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Established in 1987, Haines Gallery has consistently maintained a dynamic position within the ever-evolving world of contemporary art. Dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and internationally established artists from the Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States, the exhibition program encourages diverse practices with a predisposition for work that is conceptually rigorous and visually compelling.

Employing a highly individualistic curatorial stance, Haines Gallery has often been early to identify and support artists who have achieved critical acclaim over time. This is exemplified by our significant US relationships with artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Ai Weiwei, Kota Ezawa, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zhan Wang.

This commitment has resulted in lengthy and highly rewarding collaborations with our represented artists, enabling the gallery to facilitate significant exhibitions and acquisitions with major institutions internationally.

The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and Gallery Principal Cheryl Haines serves on the San Francisco Advisory Board of the Asian Art Museum and is a founding director of the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, Northern California.

Artists Represented:
Shiva Ahmadi
Ai Weiwei
Maurizio Anzeri
Tammam Azzam
John Chiara
Linda Connor
Binh Danh 
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Andy Goldsworthy
Mike Henderson
Patsy Krebs
Won Ju Lim
David Maisel
Chris McCaw
Adia Millett
Aimé Mpane
David Nash
The Estate of Dennis Oppenheim 
Meghann Riepenhoff
Stuart Robertson
Leslie Shows
David Simpson
Camille Utterback
Zhan Wang
Works Available By:
Marco Castillo
Rob Craigie
Kota Ezawa
Angelo Filomeno
Jaume Plensa
Tokihiro Sato
Aili Schmeltz
Robert Stone
James Turrell
Lena Wolff

Online Programming

David Maisel

Apocalyptic / Sublime

In his carefully constructed, reality-based photographs, artist David Maisel stages careful investigations that use unexpected perspectives to make the invisible visible—in landscapes transformed by industrialization or urbanization, or in our artifacts and memories of the past. Central throughout his works are themes of memory, excavation, and transformation, of how we perceive our place on Earth or in time, and what we leave behind as a society. David Maisel: Apocalyptic / Sublime presents selections from some of Maisel's best-known portfolios, and debuts works from his new and recent series: Shadow Paintings and Memory Pictures.

John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff

Sheltering Arms II

A year after its first iteration, Sheltering Arms II presents recent works by artists for whom nature is both subject and collaborator: John Chiara, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, and Meghann Riepenhoff.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

A Mirrored Garden

Haines Gallery is proud to present Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: A Mirrored Garden, an online viewing room dedicated to the work of the celebrated Iranian artist. Monir spent over half a century creating stunning mirrored mosaics, sculptures, and works on paper that recall both the sacred geometry of Persian art and the reductive abstraction of the 20th century. Her artistic evolution was shaped at once by geopolitical events, ancient Persian traditions, and the New York art scene of the 1950s. The arc of Monir's creative development is one of the great stories of contemporary art. This diverse offering highlights a practice shaped by ceaseless curiosity and inventiveness, reflected in the many forms and materials that Monir masterfully employed throughout her long career. She was, in the words of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, "a role model for the artist of the twenty-first century."

John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff

Process and Invention: West Coast Photographers Expanding the Medium

From the landscape photography of Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins to Eadward Muybridge’s panorama of San Francisco, the West Coast of the United States has long been an epicenter of American photography. Process and Invention, a new viewing room by Haines Gallery, brings together works by four photographers whose analog practices draw from this storied lineage while expanding the possibilities of their chosen medium. The images and alternative processes of John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff owe as much to this history of photography as they do to the West Coast’s stunning and varied environs. Together, they represent an exciting new generation of artists who are reinvigorating handmade photography in our digital age.

Artist Digests

Once a week, we focus our attention on the work of a single artist, bringing you a carefully curated mix of content that invites you to explore their practices in depth.

Current Exhibitions

David Maisel


November 3, 2023 - January 6, 2024
For over thirty years, David Maisel has created powerful photographs of sites transformed by human intervention. Un/Earthed, his eighth solo exhibition at Haines Gallery, brings together a survey of aerial works from various series created between 1989 and 2018. At once mesmerizing and disquieting, these thoughtfully composed images consider the aesthetics, politics, and environmental impact of these radically altered landscapes. In Maisel’s images, we find a strange, discomfiting beauty born of environmental degradation. The terrain here is an alien one, the Earth made unearthly by our own presence.

David Nash


November 3, 2023 - January 6, 2024
Haines Gallery proudly presents David Nash: Wildwood, a solo exhibition by the acclaimed UK artist. Including a selection of carved and charred wood as well as works on paper, Wildwood explores the nature of place and our relationship to the larger landscape.

Past Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Sacred and Profane Geometries

September 5, 2023 - October 21, 2023
Shaped by experiences of diaspora and exile and informed by exposure to New York’s art scene early in their creative development, both Ai Weiwei and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian are well-known for fusing the traditional methods and materials of their native countries—China and Iran, respectively—with the impulses of abstraction and conceptual art. Marking the first time the works of these important artists have been placed in dialogue, these tandem exhibitions bring together cultural references specific to each, while focusing on their shared use of geometrical forms to explore concerns that range from the political to the mystical.

David Simpson

Smoke and Mirrors

June 21, 2023 - August 23, 2023
Haines Gallery proudly presents David Simpson: Smoke and Mirrors, our 11th solo exhibition with the beloved Bay Area painter. Simpson's paintings weave together impulses of minimalism with those of the California Light and Space movement, at once reductive and radical—and resulting in a singular creative vision. Smoke and Mirrors features selection of paintings from Simpson's signature metallic and interference series, created between 1987 and 2019. Presented in Haines' new, light-filled Fort Mason gallery location, each jewel-like canvas appears to radiate with luminosity, offering viewers a space for contemplation.

John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff


April 7, 2023 - June 17, 2023
Haines Gallery is pleased to present Elemental, a group exhibition featuring works by John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw, and Meghann Riepenhoff—four West Coast photographers known for their analog processes that collaborate with the natural world and explore the medium's fundamental materials of chemistry and light. The works in Elemental are singular and unique photographic objects, defined as much by how they are made as by what they depict. Some are abstract and painterly impressions of the landscape; others ask us to reconsider our relationship to and memory of place. Throughout, innovative approaches to landscape and photography invite us to experience the world anew.

Mike Henderson

Chicken Fingers, 1976–1980

January 14, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Haines Gallery presents Chicken Fingers, 1976–1980, our 15th solo exhibition with the Bay Area painter, musician, and filmmaker. Chicken Fingers highlights an important moment in Henderson’s creative evolution, focusing on the mixed media, Afrofuturist works that redefined his practice as he left behind the figurative paintings of his early career. Incorporating materials including shaped, painted, and burnt pieces of canvas, each of Henderson's ethereal, otherworldly spaces are filled with promise, mystery, and hope.

Marco Castillo

Parlor Games

November 5, 2022 - January 7, 2023
Haines Gallery presents Parlor Games, a solo exhibition by the acclaimed Cuban artist Marco Castillo. Castillo has created some of the most important work to emerge from Latin America in the past two decades, both as a founding member of the Los Carpinteros collective, and as a solo artist since 2018. Marking the artist's first solo presentation in San Francisco, Parlor Games features sculptures and works on paper that explore Cuba’s interlinking design and political histories. At the center of the exhibition is Familia Castillo Valdes (2022), a large-scale, multipart mahogany sculpture from Castillo’s latest series, Juego de sala. Referencing the visual languages of modern Cuban art and design that developed immediately following the 1959 revolution, as well as materials and techniques traditional to the island, Castillo addresses complex political, cultural, and social changes in the island state, both then and now. “Everything I am working with,” explains the artist, “are echoes of the past that are affecting us today.”

Angelo Filomeno, Won Ju Lim, Aili Schmeltz, David Simpson, Robert Stone, Lena Wolff

Social Abstraction

September 10, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Haines Gallery proudly presents Social Abstraction, a group exhibition showcasing works by Angelo Filomeno, Won Ju Lim, Aili Schmeltz, David Simpson, Robert Stone and Lena Wolff. Working in a diverse selection of media and practices, these six artists demonstrate the potential for line, color and form to address both real-world concerns—political truths, environmental degradation and conservation, affordable housing—and matters of the mind and spirit.

Ai Weiwei

Everyday Monuments

June 4, 2022 - August 27, 2022
Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing, China; lives and works in Portugal) is celebrated for his enduring and iconic artworks that address our shared urgencies. His sculptures and installations often reveal surprising sociopolitical dimensions, shedding light on people, places, and events that might otherwise be forgotten. Designed specifically for Haines’ new Fort Mason gallery, Everyday Monuments comprises 18 works in materials such as LEGO, marble, and wood, each a synthesis of complex historical, cultural, and political references.

Andy Goldsworthy


March 12, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Haines Gallery proudly presents Andy Goldsworthy: Firehouse, a solo exhibition inaugurating the gallery’s new location at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. his site-responsive show celebrates 30 years of collaboration between the artist and gallerist Cheryl Haines.

Meghann Riepenhoff


November 16, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Meghann Riepenhoff: Ice features new and recent works created in winter landscapes, from the snow banks of Aspen to remote creeks in western Washington. These new works contain a surprising diversity of colors, forms, and textures, from inky indigo and glacial white to flashes of orange, with subtle crystalline forms blooming throughout. Created in collaboration with the elements, Riepenhoff’s cyanotypes evoke the natural world at its most powerful and sublime.

Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Ala Ebtekar, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mike Henderson, Chris McCaw

Blaze Across the Firmament

September 10, 2021 - November 6, 2021
Blaze Across the Firmament brings together works by six artists to explore our relationship to the heavens—those ethereal bodies that illuminate the night sky, mark our place in the universe, and offer us guidance and hope. The skies and cosmos serve as a visual and conceptual reference point in paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Ala Ebtekar, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mike Henderson and Chris McCaw, inspiring meditations on the origins and cycle of life and inviting visitors to gaze both inward and out.

Ai Weiwei, John Chiara, Kota Ezawa, Angelo Filomeno, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Won Ju Lim, Meghann Riepenhoff, David Simpson


July 8, 2021 - September 4, 2021
Chromotherapy brings together works in various media by nine artists: Ai Weiwei, John Chiara, Kota Ezawa, Angelo Filomeno, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Won Ju Lim, Meghann Riepenhoff, and David Simpson, arranged in dialogue with each other based, in part, on color relationships. Within this diverse selection of works, color can shape mood and perception, create immersive viewing experiences, or draw connections between our bodies and the earth.

Shiva Ahmadi, Marco Castillo, Kota Ezawa, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Carole Seborovski, David Simpson

Works on Paper from 8 Visionary Artists

December 10, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Encompassing a diverse range of media — from graphite drawings to watercolors and collages — works on paper offer an insightful window into an artist’s creative process. Far from being considered studies or experiments, each of the works on paper offered below represents an important mode of art-making in its own right — one reflecting the freedom and immediacy that only working on paper affords.

Ai Weiwei, Catherine Wagner, Pae White, Marco Castillo, Meghann Riepenhoff, Tammam Azzam

Material Witness

October 28, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Material Witness is a group exhibition exploring how artistic materials bear witness to and record events and processes, ranging from seismic cultural shifts to natural phenomena. By bringing together divergent artistic approaches, Material Witness amplifies the ways in which an artist's chosen medium offers up important evidence about the challenges and opportunities that define our present moment.

Shiva Ahmadi

The Body Politic

October 7, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Haines Gallery proudly presents The Body Politic, an online viewing room showcasing a suite of new paintings by Iranian-American artist Shiva Ahmadi. In these works, Ahmadi mines the expressive potential of paint while exploring the body’s relationship to trauma and anxiety. Well-known for exquisitely crafted paintings, sculptures, and digital animations that use formal beauty to seduce viewers into scenes of conflict and chaos, Ahmadi’s recent works are introspective, intimate, and personal. Charged with emotion, these latest paintings illuminate a different kind of stress, one borne from a heightened awareness of the body, its susceptibilities and vulnerabilities, and the self-consciousness that arises from constant scrutiny.

Ai Weiwei, Binh Danh, Kota Ezawa, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff, Tokihiro Sato

Together As One

July 7, 2020 - October 31, 2020
As much of the world temporarily retreats from the rhythms of urban life, many of us find solace by seeking a connection to power and splendor of nature. For the artists included in Together As One, nature and its enduring beauty is a source of creative inspiration, emotional renewal, and spiritual nourishment. Through distinctive approaches and disparate media, each artist provides us with an encounter with the mountains, water, and trees—elements of the landscape from which we are never truly separate. Together As One takes its title from the writings of naturalist John Muir, who celebrates the interconnectedness of all living things: “When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”

John Chiara, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff and Yoshitomo Saito

Sheltering Arms

May 19, 2020 - September 30, 2020
In the aftermath of the US Civil War, famed naturalist John Muir trekked through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, finding beauty and inspiration in the meadows, rivers, and forests there. “It would be delightful,” Muir reflected, “to be storm-bound beneath one of these noble, hospitable, inviting old trees, its broad sheltering arms bent down like a tent, incense rising from the fire made from its dry fallen branches, and a hearty wind chanting overhead.” Sheltering Arms presents key works by John Chiara, Binh Danh, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff, and Yoshitomo Saito, artists for whom nature is both subject and collaborator. As many of us shelter in place, the artists included in this exhibition bring us the poetry of the natural world, along with some of the comfort it can offer.

Leslie Shows


May 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Haines Gallery is pleased to offer a preview of Ultramarine, a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Leslie Shows. Reflecting Shows’ gift for modern-day alchemy, the works in Ultramarine combine unexpected materials with striking results: painted and printed canvas, kiln-formed glass and vitreous enamel, metal and sand are fused in ways that expand our no­tions of contemporary painting. Evocative and elusive, Shows' new works give rise to myriad associations: undersea life, fossilized flora and fauna, lapidary estuaries, and rapidly firing synapses emerge in turn from these dynamic forms. Yet there is nothing unearthly in Ultramarine; rather, as the title suggests, Shows asks us to look more deeply at the overlapping systems we inhabit, so that we might reimagine new ways of coexisting. Ultramarine is Shows’ third solo show at Haines Gallery, and her first in the Bay Area since 2015.

David Maisel

Desolation Desert

April 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Haines Gallery proudly presents Desolation Desert, an online exhibition of recent photographs by David Maisel that focuses on Chile’s vast Atacama Desert. The highest and driest desert on the planet, this sensitive region is being transformed at an unparalleled pace and scale by massive mining operations. Maisel’s images of the Atacama are at once graphic and painterly, offering viewers detailed, open-ended information that operates on a metaphorical level as much as a documentary one. Desolation Desert was created with the support of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and is Maisel’s eighth solo exhibition at Haines Gallery.

Taha Heydari


April 3, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Haines Gallery proudly presents Backscatter, an online exhibition by Baltimore-based Iranian artist Taha Heydari. Heydari’s latest works draw from an Iranian women’s magazine published in the years leading up to Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. Meticulously rendered, arresting in their bold colors and seamless integration of diverse styles, Heydari's new paintings excavate traces of a bygone era, revealing how cultural ruptures produce shifts in ideology and identity.

Mike Henderson

The Black Paintings

January 3, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Showcasing paintings made primarily in the 1990s by Mike Henderson, the canvases included in this exhibition feature a palette of lush blacks, steel grays, and ultramarine blues. Set against the darkness, small shapes of bright blues, yellows, and reds flicker like jewels.

David Simpson


January 2, 2020 - March 28, 2020
David Simpson’s exhibition takes its title from his use of “interference” pigments, which shift in color with changes in light and the viewer’s perspective. Now in his 90s, Simpson continues to delight with works of remarkable dynamism and depth.

Kota Ezawa

National Anthem

November 7, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Kota Ezawa's critically acclaimed project National Anthem makes its West Coast debut at Haines Gallery. An animated video and a suite of related watercolors and light boxes offers a powerful meditation on protest and patriotism, solidarity and hope.

Mike Henderson

At the Edge of Paradise

November 7, 2019 - December 14, 2019
At the Edge of Paradise features a suite of newly created, large-scale abstract paintings by pioneering Bay Area artist and 2019 Artadia Award winner Mike Henderson. Radiant with possibility, Henderson's latest works reflect an artist who has arrived at his prime.

Binh Danh

After the Gold Rush

September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Tammam Azzam

Forgotten Cities

September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019


July 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Monir Farmanfarmaian & Camille Utterback

Kaleidoscope Eyes

April 4, 2019 - June 1, 2019

A Cure for Everything

January 5, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Maurizio Anzeri


November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Patsy Krebs

Aletheia: reveal/conceal

November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Shiva Ahmadi

Burning Song

September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

David Simpson

The War Room

September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Quintessence: 6 Perspectives on Abstraction

June 7, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Linda Connor & Zhan Wang

Speak to the Stones, and the Stars Answer

March 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018