New York, NY 10011
Vito Acconci, Dennis Adams, Ricci Albenda, Meredith Allen, Jose Alvarez, Emma Amos, Carl Andre, Polly Apfelbaum, Ida Applebroog, David Armstrong, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dotty Attie, Alice Aycock, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Burt Barr, Lynda Barry, Barton Lidice Benes, Lyndia Benglis, Peter Berlin, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, AA Bronson, Nancy Brooks Brody, Robert Buck, Matthew Buckingham, Nancy Burson, Paul Chan, Patty Chang, Aaron Cobbett, Greg Colson, Renee Cox, Aziz + Cucher, Moyra Davey, Kim Dingle, Angela Dufresne, John Dugdale, Sam Durant, Marcel Dzama, Frank Egloff, Nicole Eisenman, Joy Episalla, Mitch Epstein, John Evans, Neil Farber, Tony Feher, Angelo Filomeno, Karen Finley, Louise Fishman, flechemuller, Robert Flynt, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gauntt, Luis Gispert, Judy Glantzman, Milton Glaser, Robert Gober, Anthony Goicolea, Nan Goldin, Leon Golub, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Joanne Greenbaum, Hans Haacke, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Erik Hanson, Karen Heagle, Mary Heilmann, Geoffrey Hendricks, Arturo Herrera, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hodges, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, David Humphrey, Scott Hunt, James Hyde, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Bill Jacobson, Xylor Jane, Bill Jensen, Chris Johanson, Joan Jonas, Michael Joo, Miranda July, Nina Katchadourian, John Kelly, Brian Kenny, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Julian LaVerdiere, Louise Lawler, Charles LeDray, Cary Leibowitz, Zoe Leonard, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Whitfield Lovell
METRO PICTURES is a New York City art gallery founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring, previously of Castelli Gallery, and Helene Winer, previously of Artist's Space. It was located in SoHo until 1995 when it was among the first wave of galleries to move to Chelsea.
Metro's opening exhibition in 1980 included Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Sherry Levine, James Welling, and Richard Prince. Subsequently, the one person exhibitions that followed at the gallery were these artists' first major exhibitions in New York. These artists were also each prominently included in the 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, "The Pictures Generation".
During the early and mid 1980's, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Martin Kippenberger, John Miller, Tony Oursler and Jim Shaw joined the gallery. Newer generations of artists have continued to expand the context of the gallery by presenting comparably provocative conceptual material in unforeseen formats that address current conditions, methods of thought, and means of generating art ideas. These artists include Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, Andy Hope 1930, Gary Simmons, Andrea Slominski, Isaac Julien, and most recently, David Malkjovic, Paulina Olowska, Trevor Paglen, Catherine Sullivan, Sara VanDerBeek, Tris Vonna-Michell, B. Wurtz, Camille Henrot, and Nina Beier.