Kim Foster opened her contemporary art gallery in 1994 on Crosby Street in Soho. She was among the first to migrate to the Chelsea art district. We have occupied the ground floor space in the 529 West 20th Arts Building since 1998.
Exhibitions have been reviewed in various publications including The New York Times, International Harold Tribune, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, Sculpture (cover story). Gallery artists have received prestigious fellowships including a Fulbright, Guggenheim, NYFA and NEA. Museum acquisitions include the Carnegie Museum of Art, 9/11 Museum, Museum of the City of NY, New York Historical Society, LA County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Honolulu Museum of Art. Artists have had solo exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Italian American Museum, Hudson River Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Aldrich Museum and Mattress Factory. Site specific art installations include the Children’s Hospital of Stony Brook and Fort Totten in Washington DC.
Kim Foster Gallery has a reputation for exhibiting thoughtful works that are intellectually challenging while maintaining a raw visual appeal. Although there is a great variety in the work of our artists, there also is an elegance to our exhibitions that exemplifies the gallery’s aesthetic. That elegance permeates our affinity for obsessive and eccentric painting, sculpture and drawing built from an assemblage of often minutely constructed parts.