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1275 Minnesota Street, #200
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 677 0770

Also at:
207 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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212 629 0707
Jenkins Johnson Gallery was founded in San Francisco in 1996. The gallery represents international contemporary artists working across a multitude of disciplines. The gallery exhibits the works of 20th century masters including Jae and Wadsworth Jarrell, Ming Smith, Aubrey Williams and Gordon Parks. Our program also includes established, mid-career and emerging artists, such as Lisa Corinne Davis, Aida Muluneh, Enrico Riley, and Philemona Williamson.

Jenkins Johnson strives to create space for underrepresented artists, curators and thinkers. Since our founding we have emerged as a hub for critically acclaimed curators and artists of color. In 2017 the gallery opened Jenkins Johnson Projects in Brooklyn, furthering our mission on the east coast. Jenkins Johnson builds the careers of artists of color through museum and private acquisitions, critical reviews, international art fairs and exhibitions. The gallery hosts “Conversations on Culture” with artists, collectors and writers on current art world topics, with over 1,500 attendees. The gallery’s principal, Karen Jenkins-Johnson, is one of a small, but influential group of Black American gallerists. She is a 2021 ARTNews Deciders, 2020 Artnet Innovator and Observer Art Power 50. Ms. Jenkins- Johnson is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
Artists Represented:
Wesaam Al-Badry
Ben Aronson
Sydney Cain
Lisa Corinne Davis
Dewey Crumpler 
Lalla Essayadi
Lola Flash
Scott Fraser
Alex Jackson
Jae Jarrell
Wadsworth Jarrell
Hendrick Kerstens
Donald Locke
Mary Lovelace O’Neal
Mohau Modisakeng
Aida Muluneh
Blesing Ngobeni
Nnenna Okore
Gordon Parks
Enrico Riley
Ming Smith
Lissette Solorzano
Raelis Vasquez
Aubrey Williams
Philemona Williamson

Past Exhibitions

Wesaam Al-BAdry

The Other Language

September 17, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present a solo-exhibition of Wesaam Al-Badry's work.

Enrico Riley


September 10, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to present Enrico Riley’s solo exhibition Stand. The exhibition explores the materiality of paint and the expressive potential of painted images in relation to issues around identity and visibility. This is Riley’s second solo exhibition at Jenkins Johnson Projects.›

Dewey Crumpler, Lisa Corinne Davis, Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Patrick Alston, Carmen Neely, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Emma Soucek and Jason Stopa.

What's It All About

July 17, 2021 - August 27, 2021
Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York, is pleased to present What’s It All About, an exhibition of artists of color, across generations, whose abstract work is being created in the first part of the 21st century, a period of dramatic change and shifting global dynamics. The exhibition features renowned professors Dewey Crumpler, San Francisco Art Institute, and Lisa Corinne Davis, Hunter College. Participating artists also include Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Patrick Alston, Carmen Neely, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Emma Soucek and Jason Stopa.