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James Cohan

James CohanNew York

James Cohan is a contemporary art gallery in New York. In the fall of 1999, James Cohan Gallery opened on West 57th Street with an exhibition of early work by Gilbert and George. The gallery moved to Chelsea in 2002 with a group show including Fred Tomaselli, Phillip Taaffe and Harry Smith. James Cohan's diverse programming includes solo exhibitions of gallery artists and two thematic group exhibitions every year. 

James Cohan Gallery operated an additional location in Shanghai, China from 2008 through 2015. This space introduced American and European contemporary art to a Chinese audience, and also introduced a selection of Chinese artists to the gallery’s programs in New York and Shanghai.

James Cohan Gallery opened a second New York location in November 2015. Its inaugural exhibition in the Lower East Side was an exhibition of early Robert Smithson drawings. This additional location allows the gallery to expand its ambitious programming with focused and experimental exhibitions of gallery artists.

Over the past four years, the gallery has welcomed new artists Firelei Báez, Kathy Butterly, Omer Fast, Federico Herrero, Mernet Larsen, Josiah McElheny, the Estate of Lee Mullican, The Propeller Group, Matthew Ritchie, Elias Sime, and Grace Weaver to its program, reinforcing its commitment to championing artists whose work, for all its rich disparity, is fundamentally grounded in rigorous engagement with physical and ideological place. Each artist in the gallery program seeks to re-imagine contemporary human experience by engaging critically with historical precedent, while negotiating identity through materiality and process.

James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Josiah McElheny at 48 Walker Street in September 2019. This is the artist’s debut solo exhibition with James Cohan and inaugurates the gallery’s new Tribeca flagship location. In November, James Cohan celebrated its 20th Anniversary with an exhibition of new and important work by gallery artists across both locations.

Featuring Works By:

  • Firelei Báez
  • Kathy Butterly
  • Simon Evans™
  • Omer Fast
  • Spencer Finch
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock
  • Michelle Grabner
  • Federico Herrero
  • Yun-Fei Ji
  • Byron Kim
  • Richard Long
  • Teresa Margolles
  • Josiah McElheny
  • Lee Mullican
  • Jordan Nassar
  • Tuan Andrew Nguyen
  • Scott Olson
  • Katie Paterson
  • The Propeller Group
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor
  • Hiraki Sawa
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Bill Viola
  • Katie Paterson
  • Grace Weaver
  • Yinka Shonibare CE
  • Elias Sime