10-Twenty-10 marks two celebrated milestones in the history of Claire Oliver Gallery. The Gallery is proud to celebrate ten years in New York and twenty years in business with an exhibition of new work by ten artists who have been both partners in defining the Gallery's artistic vision and influential representatives of the Gallery's unique, long-term approach to the creative process. Gallery co-owners Claire Oliver and Ian Rubinstein invite you to this tour de force exhibition featuring extraordinary examples of the Gallery's commitment to concept and respect for process-driven art.
It is through a strong alliance with its artists that Claire Oliver Gallery has grown to what it is today. "Claire is a true visionary advocate for the arts who has worked tirelessly on behalf of my work and has advanced my art world presence enormously. Her dedication and energy are extraordinary and incredible and I feel very lucky to be a part of her gallery" (Judith Schaechter). "I had the privilege of opening the space of Claire Oliver in NY in 2002 and over the past 10 years Claire has not stopped growing. Claire Oliver is a gallerist of war, intuition, and tenacity, with great mental strength and loyalty to her own vision. She is a bold intermediary between the artist and the world" (Bernardi Roig). "As an artist, you need a partner who believes in and supports your ideas and visions. Claire Oliver is a gallerist who has this vision, who tries her best to make the vision become reality without compromise" (Norbert Brunner).
Claire Oliver has been interviewed by "Good Morning America" and PBS's "Art Index TV." She has lectured at the Brooklyn Museum and is featured in this year’s New York is Now, a film by Noah Becker. Both Claire Oliver and Ian Rubinstein are featured in a chapter of the latest book by corporate identity and brand expert Jon Cristoph Berndt, according to whom the pair is “well sharpened, not everybody’s darlings, addicted to what they are doing and willing to focus, leaving away all the other temptations the buffet of life has to offer.”
In addition to having represented artists in the past three editions of The Venice Biennale, this year alone the gallery has organized exhibitions for its artists at the following museums: Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA; Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA; Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI.