Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is recognized for modern & contemporary art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery was born to promote the breadth & depth of American artists who contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, modernism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. In 1992, halley k harrisburg joined the gallery and together they have worked to expand the canon of American art. Over the last nearly thirty years the gallery has organized over two hundred exhibitions accompanied by more than one hundred thirty exhibition catalogs with new scholarship by leading scholars.
Landmark exhibitions have included African American Art: 20th Century Masterworks (a series for ten consecutive years 1994-2003), uncommon threads (2008), Romare Bearden: A Centennial Celebration (2011), Nancy Grossman: Constructions from the 1960s (2014), Alma Thomas: Moving Heaven & Earth (2015), Alfonso Ossorio: Congregations (2016), Norman Lewis: Looking East (2019) and Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes (2020) and Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney (2021).
Vital to the shaping of private and public collections across the United States and beyond, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery became a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) in 2000. Over the decades, the gallery has expanded its audience by participating in international art fairs including: The Armory Show, The Art Show (ADAA), Art Basel Miami Beach, FOG Design+Art, Frieze New York, Frieze Masters, and Seattle Art Fair.
After twenty-three years on West 57 Street, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery relocated in 2012 to its current home in Chelsea on West 19 Street.