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500 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
212 888 3550
Nohra Haime Gallery opened its doors in New York in 1981. Since its inception, the principal focus has been to represent an internationally diverse group of contemporary artists with varying expertise in painting, sculpture, photography, conceptual art and multimedia installation. 
For over thirty years, the Gallery has showcased new voices and innovative art, and organized major solo exhibitions within the United States and abroad. It has collaborated with museums and institutions, and advised private collections worldwide. 
The Gallery actively participates in art fairs, and publishes numerous exhibition catalogues and art books. In 2011, Nohra Haime opened the NH Galería in Cartagena, Colombia.
Artists Represented:
Olga de Amaral
Natalia Arias
Alvaro Barrios
Hugo Bastidas
Nicola Bolla
Carol K. Brown
Andrea Chiesi
Lesley Dill
Julie Hedrick
Valerie Hird
Menashe Kadishman
Gregg Louis
Leopoldo Maler
Javier Marin
Adriana Marmorek
Lika Mutal
Anna Paola Protasio
Ruby Rumie
Carole Seborovski
Antonio Segui
Eve Sonneman
Adam Straus
Francisca Sutil
Hugo Tillman
John Van Alstine
Sophia Vari
The Niki de Saint Phalle Charitable Art Foundation


DISTILL #11, 2015, cast iron with patina, 17 x 12 x 11 in. 43.2 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm.
DISTILL #22, 2015, brass with plating, 3.5 x 6.5 x 3 in. 8.9 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm.
DISTILL #8, 2015, cast iron with plating and rust patina, 6 x 11 x 8 in. 15.2 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm.
WHATNOT II, 2010, glass, paint, adhesive, 84 x 42 x 30 in. 213.4 x 106.7 x 76.2 cm.
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Online Programming

Alvaro Barrios

Heaven and Earth

"Heaven and Earth" proposes a dialogue between two aspects of Álvaro Barrios' work. On one hand, the dreamlike or surreal sense of some of his works, in which poetic or philosophical licenses are often allowed, and on the other hand, he expresses with a particular sense of humor, a critical dimension regarding the system of interests with which the contemporary world infringes the essence of art itself.

Adriana Marmorek

Flower to Bee

In an era with newly-changing notions on sexuality, Marmorek presents a collection of conceptual works investigating society’s concept of love and desire through the ages, inspired by contemporary ideologies and a dialogue with emblematic classic art works.

Current Exhibition

Lee Jaffe

History Revisited

October 21, 2021 - December 11, 2021
For the first time since 1984, multi-disciplinary artist Lee Jaffe will exhibit HISTORY REVISTED a series of large-scale mixed media artworks addressing the sharp edges of American history. Born in the Bronx in 1950, Jaffe grew up with his Jewish family during the social tumult of the Civil Rights and decolonizing movements around the globe in the 1960s. Jaffe’s command over composition derives from his extensive training as a conceptual visual artist but also guided by a broader commitment towards social justice. As a filmmaker in the 1970s and 80s, Jaffe collaborated with revolutionary artists Gordon Matta-Clark (Chile) and Hélio Oiticica (Brazil). Jaffe is perhaps most recognized for his ubiquitous photo portraiture of popular culture and music figures such as reggae pioneers Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and visual artist JeanMichel Basquiat whose collaborative work titled Portrait of Cinque is included in the exhibition.

Past Exhibitions

Juan Cortes

In The Windows: The Migrants, an NFT

October 23, 2021 - October 15, 2021
On the screens, we see the reality with bird’s eyes as it begins its journey from a forest in Canada to the mountains of Tolemaida in Colombia. The performer struggles to follow the path while collecting food for itself and its flock in an attempt not to die in the long journey.

Julio Larraz

Major Works From Private Collections

September 9, 2021 - October 16, 2021
Larraz infuses his works with humour and a magical realism where nothing is what it seems and the fleeting moment will escape us giving different answers to what is happening and keeping us in suspense of what is really going on.

Beth Lipman

The Ravelled Edge

September 2, 2021 - October 16, 2021
The Ravelled Edge contemplates the juxtaposition between exterior and interior; domesticity and wilderness. It reflects on the transitional moment we are currently in, on the precipice of an existential threat of climate change.

Alighiero Boetti, Adriana Marmorek, Juan Downey, Lesley Dill, Beth Lipman, Juan Cortés, Anna Paola Protasio, Ruby Rumié, David Hockney, Julie Hedrick, Valerie Hird, Sophia Vari, Javier Marin, Gregg Louis, Lika Mutal, Joseph Beuys, Fernando Botero, Pablo Picasso, Antonio Seguí, Eve Sonneman, Adam Straus, Roberto Matta, Francisca Sutil, Hugo Tillman, Niki De Saint Phalle, Olga De Amaral, Julian Schnabel, Natalia Arias, Hugo Bastidas, Alvaro Barrios, Nicola Bolla, Carol K. Brown, Andrea Chiesi, Menashe Kadishman, Eduardo Ramitrez-Villamizar, Keith Milow


June 25, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Silvio Merlino

Beings of Light

May 12, 2021 - June 12, 2021
Beings of Light is an exhibition of mixed media works from the 1980s by Italian artist Silvio Merlino, on view from May 12 through June 12. Merlino’s works have been shown internationally, most notably at the Venice Biennale, Nohra Haime Gallery, and throughout Europe. Inspired by Italian landscapes, Italian artist Silvio Merlino creates magical environments where the power of nature collides with man’s struggle to control it. Through his work we enter day-glo fantasies of a universe where beauty, elegance and grace are created through phantasmagorical collages utilizing fake fur, flippers, corals, glass candy and grated glass that shimmers. This dichotomy between nature and technology is strikingly ominous. Scenes of fossilized creatures and fighter planes evoke a time-warping sensation of a different era. Mountains, volcanos, and flames are illuminated against deep blue backgrounds, showing a glimmer of light against the darkness. On first impact our skin crawls as we feel the harmful power of man but later, as we get used to these textures, we reenter the realm of the magician and his disquieting beauty. Merlino’s works explore themes of warfare, mass production, and ecological deterioration, all the while giving glimpses of satire and humor. The imagery sits on the border between dream and nightmare, reflecting the true nature of our modern world. Merlino’s use of mixed media and vibrant paints is innovative, a real tour de force that renders the viewer speechless. Silvio Merlino was born in Naples in 1952. He lives in Treviso. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and is in museum collections such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Museo del Novecento, Milan, Museo Epicentro, Pinacoteca, Bari and the famous Lucio Amelio collection Terrae Motus, GNAM, Naples.

Adam Straus

Still Looking for the Promised Land

April 6, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Still Looking for the Promised Land, an exhibition of recent landscape paintings by Adam Straus, will be on view at Nohra Haime Gallery from April 6 – May 1, 2021. Subtly calling attention to issues in the news during the 45th presidency, the paintings contrast current events from 2016-2020 with an optimistic view of nature’s resilience. The exhibition can also be viewed online beginning on April 6th.

Valerie Hird

What Did Happen to Alice; My Avatar

March 3, 2021 - April 3, 2021
HOME VIEWING ROOMS EXHIBITIONS GALLERY ARTISTS OTHER ARTISTS NEWS CONTACT SHOP WHM SEE THE WORKS Instagram Twitter Facebook WATCH THE VIDEO TAKE A TOUR PAST Valerie Hird’s newest exhibition, What Did Happen to Alice; My Avatar, highlights her award-winning video animation with its interactive stage sets and multi-media paintings. This series explores complex questions of identity as it follows Hird’s fictional avatar “Alice” through a landscape of personal and political influences and experiences from 1960s America all the way to the current day in the Middle East.

Beth Lipman

Every Last Thing

November 5, 2020 - January 16, 2021
In EVERY LAST THING, American artist Beth Lipman explores themes of time and human precarity through the use of cultural objects and prehistoric flora. Endangered plants, latent humanoid forms and communal emblems allude to mortality and transience, fossilized in glass and metal. This marks her first solo exhibition with Nohra Haime Gallery.

Niki de Saint Phalle

Quintessential Works

September 10, 2020 - October 31, 2020
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: QUINTESSENTIAL WORKS is a whimsical exhibition of sculpture and works on paper that captures the essence of Saint Phalle’s uplifted spirit later in life, through her joyful and brightly colored works. The gallery will offer extended viewing hours on Thursday evenings until 8pm.

Juan Cortés

The View From Nowhere

January 16, 2020 - February 29, 2020
In THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE, Colombian artist Juan Cortes explores the connection between art, science, and educational processes to visually translate our simple understanding of complex phenomena in the universe through sound, video and sculptural installations. This marks his first solo exhibition with Nohra Haime Gallery.

Eve Sonneman

Navigation With Dreams

November 26, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Eve Sonneman instills a powerful vibrancy in her new series Navigation With Dreams. Using her signature style of pairing stills taken seconds apart, she skillfully captures the intrigue of everyday happenings among iconic locations around the world. From hip hop dancing in Coney Island to musical instruments in Cannes, the artist’s astute observations present a humanistic narrative to her work, making normally mundane moments fantastically special.

Ruby Rumie & Justine Graham

Common Place

October 2, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Francisca Sutil & Pierre Dunoyer

Interpreting Layers

September 10, 2019 - September 28, 2019


April 11, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Carol K. Brown

Down the Rabbit Hole

March 6, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Lesley Dill

Sculpture: 1994-2018

January 18, 2019 - March 2, 2019
Sculpture: 1994-2018, Lesley Dill's second solo show with Nohra Haime Gallery, will be on view from January 18 - March 2, 2019. This survey of 18 works captures how Dill uses the power of written language to create art with a profusion of textures, forms and materials. In a NY Times review, Benjamin Genocchio has written: "Her art evokes an imaginative and emotional space, deftly balancing sure, concrete reference points with whimsical intimations of some other, larger, escapist universe." Dills' materials in these works are many, including wood, bronze, fabric, copper, glass, horsehair, paper, feathers and thread. But the common ground drawing together her disparate images and materials is the written word: poetic texts entwined with image have long been the consistent and unique region of Dill's explorations. What began decades ago with a deep dive into the poetic text of Emily Dickinson has since expanded into a handful of other literary sources, including the poets Tom Sleigh and Salvador Espriu, and the writers Franz Kafka and Nathanial Hawthorne. In an essay on Dill's work, curator Nandini Makrandi has written, "Dill describes herself as a collector of language, calling it the 'pivot point' of all her work. As the artist has moved through different series in different years, language has remained the constant, used to capture what she describes as the enormity of the inner self." "Ms. Dill's sculptures are less visual objects for detached aesthetic contemplation", Benjamin Genocchio wrote in the NY Times, "than knotty philosophical puzzles that use sculpture as a launching pad." Word Through, a freestanding metal sculpture, is gently pierced by a ribbon of words hand stamped with the words of Franz Kafka: I am a hesitation before birth My life is a hesitation before birth The words appear on a figure with a delicate body and large clenched hands. The visual tension acts as a metaphor of the often conflicting moment of doubt and anticipation before committing to an idea. The clenched, hard surface of the body highly contrasts to the loosely strewn ribbons of text. In Woman in Dress With Star, the bronze sculpture is cut with the words of Medieval writer John Donne: In Mee the Flame was Nevermore Alive I could Beginne again Dill has called these words "fierce, fragile and hopeful", capturing the flash of creative thought, of being alive again. Atop the head rests a star-like crown, invoking "the Flame", the inner world's fire at the point of creation. Below is the dress, with flowing layers and folds. First formed as a paper sculpture, it is then cast into bronze in a manner that retains the surface tactility of paper, and captures the tension of lightness against the hard metal, like armor. The illusion is so strong that viewers often touch the dress to confirm it is truly metal. Art writer Arlene Raven saw potent transformations held in these artworks, as she wrote: "For Dill, words are dimensional elements seen and felt, filling a room with silent yet penetrating speech.” Born in Bronxville, New York, Lesley Dill grew up in Maine and the Adirondacks. Now based in Brooklyn, the artist works with a variety of materials such as horsehair, muslin, thread, photography, and metal that accumulates into sculpture, performance, works on paper, and fabric. From the early 1980s onwards, Dill has had over 100 solo exhibitions. Her work is found in museum collections across the United States, and has been shown both nationally and internationally. She was recently awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Lesley Dill is the most recent artist represented by Nohra Haime Gallery.

Hugo Bastidas


November 21, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Sophia Vari

Forms and Colors Continued: Color and Scale

October 10, 2018 - November 17, 2018
FORMS AND COLORS CONTINUED/ COLOR AND SCALE marks Sophia Vari’s fifteenth solo exhibition with Nohra Haime Gallery. Throughout her long and internationally spread career, Vari’s work continues to take dramatic turns. Ranging from monumental sculpture to canvases, geometric collages and wearable jewelry, her work retains a signature strong yet sensitive, recognizable hand. This exhibition gathers work in multiple mediums, and includes new sculptures and collages highlighting powerful explorations into color and scale.


September 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Gregg Louis


July 17, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Julie Hedrick

Persephone's Rising

May 30, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Francisca Sutil

Mute II

April 25, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Lesley Dill

Wilderness: Words are where what I catch is me

February 14, 2018 - March 17, 2018