The Bishop Gallery

The Bishop Gallery Keeping the Art World in Check. ♝ The Bishop is the art gallery of the modern world. [email protected]

Located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvestant, we provide an innovative space and opportunity for art to be bought, sold and experienced.

“Drifting To The Mystical” by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre opens tonight! May 4th, 2024, 6-9pm. RSVP link in bio! “Drift...
05/04/2024

“Drifting To The Mystical” by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre opens tonight! May 4th, 2024, 6-9pm. RSVP link in bio!

“Drifting To The Mystical”, a solo presentation by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre ( ), curated by Yvena Despagne ( ), is inspired by Haitian folklore, magical realism, and the artist’s travels around the world.

This presentation of monotypes and torched sculptures pays homage to the vast spiritual history of Haiti and the life of Jean-Pierre’s father.

Join the artist tonight at The Bishop Gallery, as we celebrate this incredible body of work during Haitian Heritage Month!

“Drifting to the Mystical” by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre opens Saturday, May 4th 2024 at 6pm. RSVP link in bio!






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The Bishop Gallery is pleased to announce “Drifting To The Mystical”, a solo presentation by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierr...
04/26/2024

The Bishop Gallery is pleased to announce “Drifting To The Mystical”, a solo presentation by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre ( ), curated by Yvena Despagne ( . Opening on May 4th at 6pm.

Inspired by Haitian folklore and magical realism this presentation of new paintings, collage works , and sculptures signals a shift in Jean-Pierre’s artistry; utilizing abstraction to analyze time and space. His abstract collages present as portals of fantasy, while a synthesis of collected artifact installations serve as meditations on displacement and transformation.

“This exhibition intends to be a catalyst for introspection by offering viewers glimpses of my world and realms beyond the tangible into the celestial and ethereal “ - Charles P. Jean Pierre

“Drifting to the Mystical” by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre opens Saturday, May 4th 2024 at 6pm.

RSVP link in bio!






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LEGACY ✊🏾🖤Thank you to everyone who came out to the “LEGACY” celebration this past Saturday!  It was a pleasure celebrat...
04/25/2024

LEGACY ✊🏾🖤

Thank you to everyone who came out to the “LEGACY” celebration this past Saturday! It was a pleasure celebrating Black artistry in all forms with our beautiful community.

The Bishop Awards were granted to: Richard Beavers () , Mikhaile Solomon () , and Alexis Adler () for the work they’re doing to perserve the legacy of Black Artists in America and beyond.

“Legacy” will be on display until at The Bishop Gallery until Saturday, April 27th.

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Last two days to check us out at Prizm Art Fair! Hope to see you there. We’re featuring late photographer Martin Bough, ...
12/09/2023

Last two days to check us out at Prizm Art Fair! Hope to see you there. We’re featuring late photographer Martin Bough, Professor James Phillips and Charles Jean Pierre.

If you’re in Miami pull up to LVMH Culture House. The Bishop Gallery co-owner  Erwin John will be on a panel  with other...
12/08/2023

If you’re in Miami pull up to LVMH Culture House. The Bishop Gallery co-owner Erwin John will be on a panel with other dope entrepreneurs and an amazing moderator.

The Future of Business: Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship - 3:30PM

Visionary entrepreneurs Gary Coichy from Pod Digital Media, Erwin John from The Bishop Gallery, Jason Gong from Complecto, Felicia Hatcher from Black Ambition and Stephanie Smellie from BLK + HOME will share their inspiring journeys and the impact of DEI on their success during a panel moderated by Tiara Chesmer-Williams Head of DEI for Moët Hennessy USA.

Our current exhibition-Vibrations by James Phillips will be on view until February. You can view the exhibition by appoi...
12/02/2023

Our current exhibition-Vibrations by James Phillips will be on view until February. You can view the exhibition by appointment during the weekdays and Saturdays walk-in from 12-6pm.

The gallery will be closed today and next week Saturday 12/9 and re-open 12/16.

If you’re in Miami during Miami art week please visit us at Prizm Art Fair from 12/5 -12/10.

Vibrations by James Phillips opens tomorrow November 18th, 2023, 6 -8pm. RSVP link in bio.Vibrations” presents personall...
11/17/2023

Vibrations by James Phillips opens tomorrow November 18th, 2023, 6 -8pm. RSVP link in bio.

Vibrations” presents personally selected artworks by the artist that reference a higher level of cosmological order utilized by ancient Africans in their understanding of magic as a phenomenon of power to manipulate nature and create a universal frequency or vibration of energy. As Phillips beautifully puts it, “On the physical plane you are vibrating at a rate that is different from the rate on the spiritual plane. There is a frequency or vibration of energy that fills the Universe.”

James Phillips (Born 1945) received his M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He is currently a Professor of Painting in the Department of Art, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University. Phillips is renowned for his complex rhythmic geometric abstraction referenced as Afro-motif art. A few years later he moved to Washington, D.C. for an artist-in-residency at Howard University’s art department in 1973. During this early period at Howard, Phillips's involvement in the Blacks Arts Movement was not only magnified as a member of Howard’s art faculty but also as a member of the historic The African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, AfriCobra. He would join AfriCoBRAartists faculty at Howard University such as Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, and Frank Smith. In his works, Phillips introduces “…Black Arts aesthetics with contemporary aspects of popular culture,” which is meant to be seen in private and public spaces. He is passionate about art in public spaces with public art projects completed in cities such as Baltimore, Washington, DC, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The artwork of James Phillips has been exhibited both nationally and internationally as well as is highly sought after and collected by private collectors and institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, Smithsonian National African American Museum History and Culture, Minnesota Institute of Art, Library of Congress, Howard University, Hampton University and The American Embassy of Togo.

“Vibrations” on view November 18th, 2023 - February 10th, 2024

The Bishop Gallery is humbled and honored to present a living legend and pivotal part of the Black Arts Movement. A memb...
11/14/2023

The Bishop Gallery is humbled and honored to present a living legend and pivotal part of the Black Arts Movement. A member of AfriCobra, the Weusi Artist Collective, a Howard University Professor, Mr. James Phillips.

"... The long-awaited return of artist James Phillips to his birthplace, Brooklyn, New York, with the opening of “Vibrations” - A survey of James Phillips illustrious career. This remarkable showcase marks
Phillips’s second solo exhibition in his hometown since 1968, celebrating over 50 years of his
illustrious career and artistic contributions to the world.
A long-time friend and colleague of Phillips, Art Historian Kathryn Coney-Ali, curated this exhibition as a testament to the artist’s profound legacy.

"... "Vibrations", is a captivating journey into the unique artistic universe seamlessly merging art, politics, and culture, Phillips’s work celebrates the integral aspects of African and African-American traditions through complex optical Afrofuturistic rhythmic compositions. His aesthetic prowess comes to life through vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and a mesmerizing repetition of lines and shapes, creating motifs and symbols that provide a multi-dimensional experience."

This conversation was truly special! Special thank you to  for your thoughtful, skillfully guided moderation. Thank you ...
11/08/2023

This conversation was truly special!

Special thank you to for your thoughtful, skillfully guided moderation.

Thank you and for sharing what inspires/influences/guides your creativity. Keep creating!!!

 thank you for trusting and allowing us to be part of your art journey. Looking forward to continuing to break barriers ...
10/21/2023

thank you for trusting and allowing us to be part of your art journey. Looking forward to continuing to break barriers and making history with you!


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Special Shout out to my team .dc
for making my debut Solo Exhibition possible!

Devotion on View now until Nov 11th

“Devotion” by Jabari Jefferson  now open. This inspirational body of work is on view now thru Nov. 11th. Open reception ...
10/14/2023

“Devotion” by Jabari Jefferson now open. This inspirational body of work is on view now thru Nov. 11th.

Open reception tonight 6pm-8pm.

Thank you Jabari, for your dedication, discipline and most of all “Devotion” to your craft and community!

The Bishop Gallery is extremely proud to present “Devotion”, a solo exhibition by the talented Jabari Jefferson. Opening...
10/10/2023

The Bishop Gallery is extremely proud to present “Devotion”, a solo exhibition by the talented Jabari Jefferson. Opening October 14th at 6pm, Jabari’s highly anticipated debut exhibition is thoughtfully curated by Thomas James, which also marks James curatorial debut in NYC.

Jefferson devoted the past year to creating this meaningful body of work, which thematically entangles religious iconography with the depiction of things he has found personally inspiring to his art making journey. Together, images of anime characters and hip-hop album covers along with Renaissance art references are used by Jefferson to catapult himself into the lexicon of influential African-American artists that have come before him.

“Devotion” philosophically questions what it looks like to dedicate yourself to a singular intention, and challenges what those outcomes may manifest into.

Save the date
October 14, 2023 6-pm-8pm.
RSVP in bio


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Detail shot from my upcoming
Solo Show, Devotion 🎨

Opening Reception in New York This Saturday !!!! October 14th at 6pm.🎉🎊🍾

Curated by .dc

630 Flushing Ave Brooklyn , NY 11206

On view until November 11th

The Bishop Gallery is extremely proud to present “Devotion”, a solo exhibition by the talented Jabari Jefferson. Opening...
09/26/2023

The Bishop Gallery is extremely proud to present “Devotion”, a solo exhibition by the talented Jabari Jefferson. Opening October 14th at 6pm, Jabari’s highly anticipated debut exhibition is thoughtfully curated by Thomas James, which also marks James curatorial debut in NYC.

Jefferson devoted the past year to creating this meaningful body of work, which thematically entangles religious iconography with the depiction of things he has found personally inspiring to his art making journey. Together, images of anime characters and hip-hop album covers along with Renaissance art references are used by Jefferson to catapult himself into the lexicon of influential African-American artists that have come before him.

“Devotion” philosophically questions what it looks like to dedicate yourself to a singular intention, and challenges what those outcomes may manifest into.

Save the date
October 14, 2023 6-pm-8pm.
RSVP in bio

Image:
“Meditation”
Mixed media on canvas
36in x 48in.
2023

de·vo·tion/dəˈvōSH(ə)n/nounlove, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause."his courage and devotion to hi...
09/26/2023

de·vo·tion
/dəˈvōSH(ə)n/
noun
love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.
"his courage and devotion to his art never wavered"

Special birthday shoutout to Jabari who spent most of his bday cooking up special for you guys!

Devotion 10.14.23

09/04/2023
🚨 New exhibition opening September 9th, 2023 6-8pmJoin us for the opening of Art-Synthesis: The Art of Mekbib Gebertsadi...
09/03/2023

🚨 New exhibition opening September 9th, 2023 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of Art-Synthesis: The Art of Mekbib Gebertsadik by Howard University MFA artist Mekbib Gebertsadik. The exhibition is curated by Howard University alum Kathryn Coney-Ali, and introduces the extraordinary talent of Gebertsadik, who redefines landscape painting through innovative techniques.

Mekbib's unique approach to art merges science, spirituality, and nature. Inspired by the intricate process of photosynthesis, he meticulously manipulates water(paint), air, and gravity to craft landscapes that merge his Ethiopian heritage with his American experiences.

New Artist/Exhibition Alert: “Art- Synthesis” by Mekbib Gebertsadik opens September 9th, 2023Introducing Mekbib Gebretsa...
08/18/2023

New Artist/Exhibition Alert: “Art- Synthesis” by Mekbib Gebertsadik opens September 9th, 2023

Introducing Mekbib Gebretsadik - Hailing from the rich cultural heritage of Ethiopia, we are honored to introduce the visionary artist whose journey is a symphony of innovation and reverence for the natural world. A true artistic explorer Gebertsadik honed his craft under the mentorship of legends like Ale Felege Selam and Skunder Boghossian. With a heart committed to environmental conservation, Gebertsadik’s creations echo the harmony between trees and humanity. His pioneering concept of ‘Art-Synthesis’ ingeniously employs air, water, and gravity as tools of creation, resulting in a breathtaking fusion of environmental advocacy and artistic expression that echoes the delicate balance between humanity and nature.

Gebertsadik work transcends boundaries, reaching far corners of the globe. From embassy halls to renowned institutions, his art evokes emotion and contemplation. Gebersadik’s journey is a testament to the interconnectedness of art, nature, and the human spirit. His canvas becomes a portal-a journey through sensory perceptions and intuitive thoughts, revealing the world’s vibrant soul. As he once learned from nature, he now teaches us the essence of life through light and form.

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming debut of Mekib Gebersadik’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the mesmerizing world of his artistic journey, carefully crafted from the intertwining threads of nature, emotion, and innovation.

Image:
Back To The City
2020
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in

   ・・・Stevenson Dunn () and Erwin John create cultural balance within the art world. 🖼️ 🎨⁠⁠Despite having minimal indust...
08/11/2023


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Stevenson Dunn () and Erwin John create cultural balance within the art world. 🖼️ 🎨⁠

Despite having minimal industry experience, the two co-founded Brooklyn’s Bishop Gallery (), driven by the desire to be the change they wanted to see in the City's arts community. ⁠

The Bedford-Stuyvesant natives leaned into their community and great taste to build a brand and follow a new purpose. “At first it was simple,” says Dunn. “We knew all these dope artists that didn’t have a place to show their work because of all the politics in the [art] industry.”⁠

Creating a space for unknown visionaries led to gallery accumulating its enormous collection of art inspired by the Notorious B.I.G.⁠

Read on to explore their impact on the art landscape and hear from the artists who shape Bishop Gallery's remarkable collection. ⁠

Pictured: Stevenson Dunn and Erwin John holding up the painting "The Only Christopher We Acknowledge Is Wallace" by Jules Arthur. ⁠



Words: Bonsu Thompson () | Photo: Lanna Apisukh ()

Thank you Brandon for an informative, insightful, eye-opening exhibition that conveys a more accurate telling of America...
02/25/2023

Thank you Brandon for an informative, insightful, eye-opening exhibition that conveys a more accurate telling of American Cowboy History.

Black Cowboy by Brandon Hill closes today.

Gallery closes at 7pm.

Few pics from last week’s viewing of “Young, Gifted and Iconknik”at . Works by    and  will be on view thru April.      ...
02/24/2023

Few pics from last week’s viewing of “Young, Gifted and Iconknik”at .

Works by and will be on view thru April.

   ・・・Young, Gifted, and IcoKnick: Get immersed in evocative expression from leading artists , , , and Tramel Blount at ...
02/15/2023


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Young, Gifted, and IcoKnick: Get immersed in evocative expression from leading artists , , , and Tramel Blount at The Club Room at , in partnership with Evins Gallery and . calls this installation, "A showcase of diverse works."

Don't miss the chance to meet these stellar artists in the gallery space, on February 16th at 6pm.

02/12/2023
Special thank you to museum director Karen Albert, assistant director Alexandra Giordano and the entire  staff for this ...
02/02/2023

Special thank you to museum director Karen Albert, assistant director Alexandra Giordano and the entire staff for this beautiful and powerful exhibition!


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What an amazing day – you could feel the
L❤️VE!  We had a full house for the Preview Reception of When We All Stand

Swipe to see special guests. 

❤️Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America 
❤️Marvin Amazan (and his daughter) from the Urban League of Long Island 
❤️Barbara Bethea Director of the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Correctional Health Services-Rikers Island at New York City Health & Hospitals-Correctional Services, her son and grandson
❤️Erwin John owner of the Bishop Gallery representing the artist Sophia Victor 
❤️Athelene Collins Executive Director of the Hofstra Cultural Center 
❤️The Museum Staff 
❤️Artist Miguel Luciano, who graciously spoke about his work 
❤️And YOU – more than 80 guests attended and were inspired to THINK CREATIVELY and TAKE a STAND! 

Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 4:30-6:30pm for the Exhibition Reception, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus.
 







 
                         



 
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Thank you Joy Sewing at the Houston Chronicle for covering this historic moment! Check out the link in our bio to read m...
12/14/2022

Thank you Joy Sewing at the Houston Chronicle for covering this historic moment! Check out the link in our bio to read more…

The Our Friend, Jean HBCU tour, is at its final stop(for now) in Houston, Texas at Texas Southern University. The exhibition has been extended at TSU until Dec. 22! Stay tuned for s some exciting announcements coming soon!




The history, the culture, and the spirit of the Crescent City, made Dillard University the perfect place for our penulti...
12/06/2022

The history, the culture, and the spirit of the Crescent City, made Dillard University the perfect place for our penultimate stop of the Our Friend Jean HBCU Tour. As one patron said Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Haitian and Latino artist, who was influenced by the African Diaspora ... if he was a city he'd be New Orleans!"

Thank you Dillard University for having us!

Next stop Texas Southern University!

Thank you  and all those involved in the success of Prizm 2022 | 4220 N. Miami Ave | Design District]! Contrats on your ...
12/05/2022

Thank you and all those involved in the success of Prizm 2022 | 4220 N. Miami Ave | Design District]! Contrats on your 10th anniversary, and looking forward to an even bigger, brighter and better 10 years to come!

Prizm 2022 | 4220 N. Miami Ave | Design District] is and will continue to be one of the top fairs during Miami art week!

Thank you and for trusting us to share your works with the world.

12/02/2022

Exciting news "OUR FRIEND, JEAN" will be on view at the University Museum at Texas Southern University on the campus of Texas Southern University!

- Opening day December 5th
on display until December 9th 2022

This exhibition is made possible by The Bishop Gallery

Look forward to panel talk dates, private tours of the exhibition and a closing reception.

Reposted info from@thebishopgallery on overview of "OUR FRIEND, JEAN"
Our Friend, Jean” is a curated collection of 20 plus artworks on loan from collectors who knew Jean-Michel as friends, lovers, and collaborators. The collectors consist of Jane Diaz, Hilary Jaeger, Katie Taylor, and Lucy Sante, and also include photographer Alexis Adler, who was Basquiat's friend and roommate, and Al Diaz, Co-Creator of SAMO©. Adler’s rare photographs collection shines a light on Basquiat's personal life, and they will be sharing their remembrances and untold stories about their friendship with Basquiat throughout the week at each location.
We look forward to seeing all students, staff, art enthusiasts and the community join us during this special exhibition! via Rita Ann Dowdy & Kathleen Coleman

At this year's Prizm Art Fair 2022, The Bishop Gallery is excited to present works by Jabari Jefferson, Quiana Parks, an...
12/01/2022

At this year's Prizm Art Fair 2022, The Bishop Gallery is excited to present works by Jabari Jefferson, Quiana Parks, and Sophia Victor. Located in the Design District in Miami, this will be Prizm's first year fully open to the public since the Covid Pandemic and The Bishop Gallery's first year exhibiting at the fair.

Jabari Jefferson
Ready Player One, 2022

Despite, being one of the industries most sought after emerging artists, this will be Jabari's first time exhibiting in an art fair. Jefferson's works has recently been acquired by 2 museums in addition to several notable private collections. Jefferson is currently a Fellow in The Bishop Gallery Artist Residency Program, where he is preparing for his solo gallery debut, in the spring of 2023.

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