Since it was founded by Bernard and Gwenolée Zürcher in 1992, the Gallery Zürcher has chosen emerging artists in France and abroad with whom it maintains close relationships. These choices guided by "intimate conviction" indicate a predilection for the visual arts (painting, photography, video) as well as a lively interest in sculpture and installations.
15 years after the creation of Galerie Zürcher in Paris, Bernard and Gwénolée Zürcher decide to pursue the gallery's action by opening the Zürcher studio in New York. The decision to open Zürcher studio confirms Bernard and Gwénolée Zürcher's willingness to foster close relationships with their artists on the long-term. Zürcher studio will promote artists already represented in Paris but also newcomers, to create and show new art works. And vice versa: the Zürcher studio productions in New York could then be shown in Paris.
Bernard Zürcher is an art historian, author of several works on modern art, in particular about Georges Braque (L'Office du Livre, Fribourg & Rizzoli, New York) and Les Fauves (Hazan, Paris). Vice-president of the Congres interprofessionnel de l'art contemporain (CIPAC) and a member of the Art Galleries Committee (CPGA), he is also one of the founders of the Contemporary Art Centre on the H.E.C. campus as well as L'Entrée, the contemporary art space of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Gwénolée Zürcher, expert in Asian Art has translated several books on art (Degas, by Denys Sutton; New York 1945 - 1965, L'Office du Livre).