600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215 629 1000
Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery actively represents an international group of critically respected contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition program is a diverse combination of fresh perspectives on 20th century masters, showcases of Philadelphia talent, and new bodies of work from a core group of acclaimed mid-career artists. With a sustained commitment to contextualizing the work exhibited, the gallery regularly publishes illustrated catalogs and monographs with scholarly essays and hosts public programs such as artist talks, panel discussions, and gallery walkthroughs. A collaboration with the artist or their estate is at the core of each exhibition, allowing the gallery to present original programming. The staff cultivates long-standing relationships with individuals and institutions, fostering a new climate for contemporary art collecting in the city of Philadelphia. Locks Gallery was founded in 1968 as the Marian Locks Gallery and became known for building a national audience for the work of living Philadelphia artists. Now under the direction of Sueyun Locks, the gallery continues to highlight local talent with a strong focus on women artists, alongside national and international artists.
Artists Represented:
Ann Agee
the Estate of Edna Andrade
Polly Apfelbaum
Jennifer Bartlett
Lynda Benglis
Kate Bright
the Estate of Thomas Chimes
Neysa Grassi
Ellen Harvey
Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib
Jane Irish
Virgil Marti
Sarah McEneaney
John Moore
Elizabeth Osborne
Warren Rohrer
David Row
Pat Steir
Eve Sussman
Rob Wynne
Works Available By:
Richard Artschwager
Donald Baechler
Louise Bourgeois
Alexander Calder
Willem de Kooning
Nancy Graves
Howard Hodgkin
Ralph Humphrey
Bryan Hunt
Alex Katz
Ray Metzker
Robert Motherwell
Elizabeth Murray
Alice Neel
Louise Nevelson
Isamu Noguchi
Robert Rauschenberg
the Estate of George Segal
Alyson Shotz
Frank Stella
Betty Woodman
Robert Rahway Zakanitch
and others


Ellen Harvey, Arcadia, 2012 Installation Shot
Lynda Benglis, Everything Flows Installation shot, 2013
Gallery Facade, 600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia
Jennifer Bartlett, In the Garden installation shot, 2014
Polly Apfelbaum and Lynda Benglis, Free Fall Installation Shot, 2015
Louise Nevelson, Symphony of Ambient Forms Installation Image, 2016
David Row, Zen Road Signs, 2017
Jennifer Bartlett, Installation 2017
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Current Exhibitions

Elizabeth Osborne:

Homage To...

600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

November 17, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Henri Matisse

Drawings and Prints

600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

November 17, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Past Exhibitions

Steir, Scully, Ufan, Frize, Armleder, Tomasko, Benning, Rohrer

Catch It and Lose It

600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

October 5, 2018 - November 24, 2018
The past 60 years have seen the tide of abstract painting ebb and flow. Its time of death is called every few decades followed by a revival of representational art, the breakneck pace of technology, or the fickleness of the market. And yet, it is miraculously revived every so often—ostensibly for the first time. In its ineffability, it resists communion with contemporary fashion—refusing to serve as a cultural mirror or temporal guide. It is a language forged through materiality, negotiated agency, and distance. As a genre, “abstract painting” connects a rich genealogy of artists united by an ever-evolving syntax of vernaculars that weave a grand tradition only to splinter and reknot in unknowable formation. Taking its name from the work of early 20th century British poet, artist, and futurist, Mina Loy, Catch It & Lose It seeks a space between certainty and ambiguity, allowing the astonishing breadth of contemporary abstraction to propagate unhindered.

Anni Albers, Edna Andrade, Dadamaino


600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

October 5, 2018 - November 10, 2018
Anni Albers (1899 - 1994), Edna Andrade (1917 - 2008), and Dadamaino (1930 - 2004) each made outstanding contributions to the evolution of postwar abstraction during a period in which innovations by female artists were eclipsed by those of their male counterparts. Optical // Obstacle brings together works of art by these three pioneering female artists active around the mid-twentieth century.

Kate Bright

Soft Estate

600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018

John Moore


600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

August 20, 2018 - September 29, 2018