In 2005 Claire Oliver designed and had built the Gallery’s present two-story, ground floor location at 513 West 26th Street. In May of 2013 the Gallery celebrated it’s twenty-first year.
Claire Oliver's program presents a diverse range of disciplines and intellectual positions, mixing traditional practices like painting, photography, and sculpture with an unconventional view on new media and methodology. A dedication to physical process, and an intensity of detail are common to all of the Gallery's artists, yet what defines the artists as a group is that each artist independently is fully responsible for his production in his medium of choice. By balancing conceptual concern with a highly visual approach, Gallery artists focus on a meticulous use of craftsmanship and extreme manual expertise to intensify and underscore their conceptual foundations.
The Gallery's continued determination to showing works that are not afraid to be beautiful as well as thought provoking, experimental as well as well conceived and executed, and to question the role that art can play in changing societal perceptions in the contemporary social, political and cultural arenas, has earned it a place challenging the preexisting norms of the art world.
Claire Oliver Gallery is committed to the long-term development of each of their artist’s careers. The Gallery acts as a liaison to international galleries and institutions, places works in collections both public and private, and helps to promote their artists’ fascinating and important large scale projects.
Gallery artists are exhibited widely in both museum and gallery contexts and have been regularly included in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale. Claire Oliver Gallery Artists are represented in the permanent collections of most major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.