Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents Philadelphia artists alongside a national and international group of critically acclaimed artists, with a strong focus on women.
The location is a historic three-story building in Philadelphia. Direct collaboration with the artist is central to each exhibition, allowing the presentation of original programming. The gallery treasures decades-long commitments to its artists, and their estates, such as Edna Andrade (1917-2008) and Thomas Chimes (1921–2009), as well as its long-standing relationships with contemporary artists like Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, and Pat Steir. Our core group of Philadelphia-based mid-career artists include Sarah McEneaney, Jane Irish, and Neysa Grassi, among others. The gallery is committed to contextualizing the work exhibited and regularly publishes catalogues to accompany exhibitions, working with writers, curators and art historians. Priding itself on a museum quality setting and artistic excellence, Locks Gallery is a longtime member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).
The gallery cultivates long-established relationships with institutions, recently placing works at the Hirshhorn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MFA Boston, MoMA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, among others.