Since its inception over three decades ago in New York, the primary focus of Susan Sheehan Gallery is to create highly curated presentations of postwar American masterworks of printmaking. The gallery puts great emphasis on rigorous scholarship, connoisseurship, and the relevancy of each work.
Susan Sheehan is a leading expert in prints produced during the so-called “American print renaissance.” This seminal era that spans the decades of the 1960s through the 1980s, saw artists such as Vija Celmins, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Edward Ruscha, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol incorporating the medium as a central element of their artistic practices.
Dealing in historic material and contemporary publications, the gallery aims to educate and work with collectors over long periods of time to build cohesive, thoughtful collections. We have placed work in many significant public institutions both in the United States and abroad, working jointly with curators and often providing both scholarly information and sourcing particularly noteworthy master prints.
Originally located on 57th Street, the gallery has maintained a presence in New York since 1985. Currently we are located in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District.
Over the course of its history, the gallery has mounted nearly one hundred solo and group exhibitions, published numerous catalogues, and created catalogues raisonnés of prints for artists including John McLaughlin and Robert Indiana. We have worked with artists during their lifetimes, such as Ellsworth Kelly and Joan Mitchell, and represent the prints from the Ellsworth Kelly Estate.
The gallery has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) for 25 years and Susan is a current board member and current chair of the organization's annual fair: The Art Show.