Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
10011 New York
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is a contemporary art gallery located at 530 West 22nd Street in the West Chelsea arts district in New York City. Founded in 1991 by Brent Sikkema as Wooster Gardens, the gallery was originally located on Wooster Street in SoHo. In 1999 the gallery moved to its present location, which later underwent extensive renovation and expansion.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. exhibits work in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, installation, photography and sculpture. The program includes important established artists such as Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Sheila Hicks, Vik Muniz, Amy Sillman, and Kara Walker. In addition, the gallery seeks to support the careers of emerging talent such as Josephine Halvorson, Marc Handelman, Elizabeth Neel, and Erin Shirreff. Aside from its represented artists the gallery collaborates directly on exhibitions and projects with other artists.
Brent Sikkema began his gallery work in 1971 as Director of Exhibitions at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. He opened his first gallery in 1976 in Boston, MA. The other principal in the gallery, Michael Jenkins worked on several projects with the gallery since it opened in 1991 and in January 1996 he joined the gallery as director. He became a partner in 2003.