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About the Gallery
Thomas Erben Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Chelsea, New York, which showcases multidisciplinary and internationally oriented exhibitions by emerging and established artists. Thomas Erben began his professional involvement in the art world in 1989 as a private dealer focusing on contemporary American art. In 1993, he began organizing exhibitions in his private space, which led to the opening of Thomas Erben Gallery, located, until 2000, on Broome Street in Soho, New York. His inaugural exhibition in September of 1996 was an installation by Senga Nengudi. Conceptually minded, the gallery strives to either rediscover or expose work that contributes to contemporary discourse and expands beyond the boundaries of the artists' chosen media.

Images

Thomas with two works by Senga Nengudi, at the inaugural exhibition of his gallery: Senga Nengudi,
Wet Night – Early Dawn – Scat-Chant – Pilgrim’s Song
September 5 - November 9, 1996

Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.

A central work from Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being, 1972-75, on view at Thomas Erben Gallery, November 7, 1998 – January 16, 1999.

Most of the works from this exhibition were later included in MoMA’s retrospective “Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016”.

Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.

A work from, Pintura Habitada, the first US solo exhibition of Portuguese artist: Helena Almeida, on view at Thomas Erben Gallery from May 3 - June 9, 2001. 

Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery. 

Installation view of Senga Nengudi's show, Répondez s’il vous plaît, Nylon Mesh Pieces,1975-77, on view at Thomas Erben Gallery from September 4 – October 18, 2003. 

Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery. 

Installation view of Jutta Koether, I Is Had Gone, on view at Thomas Erben Gallery April 2 - May 7, 2005. 
Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.

Looped and Layered, A Selection of Contemporary Art from Tehran, featuring works by Mohsen Ahmadvand, Ala Dehghan, Bita Fayyazi, Siamak Filizadeh, Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi, Barbad Golshiri, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Farshid Maleki & Sadegh Tirafkan. On view at Thomas Erben Gallery
May 14 – July 10, 2009. 

By chance, this show coincided with the protests in Iran against the presidential election, bringing Ahmadinejad into power. 

Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.

Installation view of Dona Nelson, Phigor, on view at Thomas Erben Gallery April 3 - May 24, 2014. 
Phigor marked Dona Nelson’s third show with the gallery, parallel to her Whitney Biennial participation.

"Incrementally and without nearly the attention she deserves, Dona Nelson has become one of the best artists working today” Roberta Smith, in The New York Times, May 8, 2014.

Photo credit: Andreas Vesterlund.
Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery. 

Installation view of Harriet Korman, Permeable/Resistant: Recent Drawings and Paintings. On view at Thomas Erben Gallery from November 1 - December 22, 2018. 

Photo credit: Dylan Peter Obser.
Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.