In 1994, Kim Foster opened her contemporary art gallery in New York City on Crosby Street in SoHo. There, she presented the first New York exhibition of Korean artists Kwang-young Chun, Moon Beom, and Hyun-ki Park. Kim was also among the first to migrate to the Chelsea Art District, occupying the ground floor space in the 529 West 20th Arts Building for more than two decades.
Over 25 years, Kim Foster Gallery has earned a reputation for championing mid-career and emerging artists. Although there is great variety in the work of our artists, there is also an elegance to our exhibitions that exemplifies the gallery’s aesthetic. This elegance permeates our affinity for eccentric and obsessive work, often built from an assemblage of minutely constructed parts. You’ll find contemporary painting, works of glass art, crayon artist’s portraits, and so much more in our art gallery.
Our gallery exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, the International Harold Tribune, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and Sculpture (cover story). Our artists have been recipients of a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. Our acquisitions include the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the US State Department Art in Embassies, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, and the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center. The majority of our New York artists have had solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, the Hudson River Museum, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and the Aldrich Museum. Our site-specific installations include a four-part wall relief at the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in New York and a 3D hanging installation for Art Place at Fort Totten in DC.
In 2020, we made the decision not to renew the lease on our illustrious brick and mortar space — with the rise of COVID-19, making this decision much easier to embrace. We realize that there are opportunities associated with the very real changes happening in our cultural landscape. Today, we’re proud to continue honing our online skills and conducting business on a remote and by-appointment basis. Through this new and different business model, we are able to promote our artists via newsletters, social media posts, art fairs, pop-up exhibitions, and more. Contact our art gallery in New York City for more information.
LocationKim Foster Gallery
New York, NY
Tel: (917) 690-4181
Private viewings by appointment