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46 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Also at:
513 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 645 1701

The School
25 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106
212 645 1701
Jack Shainman Gallery was founded in 1984 in Washington, DC, by Jack Shainman and Claude Simard. Soon after opening, the gallery relocated to New York City occupying a space in the East Village before moving to 560 Broadway in Soho and then to its current location at 513 West 20th Street in Chelsea in 1997. In 2013 the gallery added two additional exhibition spaces, one in Chelsea at 524 West 24th Street, the other a 30,000 square foot former schoolhouse in Kinderhook, New York. 

The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to exhibit, represent and champion artists from around the world, in particular artists from Africa, East Asia, and North America, by mounting major exhibitions of their work in the gallery, presenting artworks at important fairs, securing museum exhibitions and publishing major catalogues and scholarly essays. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and presents approximately twelve exhibitions a year, as well as participating in major art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, and Frieze New York. 

Gallery artists have been included in many important exhibitions, such as Documenta (1992, 1997, 2002, 2007); The Venice Biennale (1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013); The Paris Triennial (2012); The Carnegie International (1989, 1999/2000); the Moscow Biennale (2005, 2009); The Gwangju Biennale (2000, 2004, 2008); The Havana Biennale (2009); The Johannesburg Biennale (2005); and the Whitney Biennale (1997, 2006). Gallery artists have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Scholarship, four John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, two MacArthur Foundation Grants, five Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards, six Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants, a US Department of State’s Medal of Arts, and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award, and have been documented in countless publications, monographs, and films. 

Gallery artists are included in numerous public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; the British Museum, London; the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna.
Artists Represented:
Nina Chanel Abney
El Anatsui
Shimon Attie
Radcliffe Bailey
Diedrick Brackens
Yoan Capote
Nick Cave
Geoffrey Chadsey
Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu
Gehard Demetz
Pierre Dorion
Barkley L. Hendricks
Hayv Kahraman
Anton Kannemeyer
Lyne Lapointe
Deborah Luster
Kerry James Marshall
Tyler Mitchell
Meleko Mokgosi
Richard Mosse
Adi Nes
Jackie Nickerson
Odili Donald Odita
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Gordon Parks
Garnett Puett
Claudette Schreuders
Malick Sidibé
Rose B. Simpson
Paul Anthony Smith
Michael Snow
Becky Suss
Hank Willis Thomas
Carlos Vega
Leslie Wayne
Carrie Mae Weems
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Past Exhibitions

Richard Mosse

Broken Spectre

January 12, 2024 - March 16, 2024
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Broken Spectre, an immersive video installation by Richard Mosse filmed in the Amazon Basin. Understanding the urgency of sharing Mosse’s seminal piece in the United States, this will be the first exhibition housed in the gallery’s new Tribeca location—situated in a multi-story 20,000 square-foot space in the Clock Tower Building at 46 Lafayette Street—which is slated to complete renovation in the fall of 2024. Opening for a limited preview on the occasion of exhibiting Mosse’s critical work for the first time in New York, this special presentation is an exciting glimpse into the gallery’s greatly anticipated restoration, and a fulfillment of Shainman’s commitment to activate the expansive site to platform the ambitious and prescient work of the artists they represent without delay.

El Anatsui, Lyne Lapointe and Garnett Puett

Echoes of Circumstance

January 11, 2024 - March 2, 2024
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Echoes of Circumstance, a group exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui, Lyne Lapointe, and Garnett Puett. Within Anatsui, Lapointe, and Puett’s art exists a cycle of metamorphosis through which local sources, ancestral practices, and biological phenomena are expressed through found objects, biomorphic compositions, and fractal patterns. Composing work that extends across continents, languages, and methods, this presentation considers the creative philosophy of material ecology. As explained by Neri Oxman, material ecology is an approach to design in which “Material is not considered a subordinate attribute of form, but rather its progenitor. Such is the story of form told from the point of view of matter, and it begins, naturally, with form’s predicament.” Considered within the framework of artistic practice, Anatsui, Lapointe, and Puett enumerate how natural methodology can synthesize structures of a built environment and vice versa.

Meleko Mokgosi

Spaces of Subjection: Parts 1 to 5

November 2, 2023 - December 22, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Meleko Mokgosi for his ongoing project "Spaces of Subjection" (2020-present). Comprised of paintings and prints, this project examines the notions of space outside of the confines of figuration and perspectival representation. Spaces of Subjection brings together the scope of historiography, human versus non-human, ancestral and indigenous histories, contours of divination, processes of socialization, discursive spaces that are constitutive of imagining (such as Black romanticism), and gaps that distinguish realism from magical realism, and surrealism from capriccio.

Emanoel Araújo

September 12, 2023 - October 28, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Emanoel Araújo, an exhibition of sculptural work by the late Brazilian artist. This will be Araújo’s first major gallery survey in New York since the 1980s, and his debut exhibition at the gallery—where his estate is now co-represented alongside Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte. As a creative, curator, and collector of Afro-Brazilian art, ephemera, and legacy, Araújo was an active mediator between the cultural, expressive, and political dynamics enmeshed in Brazilian identity. The works in this presentation—created from the 1970s through the artist’s death in 2022—reverberate with cues from his childhood in the Afro-Brazilian spiritual capital of Bahia, expeditions across his family’s ancestral Benin and Nigeria, and studies of Yoruba iconography. Explorations into the sociopolitics of geometric abstraction and preservation of Afro-Brazilian material culture further position Araújo as a prism through which historical and spiritual wisdom is filtered into a more dimensional spectrum.

Max Guy, Renee Gladman, David Hammons, Nandi Loaf, Abigail Lucien, Kerry James Marshall, Lorraine O’Grady, Ashley Teamer, Charisse Pearlina Weston, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

We Buy Gold: SEVEN.

June 29, 2023 - August 11, 2023
We Buy Gold is pleased to present SEVEN., a group exhibition that will take over Jack Shainman Gallery and Nicola Vassell Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Curated by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, SEVEN. features work by Max Guy, Renee Gladman, David Hammons, Nandi Loaf, Abigail Lucien, Kerry James Marshall, Lorraine O’Grady, Ashley Teamer, Charisse Pearlina Weston, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Founded in 2017, We Buy Gold is a roving art space presenting exhibitions, commissioned projects, and public events. SEVEN. explores the ways in which artists disrupt the politics of space, time, and language to constitute another world. In their fertile hands, the measure of time lengthens, bodies morph, and the fixed use-value of objects and language slips—highlighting the foundational fractures present within contemporary society. Whether in Max Guy’s time-warped diptych of The Wiz and The Wizard of Oz, Ashley Teamer’s splintered interstates of embroidered inkjet prints, or Kerry James Marshall’s clattering and colossal pocket change, emerging and established voices harmonize through practices that strive to upend figurative expectations and reveal the obscure structures that dictate significance. Distorting the boundaries of the body, architecture, place, and meaning, each artist investigates the generative capacity and possibilities of the undefined and malleable. How are new worlds constituted in the midst of contemporary crises? By leaning into ruptures that open out into an otherwise.

Michael Snow

Michael Snow: A Life Survey (1955-2020)

May 21, 2023 - December 16, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Michael Snow: A Life Survey (1955-2020). In a career that defied categorization in medium or genre, Snow’s work embodied originality over novelty, the cerebral over the conceptual, and evolution over conclusion. It is with this expansive vision that A Life Survey is mounted, offering an intricate and dynamic portrait of Snow’s life and work. Born in Toronto in 1928, Snow showed an early affinity for creative experimentation. Throughout his youth, he played piano in local jazz bands and received prizes for his early paintings. This led him to the Ontario College of Art where he studied from 1948 to 1952. When declaring his major from rigidly divided academic departments, he chose Design, comprehending that it was the “common aspect of all disciplines.” Fascinated by pushing the limits on ways of seeing, Snow was influenced most by Modern artists who made work on their own terms, including Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp, Willem De Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Yves Klein, and Mark Rothko. In these early years, he described embarking on a “try this, try that” period through which experiences from his professional career, daily life, and jazz improvisations inspired pieces like A to Z, 1956, Drawn Out, 1959, and The Drum Book, 1960.

Barkley L. Hendricks

Myself When I Am Real

April 13, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Myself When I Am Real, an exhibition featuring renowned artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ photographic work. The exhibition includes both vintage prints and works produced from the artist’s archive, which the Estate has been cataloging since his passing, and most of which have never been seen publicly. Presented together, these works illustrate the singular way Hendricks perceived the world.

Rose B. Simpson

Road Less Traveled

February 23, 2023 - April 8, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of works by Rose B. Simpson. Located at 513 West 20th Street, the exhibition features Simpson’s ceramic and mixed-media sculptures, which will be making their New York City debut. Rose B. Simpson’s ethereal figures function as her hopes and prayers for both herself and the world around her. These sculptures represent her never-ending investigation into the human condition and act as messengers of her intentions.

Odili Donald Odita

Burning Cross

January 10, 2023 - February 18, 2023
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Burning Cross, an exhibition of new work by Odili Donald Odita at the 513 West 20th Street location.

Kerry James Marshall

Exquisite Corpse: This Is Not The Game

November 3, 2022 - December 23, 2022

Hank Willis Thomas

Everything We See Hides Another Thing

September 8, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Hank Willis Thomas, Everything We See Hides Another Thing across both Chelsea spaces. Comprising large-scale sculptures, mixed media textile works, and retroreflective prints, this exhibition of new work continues Thomas’ exploration of color theory, gestures of unity and strength, and the many ways we can look at a given historical moment or subject.

Yoan Capote

Requiem | Purification

June 30, 2022 - August 5, 2022
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present two new series of work by Yoan Capote across both our Chelsea locations. REQUIEM, being shown for the first time in the United States will be on view at 20th Street, while PURIFICATION will debut at 524 West 24th Street. The two series work in dialogue to expand Capote’s iconic seascapes towards a wider, global spectrum of reflection by underscoring the values, symbolism, and cultural importance of the culled materials used to create the works: recycled fishhooks, deconstructed barbed wire, gold leaf, and plaster amongst others. REQUIEM was inspired by a recent trip to Italy, during which Capote made pilgrimages to the artistic masterpieces housed in churches, mausoleums, and museums. This context also allowed him to connect more directly to the migratory currents of the Mediterranean Sea. What surfaced were parallels to his own deeply complicated relationship with the sea informed by his Cuban experience.

Group Exhibition

Stressed World

June 5, 2022 - December 3, 2022
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Stressed World, on view at The School through December 3rd, 2022. The exhibition takes its name from the title of Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui’s large-scale sculpture composed of thousands of folded pieces of discarded aluminum and copper wire. Throwing light on the long shadow of colonialism while also forming a blueprint for an alternative future, Anatsui’s 'Stressed World' (2011) sets the tone for the exhibition, which includes 30 artists working from their own corners of an exhausted planet. Featured artists include: El Anatsui, Shimon Attie, Radcliffe Bailey, Yoan Capote, Nick Cave, Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu, Gehard Demetz, Pierre Dorion, Paterson Ewen, Vibha Galhotra, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hayv Kahraman, Anton Kannemeyer, Lyne Lapointe, Deborah Luster, Tyler Mitchell, Meleko Mokgosi, Adi Nes, Jackie Nickerson, Odili Donald Odita, Gordon Parks, Garnett Puett, Malick Sidibé, Claudette Schreuders, Paul Anthony Smith, Michael Snow, Hank Willis Thomas, Carlos Vega, Andy Warhol, Leslie Wayne, and Carrie Mae Weems

Geoffrey Chadsey


May 12, 2022 - June 18, 2022
Jack Shainman Gallery is thrilled to present Plus, a solo exhibition of new works by Geoffrey Chadsey, at our 513 West 20th Street space. In this new series of often larger than life-size watercolor pencil drawings on mylar, Geoffrey Chadsey’s subjects present themselves to the viewer nude, like an artist’s model, or naked, in a state to be desired. Each body is ruptured with a kind of gender melancholy that is performed through incoherent, mutating selves. Rendered on mylar, Chadsey plays with this surface that allows his liquified marks to move around like paint while emitting the plastic sheen of a photograph. Lines wrap the subjects’ bodies, challenging physical dimensionality and mimicking anatomical etchings. These works are created from looking at vast and varied collections of photographs, and in turn, reproduce the dynamic of a photo shoot: a subject presenting themselves to the lens, either being photographed by someone, or by themselves, to be presented to another.

Barkley L. Hendricks

In the Paint

February 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Jack Shainman Gallery is proud to present In the Paint, an exhibition of rarely presented work by Barkley L. Hendricks at our 513 West 20th Street location, which features Hendricks’s basketball themed paintings, related photography, works on paper, and personal sketchbooks. This early body of work is an exploration and interpretation of abstraction from the perspective of an artist whose practice was deeply interested in social community and representing the idea of Blackness. Created mostly in the late 1960s between his years as a student at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Yale University, the paintings are a formative study of minimalism—an investigation of light, color, line, and geometry based in the shapes of the game and inspired by Hendricks’s own love of basketball and its presence in his community.

Meleko Mokgosi

Democratic Intuition

October 26, 2019 - April 1, 2020

Hayv Kahraman

Not Quite Human

September 5, 2019 - October 26, 2019

King of the Hill

July 12, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Basquiat x Warhol

June 1, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Claudette Schreuders

May 16, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Paul Anthony Smith


April 4, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Leslie Wayne

What's Inside

February 22, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Parking on Pavement

November 17, 2018 - March 2, 2019
Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Snow, Paul Anthony Smith, Odili Donald Odita, Adi Nes, Kerry James Marshall, Yoan Capote, El Anatsui

Nick Cave

If a Tree Falls

November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present If a Tree Falls, an exhibition of new work by Nick Cave, bookending the artist’s spring presentations in New York. If Weather or Not (Jack Shainman Gallery, May 17 – June 23, 2018) was the visual manifestation of states of mind, and The Let Go (Park Avenue Armory, June 7 – July 1, 2018) an expression of states of being, If A Tree Falls explores a crucial underlying component of these personal and collective states – the state of the nation.

Toyin Ojih Odutola

When Legends Die

September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Orientation: The Racial Imaginary Institute Biennial

June 28, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Nick Cave

Weather or Not

May 17, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Hank Willis Thomas

What We Ask Is Simple

March 29, 2018 - May 12, 2018