Elizabeth Dee Gallery was founded under sole ownership in 2002. The gallery is committed to the representation of international artists who employ rigorous practices within an innovative curatorial model. With philosophical inquiry as a platform, our intergenerational program poses questions in the territories of conceptual practice, political agency and shifting modes of discourse relevant to the changing landscape of contemporary art and culture.
Elizabeth Dee has mounted numerous innovative, first and highly acclaimed exhibitions by such artist as Adrian Piper, Josephine Meckseper (debut), Ryan Trecartin (debut), Gareth James, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn (debut), Virgil Marti, Mika Tajima/New Humans (debut), and Alex Bag. We have co-produced artist catalogs with Josephine Meckseper (Sternberg Press) and Meredyth Sparks, with essays by Nicolas Bourriaud and Robert Hobbs (Monografik Éditions), and are in production on new publications for 2010 which include an comprehensive monograph on Adrian Piper, with essays by Helmut Draxler, Jörg Heiser, Thomas McEvilley, Adrian Piper (Gregory R. Miller & Co.), and the first monograph on Alex Bag, with essay by Glenn R. Phillips (Hatje Cantz). The gallery has served as co-producer with Ryan Trecartin in the making of I-BE AREA his first feature length video in 2007 and is co-producing his forthcoming 2009-2010 rotation.
The gallery’s exhibitions receive regular reviews in a variety of national and international critical contexts, including Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, the New York Times, Artforum, TimeOut, Flash Art and other important art publications and anthologies. Gallery artists are exhibited by and represented in the permanent collections of MoMA, NY, the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern, LACMA, the Museum Ludwig and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, among others. Gallery artists have participated in the most recent Whitney, Lyon, Seville and Moscow Biennials.
The gallery subscribes to the highest standards of ethical practice and integrity within the profession. Moving forward, it is our mission to actively participate in the forefront of change and innovation of the gallery model.