Karma is a gallery specializing in modern and contemporary art with locations in New York and Los Angeles. Karma champions a multigenerational roster of artists and estates active in the development of twentieth and twenty-first century art.
In 2011, Brendan Dugan, then a designer of limited-run artist publications, founded Karma inside a small storefront in New York’s West Village. Karma formally evolved into a gallery when it moved to the East Village in 2015, where it currently has two exhibition spaces and a bookstore. In 2022, the gallery expanded to Los Angeles, opening a new location in West Hollywood.
Each year, the gallery presents over 30 exhibitions, often accompanied by a Karma-published monograph, as well as a series of commissioned texts and public programs. Karma mounts ambitious exhibitions, showcasing historic artists such as Alan Saret, Thaddeus Mosley, and Peter Bradley, alongside contemporary artists such as Nicholas Party, Matthew Wong, and Woody De Othello. The gallery works closely with curators to organize ambitious exhibitions and museum-quality surveys, such as Get Lifted!, Outside, Peter Bradley Ruling Light: Paintings from the 1970s and The De Luxe Show, a re-staging of the first racially integrated show of abstract art in America.