has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times. It’s All Under Control is Alyssa Monks’ third one-person exhibition at Forum Gallery. ### Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit https://www.forumgallery.com/exhibitions/alyssa-monks-its-all-under-control to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on November 11, 2021 and will be on view through January 8, 2022. Forum Gallery is pleased to greet all vaccinated visitors during our public hours, and provides hand sanitizer and face coverings, on request. We comply with New York laws and the protocols recommended by the US CDC. For press inquiries, please contact Marjorie Van Cura, 212-355-4545; marjorie@forumgallery.com. For sales inquiries, please contact Nicola Lorenz, Executive Director or Marjorie Van Cura, Associate Director, 212-355-4545; gallery@forumgallery.com.

William Beckman

William Beckman: Five Decades of Self Portraits



September 23, 2021 - November 6, 2021

Group Show

That Eighties Show



July 15, 2021 - September 18, 2021
Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Alan Feltus, Alan Magee, Craig Mcpherson, Wade Schuman, Claudio Bravo, Susan Hauptman, David Levine, Raphael Soyer, Charles Biederman, Frederick Brosen, Francesco Clemente, Robert Cottingham, Gregory Gillespie, Red Grooms, Alex Katz, Jules Kirschenbaum, Michael Leonard, Joseph McNamara, Oleg Vassiliev, Tom Wesselmann, Andrew Wyeth

Group Exhibition

Then and Now: American Social Realism



May 13, 2021 - July 2, 2021
Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, Chaim Gross, David Levine, Raphael Soyer, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, James H. Daugherty, Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Jack Levine, Louis Lozowick, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, Everett Shinn, John Storrs, Charles White

Group Show

Drawing inspiration



March 25, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Steven Assael, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Craig Mcpherson, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Maria Tomasula, Claudio Bravo, Susan Hauptman, Oscar Bluemner, Robert Cottingham, Carl Grossberg, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Odd Nerdrum, Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Joseph Stella, Abraham Walkowitz, Andrew Wyeth

Claudio Bravo

Claudio Bravo at Forum Gallery



January 14, 2021 - March 20, 2021

William Beckman | Alan Magee | Alyssa Monks

In Person



November 27, 2020 - January 9, 2021

Rance Jones

Rance Jones: The Lingering Revolution



October 1, 2020 - November 21, 2020

Group Show

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: New Works and New Acquisitions



August 6, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Steven Assael, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Paul Fenniak, Linden Frederick, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Wade Schuman, Tula Telfair, Maria Tomasula, Raphael Soyer, Robert Cottingham, Abraham Walkowitz, Andrew Wyeth

Brian Rutenberg

Brian Rutenberg: The Pond



February 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth: Five Decades



January 16, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Xenia Hausner



November 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020

Clio Newton

Venus



September 26, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Person to Person



June 6, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Benny Andrews, Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Elaine de Kooning, Philip Evergood, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Walton Ford, Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, Robert Gwathmey, Susan Hauptman, Xenia Hausner, Auguste Herbin, Bela Kadar, Jules Kirschenbaum, Kathe Kollwitz, David Levine, Reginald Marsh, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Elie Nadelman, Clio Newton, Larry Rivers, Hugo Robus, Norman Rockwell, Brian Rutenberg, John Singer Sargent, Wade Schuman, Raphael Soyer, Ernst Thoms, Stephanie Wilde

Natural History



April 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Robert Bauer, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Brian Rutenberg, Stephanie Wilde

Tula Telfair

Reverie



February 7, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Landmarks of 20th Century American Art



November 8, 2018 - February 2, 2019
Alexander Archipenko, Robert Cottingham, Elaine de Kooning, Gregory Gillespie, Arshile Gorky, Chaim Gross, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Elie Nadelman, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker

Alyssa Monks

Breaking Point



October 4, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Modern & Contemporary Collector's Opportunity



September 4, 2018 - September 29, 2018

There’s Still Life!



July 9, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, William Beckman, Ralston Crawford, James H. Daugherty, Charles Demuth, Preston Dickinson, Paul Fenniak, Edward Franklin Fisk, César Galicia, Raymond Han, Susan Hauptman, Bernard Karfiol, Walt Kuhn, Michael Leonard, Richard Hayley Lever, Louis Lozowick, Jane Lund, Alan Magee, Alfred H. Maurer, William Meyerowitz, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Megan Rye, Joseph Stella, Paul Suttman, Max Weber, Stow Wengenroth, and Cybèle Young

Stephanie Wilde

Murder of Crows



May 31, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Guillermo Muñoz Vera

Analogies and Dichotomies



April 12, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Maria Tomasula

All the Breath We Can Hold



March 3, 2018 - April 7, 2018