Kim Foster opened her contemporary art gallery in 1994 on Crosby Street in Soho, presenting the first New York exhibition of Korean artists Kwang-young Chun, Moon Beom, and Hyun-ki Park. We were among the first to migrate to the Chelsea art district occupying the ground floor space in the 529 West 20th Arts Building for over twenty years.
For more than twenty-five years, Kim Foster Gallery has earned a reputation for championing mid-career and emerging artists. 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 eccentric and obsessive work often built from an assemblage of minutely constructed parts.
Gallery exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, International Harold Tribune, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and Sculpture (cover story). Artists have been recipients of a Fulbright Scholarship, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Grant. Acquisitions include Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, U.S. State Department Art in Embassies, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center. Most of the New York artists have had solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Hudson River Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Aldrich Museum. Site-specific installations include a four-part wall relief at the Children’s Hospital Stony Brook NY and 3D hanging installation for Art Place at Fort Totten DC.
In 2020 we made the decision to not renew the lease on our illustrious brick and mortar space. The advent of COVID 19 made that decision much easier to embrace. We have come to realize that with the very real changes in our cultural landscape comes opportunity. We continue to tone our online skills and conduct business on a remote basis and by appointment. Through a different business model, the gallery promotes its artist via newsletters, social media, art fairs, and pop-up exhibitions.
LocationKim Foster Gallery
New York, NY
Tel: (917) 690-4181
Private viewings by appointment