Cheim & Read was founded in 1997 by John Cheim and Howard Read. The gallery works with an international group of leading contemporary artists and estates, embracing diverse artistic practices, from painting and sculpture to photography and video. This group of artists has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries world-wide, and are regularly included in exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Carnegie International and Documenta.
Cheim & Read is known for monographic exhibitions, including comprehensive, museum-quality surveys of work by Joan Mitchell (Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 2018), Louise Bourgeois (Spiral, 2018), Lynda Benglis (2016), and Al Held (Black & White Paintings, 2016). The gallery is also acclaimed for organizing historically significant group exhibitions, including The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, (2016), a show of women artists’ depictions of men, and The Horizontal, (2017), a survey of the horizon in abstract art ranging from 1937 to the present.
Established in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in 1997, the gallery will relocate to the Upper East Side in 2019.