2022 Fall Preview: Galleries

Diane Arbus A very young baby, N.Y.C. [Anderson Hays Cooper] 1968 © The Estate of Diane Arbus

The Large Galleries

The giants of the international commercial art world, these NYC galleries do everything from advising to tapping into the zeitgeist (and some might say creating the zeitgeist as well). Their shows range from new names to legends of modern/contemporary art; displayed in simple spaces and backed by impeccable research. In addition, many of the galleries publish catalogs and monographs, hold virtual and/or IRL exclusive interviews with artists, curators, and historians, posting the results on their websites. The result is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the field of art, from creation to collecting.

Marianne Boesky Gallery (507 &509 West 24th Street), Jammie Holmes: What We Talking About and Chidinma Nnoli (both September 8 – October 8, 2022)

Gagosian (multiple locations), Dan Colon: Lover, Lover, Lover (September 7 – October 22, 2022), Rick Lowe: Meditations on Social Sculpture (September 8 – October 22, 2022), and Urs Fischer: Denominator (September 9 – October 15, 2022)

Marion Goodman (24 West 57th Street), Christian Boltanski: Départ-Arrivée (September 13 – October 15, 2022)

Hauser & Wirth (multiple locations), Lorna Simpson 1986-1992 (September 7 – October 22, 2022) and Zoe Leonard: Excerpts from ‘Al río/To the River (September 7 – October 29, 2022), Jenny Holzer and Christina Quarles In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm (both September 8 – October 29, 2022)

Lehmann Maupin (501 West 24th Street), Do Ho Suh (September 8 – October 29, 2022)

Lisson Gallery (504 & 508 West 24th Street), Jason Martin: Vortex (September 8 – October 15, 2022), Masaomi Yasunaga (September 8 – October 15, 2022)

Luhring Augustine (multiple locations), Georg Baselitz: 20th Century Prints (September 6 – October 15, 2022) and Christina Forrer (September 17 – October 29, 2022)

Pace (540 West 25th Street), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Common Measures (September 9 – October 22, 2022), Antoni Tàpies: Transmaterial (September 16 – October 22, 2022), Kohei Nawa: Aether (September 16 – October 22, 2022), Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada (September 16 – October 22, 2022), Penny Slinger: 50% Unboxed (September 16 – October 22, 2022)

David Zwirner (multiple locations), A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9 (September 9 – October 15, 2022), .cataclysm.:The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited (September 14 – October 22, 2022), Thomas Ruff: d.o.p.e. (September 15 – October 22, 2022), Merrill Wagner (September 14 – October 22, 2022), and Tau Lewis (October 28, 2022 – January 7, 2023)


Sea Creature, 2022 Glazed stoneware 18.5″ H x 9.25″ W x 9.5” D Sakari Kannosto

The Mid-Size & Small Galleries

Offering everything from a deep dive into a little-known aspect of an artist’s career, an introduction to an established artist from another country, or exploring a topic you never considered before, the mid-size and small galleries of NYC leave an indelible impression on visitors. Run by noted experts in their subject, these gallerists often place their artists’ works in major arts institutions around the country, helping create permanent collections that future generations of art lovers will find useful and relevant. The listing below is just a sample of the fantastic variety of works available for viewing this season.

Alexander Gray Associates (510 West 26th Street), Ronny Quevedo (September 8 – October 15, 2022) and Steven Locke (October 27 – December 17, 2022), information here

Almine Rech (39 East 78th Street, 2nd Fl), Le Corbusier: Nomadic Murals (September 14 – October 22, 2022)

HB381 (381 Broadway), Children of the Flood, new work by Sakari Kannosto, (September 9 – October 27, 2022)

Joan B. Mirviss Ltd (39 East 78th Street, 4th Fl), Red Earth: New Works by Ogawa Machiko (September 14 – October 28, 2022)

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (100 Eleventh Avenue at 19th Street), William T. Williams: Tension to the Edge, A Selection of Paintings and Works on Paper 1968-1970 (September 8 – November 5, 2022)

Wilensky (173 Tenth Avenue at 20th Street), Quartz Unrivaled (Fall 2022)



School Museums & Galleries

NYC has an international reputation for the depth and breadth of its educational institutions: what is less known is how many of them contain galleries open to the public (often with free admission). These spaces feature a stunning range of exhibition topics: alumni artworks, school collections/archives, and graduate students’ work in curation, design, and research.

The Art Students League (215 West 57th Street), To Live is to Paint (until August 23, 2022)

Bard Graduate Center Gallery (18 West 86th Street), Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen (September 16, 2022 – January 1, 2023)

The Museum at FIT (27th Street and Seventh Avenue), Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies (June 1 – November 6, 2022) and Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic (September 1 – December 31, 2022)

Grey Art Gallery at NYU (100 Washington Square East), Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection (September 15, 2022 – December 1, 2022)

ISLAA (50 East 78th Street), Eros Rising: Visions of the Erotic in Latin American Art (June 16 – September 30, 2022)

Mishkin Gallery (Baruch College, 135 East 22nd Street), Who Speaks for the Oceans? (September 1 – December 9, 2022)

New York Studio School (8 West 8th Street), Paint, precision, and placement: The Paintings of Leland Bell (September 10 – October 23, 2022) and Ophir and Friends: a tribute to Ophir Agassi (November 6 – December 18, 2022)

Wallach Art Center (Columbia University, 615 West 129th Street), Dead Lecturer/distant relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980 (July 9 – October 1, 2022) and Sin Autorización: Contemporary Cuban Art (October 21, 2022 – January 15, 2023)



Associations, Leagues, & Workshops

A side effect of NYC’s diversity is the tremendous amount of organizations eager to share their communities’ artistic/cultural contributions to the USA and the world at large. Their exhibitions are geared more towards contemporary and/or modern works, with the occasional historical show linking to the institution’s background. In addition, they offer concerts, educational programs, films, and lectures (both virtual and in-person) on a wide variety of subjects that are enjoyed by fans and newbies alike.

AS/COA (Americas Society/Council of the Americas) (680 Park Avenue at 68th Street), Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime (September 7 – December 17, 2022)

The Drawing Center (35 Wooster Street), The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present (June 15 – September 18, 2022), Ibrahim El-Salahi: Pain Relief Drawings, Catherine Chalmers: We Rule, Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea (all shows October 7, 2022 – January 15, 2023)

Grolier Club (47 East 60th Street), Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day: Five Decades of Rare Book School & the Book Arts Press (September 28 – December 23, 2022) and Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young (September 8 – November 12, 2022), information here

Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Avenue at 69th Street), Italian Light: Skies and Water (until September 14, 2022)

The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South), Selections from Australia’s Western Desert From the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield (September 12 – October 27, 2022) and Enduring Brilliance! (September 12 – October 7, 2022), information here

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center or 111 Amsterdam Avenue between 64th & 65th Streets), Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars (until March 4, 2023)

New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street), Been Seen and Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures (both ongoing)

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue), Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures (ongoing)