Walk-ins welcome during gallery hours, or you may book an appointment for a private viewing. Masks are required for entry.
Ki Smith Gallery East Village
197 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
Wednesday - Sunday, 12:30 — 6:30 p.m.
Alternative times available by appointment.
Ki Smith Gallery Harlem
(temporarily closed to the public)
712 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ki Smith, Gallerist
Claire Foussard, Gallery Director
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Ki Smith Gallery operates beyond the realm of standard industry practice. The young artists we represent are a small, carefully-selected group, all of whom have distinct methods of expression and thought.
What interests us most about our artists is their constant creation of new artistic forms: they do not simply paint or sculpt or photograph. They find unexplored ways to communicate their ideas: recycled papermaking, pouring polyurethane, using shadow to reveal color, making the functional object nonfunctional, or mining the world’s river of unwanted garments. Their moments of inspiration mark the beginning of our work at the Gallery. We immerse ourselves in each exhibition from conception to execution, using the gallery space to fully manifest the artist’s visual language. The Gallery aims to move away from recent practices that foundationalize the viewer in screen-only interactions with art, stressing the importance of experiencing art with all of the senses reality provides.
Our unique range of publications—each an art object of its own—are dedicated to the documentation and preservation of our artist’s stories. By drawing from a specialized group of young scholars, we bring our brick and mortar into contact with longer traditions of art history as well as the outside world.
Ki Smith Gallery prioritizes the organic growth of our artists without market-driven manipulation by working closely with our collectors to help them create collections with object-centered histories. They not only understand the intentions of the artist, but also consider their own personal and emotional connections to the work.
We take the larger trends and conversations of other galleries and auction houses into consideration, but our group of peers—our artists, patrons, friends, and scholars—are compelled by an unquantifiably deep love of and respect for art. We want to find new, imaginative means of communicating it and sharing it.