Anton Kern Gallery represents 33 contemporary artists from the US, UK, Europe, Asia, and South America. The gallery has established a rigorous exhibition program of mostly one-person shows and has developed lasting relationships with international collectors and institutions. The gallery was established in SoHo in 1996 with the intention to exhibit the work of young and emerging artists, and to bring it to the attention of a large audience as well as collectors and museums.
Over the past 24 years, the gallery has consistently worked with a core group of artists to successfully build their careers. Artists who were once emerging are now in their mid-careers, many with museum shows and publications to their credit, and major works placed in international private and museum collections. The gallery space itself has grown along with its artist roster, moving headquarters to 532 W20th Street in 2001 and again to 16 E 55th St in 2017, which is the gallery's current home.
Anton Kern Gallery has participated in all major international art fairs, such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, The ADAA Art Show, FIAC, Frieze London and Frieze New York. Gallery artists have been included in invitational exhibitions such as the Carnegie International (John Bock, Saul Fletcher, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Richard Hughes, Matthew Monahan, Manfred Pernice, Wilhelm Sasnal, David Shrigley), the Biennale di Venezia (John Bock, Matthew Monahan, Alessandro Pessoli, Erik van Lieshout, Nicole Eisenman), Whitney Biennial (Mark Grotjahn, Nicole Eisenman, Matthew Monahan, Shio Kusaka), Documenta (Anne Collier, John Bock, Nicole Eisenman, Marcel Odenbach), and Skulptur Projekte Münster (Manfred Pernice and Nicole Eisenman).