Marc Straus


Established in 2011, MARC STRAUS is a contemporary art gallery in the Lower East Side of New York, occupying a fully reconstructed three-story historical building on Grand Street.

The gallery identifies and fosters some of the best international talent, representing 18 artists from 12 different countries, most of whom have not been shown in the US before. Additionally, the gallery has taken a position of showing older artists who have not for decades, or in some cases ever, been looked at in the proper light. It is this element of discovery, and re-discovery, that has established MARC STRAUS as one of New York’s leading contemporary art galleries.

In June 2014, FlashArt listed the gallery among the TOP 100 in the world. Critical reviews of gallery exhibitions have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Telegraph UK, Forbes, The Art Newspaper, Art in America, ArtNews, Art Forum, The Brooklyn Rail and more.

MARC STRAUS gallery artists have works acquired by international museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Guggenheim, Tate Gallery London, Musée Centre George Pompidou Paris, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many more. Gallery artists have been included in the Venice and Prague Biennials, Prospect New Orleans and Site Santa Fe.

Further extending its program to a wider audience, the gallery has participated in major art fairs both in the US and on an international platform in Europe and Asia. We maintain a studio residency program one block from the gallery. Gallery artists from abroad are provided space in New York to prepare for forthcoming exhibitions if they choose. Additionally, artists not affiliated with our gallery are invited at other times to use the studio facilities. Cooperating with leading international galleries, our artists have shown with Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), ARNDT (Berlin), Jochen Hempel (Leipzig), MARSO (Mexico City), and i8 (Reykjavik).


The gallery is at 299 Grand Street, in a fully reconstructed three-story building that began as a tenement and in the last century has housed various retail stores consistent with a changing population.

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