Jack Shainman Gallery

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Tribeca, 46 Lafayette St, New York, NY
The School, 25 Broad St, Kinderhook, NY

Jack Shainman Gallery artists have taken part in the most important exhibitions worldwide. Five gallery artists have represented their countries in national pavilions in the Venice Biennale, and many others have been included in the curated group exhibition there. Two gallery artists have received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, which was awarded to Malick Sidibe in 2007 and El Anatsui i

n 2015. Gallery artists are also routinely included in biennials and triennials such as Documenta, Prospect New Orleans, Paris Triennial, Manifesta, New Museum Triennial, Carnegie International, Moscow Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Havana Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale and Whitney Biennial. They have also been the recipients of prestigious awards, such as two MacArthur Foundation Genius Grants, six Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants, a Praemium Imperiale Prize, a Wolfgang Hahn Prize, a PEW Foundation Grant, the Prix Pictet, a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Scholarship, four John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, five Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards, a Carnegie Prize, and a US Department of State’s Medal of Arts. In addition to being featured in countless publications, monographs and films, gallery artists are included in renowned public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; British Museum, London; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and Museum of Modern Art, Vienna.

04/26/2024

The Dean Collection is one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art by African and African diasporic artists.

"Broken Spectre" is coming to Montreal!
04/25/2024

"Broken Spectre" is coming to Montreal!

After being showcased at Studio 180 The Stand in London, at Photo Elysée in Lausanne, or at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, the PHI Centre presents the…

04/24/2024

Hayv Kahraman’s exhibition The Foreign in Us at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University in Houston is framed by an Audre Lorde quote: “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Kahraman was born in Baghdad and rais...

04/20/2024

The Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor Rose B. Simpson brings her sentinel figurines to two parks in Manhattan.

Last day to see "Gordon Parks: Born Black" at our 20th Street gallery is tomorrow, April 20!
04/19/2024

Last day to see "Gordon Parks: Born Black" at our 20th Street gallery is tomorrow, April 20!

Originally Published in 1971, Gordon Park's Born Black was the first book to unite both Parks' writing and photography.

"It is Meleko Mokgosi’s epic visual narrative Bread, Butter, and Power (2018), sprawling across two long walls, that giv...
04/18/2024

"It is Meleko Mokgosi’s epic visual narrative Bread, Butter, and Power (2018), sprawling across two long walls, that gives viewers much to feast on. Mokgosi, a native of Botswana, paints scenes centered on African people in a myriad of places and spaces: a person getting their hair done, children posing for a picture, and a group of esteemed uniformed professionals having their photo taken. Mokgosi’s version of melanin are cinnamons, caramels, and coffees; his sun-glazed subjects gleam. Amid the various scenes, Mokgosi inserts monochromatic white panels with white text that support the visuals and address colonialism, nationalism, class, democracy, and gender inequity. Works like these, highlighting the everydayness of African life, are an earnest attempt at closing the colonial chasm between African Americans and Africans."

“Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys” features monumental works by Amy Sherald, Kehinde Wiley, Arthur Jafa, and more.

Last days to see Gordon Parks, "Born Black"!
04/17/2024

Last days to see Gordon Parks, "Born Black"!

The overall theme of “Gordon Parks: Born Black,” currently on display at the Jack Shainman Gallery is social justice.

04/16/2024

Looking back at the history of the pioneering dealership in post-war art, plus a thought-provoking new installation in Madison Square Park and Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula

04/15/2024

The group show “Nigeria Imaginary” will be one of the most ambitious African presentations ever at the Venice Biennale.

04/11/2024

The artist explained that the sculptures in Seed “transform the nature of a hectic and scary city, in a sense, to a place that’s really safe.”

04/09/2024

Odili Donald Odita draws on a unique combination of traditional African art, minimalism, and pop culture influences in his abstract paintings

Jesse Krimes, "Rikers Quilt" is on view now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
04/04/2024

Jesse Krimes, "Rikers Quilt" is on view now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Working across painting, textiles, sculpture, installation, and advocacy, Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes draws upon his own experiences of incarceration and reentry into society to interrogate and critique the American criminal justice system.

"Within Parks’s images, one finds a clarity of truth, a sheer honesty, and an undeniable love of humanity. In his legend...
04/02/2024

"Within Parks’s images, one finds a clarity of truth, a sheer honesty, and an undeniable love of humanity. In his legendary Lecture on Pictures, Frederick Douglass declared: “Pictures, like songs, should be left to make their own way in the world. All they can reasonably ask of us is that we place them on the wall, in the best light, and for the rest allow them to speak for themselves.” Parks knew when and how to let his images speak, and thankfully, fifty-three years later, they still do."

A new, expanded edition of the documentary photographer’s Born Black arrives alongside an exhibition of his work at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery

03/30/2024

The Brooklyn Museum showcases the Dean Collection: Kasseem Dean (better known as Swizz Beatz) and Alicia Keys' significant collection of contemporary art.

In case you missed it, you can stream Rose B. Simpson and Brooke Kamin Rapaport's New York Studio School conversation on...
03/29/2024

In case you missed it, you can stream Rose B. Simpson and Brooke Kamin Rapaport's New York Studio School conversation online now!

Spring 2024 Evening Lecture Series: Rose B. Simpson and Brooke Kamin Rapaport "Sentinels in the City," recorded on February 20, 2024.Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983...

Listen to Paul Anthony Smith discuss his current exhibition "Passage" on view now at the Hyde Collection.
03/27/2024

Listen to Paul Anthony Smith discuss his current exhibition "Passage" on view now at the Hyde Collection.

Paul Anthony Smith's new exhibit, "Passage" is on display at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls through June 2.

"Charisse Pearlina Weston is showing a sculpture formed from semi-translucent smoked glass sheets that tilt downward and...
03/26/2024

"Charisse Pearlina Weston is showing a sculpture formed from semi-translucent smoked glass sheets that tilt downward and hang above viewers’ heads. The sculpture, with a lengthy title that is just about as inscrutable as the object itself, contains a secret: its elements were borrowed from Weston’s 2022 show at the Queens Museum, where a bigger version of these glass plates obstructed the entryway to a gallery. Here, this new work—called un- (anterior ellipse[s] as mangled container; or where edges meet to wedge and [un]moor), and styled in that way, with irregular italicization and spacing—blocks a wall, much the same way Minimalists cut off parts of white cubes with their spare objects."

The 2024 Whitney Biennial is blazing and brilliant, heralding a new kind of body art through lots of conceptual work.

03/22/2024

With their envy-inducing holdings, the Dean Collection, the music-industry power couple have helped lead the way for a generation of collectors of Black art. The rest of the world is finally catching up.

03/21/2024

The Gordon Parks Foundation's exhibition 'Born Black: A Personal Report on the Decade of Black Revolt' is now at the Jack Shainman Gallery.

"On the heels of a blockbuster exhibition at the Frick Collection, a new set of fans have discovered the work of the lat...
03/20/2024

"On the heels of a blockbuster exhibition at the Frick Collection, a new set of fans have discovered the work of the late, great painter Barkley L. Hendricks. In this 300-page new book, Hendricks's work is beautifully reproduced and placed alongside essays by experts and admirers who help underscore the importance of his oeuvre. This collection is not only a visual feast, but also a deep dive into the process and impact of an artist whose influence is unparalleled."

Buzzy novels, compulsively readable non-fiction, and a few deliciously guilty pleasures.

"With more than 270 awards to her credit, Alicia Keys may be one of the most decorated singer-songwriters of all time. B...
03/19/2024

"With more than 270 awards to her credit, Alicia Keys may be one of the most decorated singer-songwriters of all time. But the list of the visual artists she collects with her husband, the producer and rapper Kasseem Dean—aka Swizz Beatz—is equally impressive: Nick Cave, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gordon Parks, to name just a few. The collection is so illustrious and so deep that it’s the subject of an entire exhibition, “Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys,” now on view at the Brooklyn Museum. The show, for which ELLE DECOR is a media partner, not only solidifies the pair as powerhouse collectors, but also puts forth a new and compelling Black canon."

“Do it because it’s personal.”

03/14/2024

A collection of essays and biographies takes an innovative approach to exploring the RA’s role in creating a canon of art founded in empire and enslavement

03/13/2024

A new, expanded edition of the documentary photographer’s Born Black arrives alongside an exhibition of his work at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery

03/12/2024

Alum Hank Willis Thomas, of Photography and Imaging Department, at Henry Art Gallery, is currently hosting an exhibition showcasing the works of Hank, spanning two decades from 2002 to 2022. Featuring 90 pieces sourced from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation collection.

03/11/2024

It's called American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson. Many will recognize the title photo, a portrait of Watson standing in front of an American flag with a broom and mop.

On view now at 20th Street!
03/09/2024

On view now at 20th Street!

"But what seems to matter far more is that we are born black. That single fact would control our destiny above all others," explained Gordon Parks.

03/08/2024

Charisse Pearlina Weston joined Jack Shainman Gallery. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist works across sculpture, writing, installation, and photography.

"It’s a powerful gathering of work from a brilliant artist and a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience a range of m...
03/07/2024

"It’s a powerful gathering of work from a brilliant artist and a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience a range of materials and forms that incisively question how advertisements, consumerism and popular culture convey and define values, perpetuate bias and inequity, and shape identities, particularly within race and gender."

Acclaimed artist Hank Willis Thomas' works question how advertisements, consumerism and popular culture define values, perpetuate inequity and shape identities.

Featuring works by Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and many more!
03/06/2024

Featuring works by Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and many more!

A new survey exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery looks at how contemporary artists are choosing to represent the Black figure.

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Jack Shainman Gallery was founded in 1984 in Washington, DC. Soon after opening, the gallery relocated to New York City occupying a space in the East Village before moving to 560 Broadway in Soho and then to its current location at 513 West 20th Street in Chelsea in 1997. In 2013 the gallery added two additional exhibition spaces, one in Chelsea at 524 West 24th Street, the other a 30,000 square foot schoolhouse, The School, in Kinderhook, New York. The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to exhibit, represent and champion artists from around the world, in particular artists from Africa, East Asia, and North America, by mounting major exhibitions of their work in the gallery, presenting artworks at important fairs, securing museum exhibitions and publishing major catalogues and scholarly essays. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and presents approximately twelve exhibitions a year, as well as participating in major art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Frieze New York, Art Basel and Frieze London. Gallery artists have been included in many important exhibitions, such as Documenta (1992, 1997, 2002, 2007); The Venice Biennale (1990, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013); The Paris Triennial (2012); The Carnegie International (1989, 1999/2000); the Moscow Biennale (2005, 2009); The Gwangju Biennale (2000, 2004, 2008); The Havana Biennale (2009); The Johannesburg Biennale (2005); and the Whitney Biennale (1997, 2006). Gallery artists have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Scholarship, four John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, two MacArthur Foundation Grants, five Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards, six Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants, a US Department of State’s Medal of Arts, and two Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Awards, and have been documented in countless publications, monographs, and films. Gallery artists are included in numerous public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; the British Museum, London; the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna.

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