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48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
212 714 9500

Also at:
291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
212 714 9500
In the fall of 1999, James Cohan Gallery opened on West 57th Street with an exhibition of early work by Gilbert and George. The gallery moved to its present location at 533 West 26th Street in Chelsea in 2002 with a group show including Fred Tomaselli, Phillip Taaffe and Harry Smith. James Cohan's diverse programming includes solo exhibitions of gallery artists and two thematic group exhibitions every year.

James Cohan Gallery operated an additional location in Shanghai, China from 2008 through 2015. This space introduced American and European contemporary art to a Chinese audience, and also introduced a selection of Chinese artists to the gallery’s programs in New York and Shanghai.

James Cohan Gallery opened a second New York location at 291 Grand Street in November 2015. Its inaugural exhibition in the Lower East Side neighborhood was a revelatory exhibition of early Robert Smithson drawings. This additional location allows the gallery to expand its ambitious programming with focused and experimental exhibitions of gallery artists.

The gallery now represents established artists Bill Viola, Fred Tomaselli, Beatriz Milhazes, Richard Long, Yinka Shonibare, MBE and the Estate of Robert Smithson along with emerging artists The Propeller Group, Simon Evans, Omer Fast, Amy Feldman, Spencer Finch, Michelle Grabner, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Philip Hanson, Yun-Fei Ji, Jesper Just, Byron Kim, Mernet Larsen, Scott Olson, Katie Paterson, Hiraki Sawa, Shi Zhiying, Tabaimo, and Xu Zhen.
Artists Represented:
Helene Appel
Firelei Báez
Kathy Butterly
Simon Evans
Omer Fast
Spencer Finch
Michelle Grabner
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Philip Hanson
Federico Herrero
Yun-Fei Ji
Byron Kim
Mernet Larsen
Richard Long
Teresa Margolles
Estate of Lee Mullican
Jordan Nassar
Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Scott Olson
Katie Paterson
The Propeller Group
Matthew Ritchie
Hiraki Sawa
Yinka Shonibare CBE
Elias Sime
Estate of Robert Smithson
Tabaimo
Alison Elizabeth Taylor
Fred Tomaselli
Bill Viola
Grace Weaver
Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn)

 
Current Exhibitions

Firelei Báez

48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

March 5, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Tuan Andrew Nguyen

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

February 28, 2020 - April 26, 2020

 
Upcoming Exhibitions

Fred Tomaselli

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

May 8, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Grace Weaver

48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

May 1, 2020 - June 20, 2020

 
Past Exhibitions

Federico Herrero

Volume

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

January 17, 2020 - February 23, 2020
James Cohan is pleased to present Volume, an exhibition of new work by Federico Herrero at the gallery’s Lower East Side location, on view from January 17 through February 23. This is Herrero’s second solo exhibition with James Cohan. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Friday, January 17 from 6–8 PM. The works in the exhibition range from intimately scaled canvases and immersive, site-specific wall painting to cast concrete sculptures the artist refers to as volumes. Responding to the existing architecture of the gallery, Herrero reveals latent interstitial shapes and forms that materialize elsewhere into the sculptural objects.​ The exuberant intensity of the canvases and installations gain a new dimension when juxtaposed with the volumes. In Herrero’s distinctive, light-filled palette, planes of pigment settle into irregular shapes. These forms, coupled with the wall painting, map the visitor’s path through the exhibition. Collectively the paintings, volumes and installation create a rich vocabulary that explores the sensory and pictorial properties of painting.

Teresa Margolles

El asesinato cambia el mundo / Assassination changes the world

48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

January 10, 2020 - February 29, 2020
James Cohan is pleased to present "El asesinato cambia el mundo / Assassination changes the world," an exhibition of new work by Teresa Margolles, on view from January 10 to February 29 at 48 Walker Street. This is the artist’s debut solo exhibition at James Cohan. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Friday, January 10 from 6-8 PM. Teresa Margolles investigates the social and aesthetic dimensions of conflict by infusing artwork with material traces of violence and loss. For this exhibition, she has created a new body of sculpture, photography, and installation that contends with the underlying causes of death and ongoing trauma on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. Assembled in collaboration with communities affected by violence, the objects on view examine shared experience to underscore mutual accountability within a context of commemoration and collective mourning.

James Cohan: Twenty Years

48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

November 1, 2019 - December 20, 2019
James Cohan is pleased to present James Cohan: Twenty Years, a special group exhibition celebrating the gallery's twentieth anniversary. On view from November 1 through December 20 at James Cohan's Tribeca and Lower East Side gallery spaces, the exhibition will feature new or historical works by every artist in the current program. James Cohan will host opening receptions on Friday, November 1 from 5-7 PM at 291 Grand Street and 6-8 PM at 48 Walker Street.

James Cohan: Twenty Years

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

November 1, 2019 - December 20, 2019
James Cohan is pleased to present James Cohan: Twenty Years, a special group exhibition celebrating the gallery's twentieth anniversary. On view from November 1 through December 20 at James Cohan's Tribeca and Lower East Side gallery spaces, the exhibition will feature new or historical works by every artist in the current program. James Cohan will host opening receptions on Friday, November 1 from 5-7 PM at 291 Grand Street and 6-8 PM at 48 Walker Street.

Nam June Paik

Music is Not Sound

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

September 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Josiah McElheny

Observations at Night

48 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

September 6, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Scott Olson

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

June 20, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Firelei Báez

A Drexcyan Chronocommons (To win the war you fought it sideways)

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

April 20, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Simon Evans™

Passing through the gates of irresponsibility

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

March 1, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Borders

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

January 10, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Spencer Finch

The Brain is deeper than the sea

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

November 2, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Helene Appel

Washing

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

June 22, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Yun-Fei Ji

Rumors, Ridicules and Retributions

291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

April 28, 2018 - June 17, 2018