Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened in 1994, representing the artists Franz Ackermann, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Udomsak Krisanamis, Elizabeth Peyton, Steven Pippin, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. The gallery has come to represent artists such as Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Mark Leckey, Rob Pruitt, Jonathan Horowitz, Laura Owens, Alex Katz, Urs Fischer, Sturtevant, Ed Atkins, Rachel Rose, Jannis Kounellis, Joan Jonas, and Arthur Jafa.
The gallery quickly consolidated its position as one of New York’s, and the world’s, foremost representatives of the finest artists working today. In 2015, the gallery opened its first location outside of the United States, in a deconsecrated eighth-century church in Rome, Italy. In 2016, the gallery moved from its longtime space in the West Village to a three-story location in a former brewery at 439 W. 127th St.