La Galleria


47 Great Jones Street, between Bowery and Lafayette Street.

Open Wednesday-Sunday: 1pm – 7:00pm

Founded in 1984, La MaMa La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects. Its focus is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience. And as a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.
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54th Season (2015-2016)


La Galleria: New Paintings

New Paintings will open May 26th at La MaMa Galleria. In this exhibition of new oil paintings, Mark Tambella revisits his earlier figurative works through an expressionistic lens. Central to this new series are human focus and energy, which are forces that can be decoded and meditated upon through painting. The scenes are culled from […]


Ingo Swann: A Remote View

Curated by Harrison Tenzer Opening: Friday, June 17th, 6-8 PM Panel Discussion: Sunday, June 19th, 12-2 PM La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Ingo Swann: A Remote View, a one-man exhibition of paintings and collages by Ingo Swann. An acclaimed psi-researcher and author, Swann participated in over a hundred academic and government-backed research studies, which investigated human psychic […]


La MaMa Galleria Benefit Art Auction

LA MAMA GALLERIA nurtures artistic experimentation and serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, community and educational projects. Each season, La MaMa Galleria draws more than 4,000 visitors and exhibits work by more than 30 contemporary and experimental artists. Benefit Committee:  |Adam Bertrand|Adriana Farmiga|Jeff Haley|Sarah Lederman| Carol […]


La Galleria: Advection By Eileen Lang

For Eileen Lang’s second exhibition with La MaMa Galleria, the artist presents a series of new paintings in acrylic and ink. When these liquids are permitted to direct their own motion, the results are genuine and natural. In Advection, Lang explores this process by encouraging pigment and paper to mingle and direct their own paths. […]

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Galleria: Introductions

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Introductions, curated by New York-based painter Roberto Juarez.   For this exhibition, Juarez and eight of his colleagues will each introduce an artist of their choosing to the gallery. The show focuses on visual and spatial conversations between artists working at different stages of their careers, and through […]


Galleria: Gay Arms

For the exhibition Gay Arms, Grant Shaffer presents a new body of photographic work. The series is documentary in style, with its subjects pulled from the artist’s life. Shaffer describes his artistic process as a means of understanding: “When I’m taking pictures, I think of myself as an alien who’s here for a while, trying […]


Galleria: Alexis Myre’s ‘The Power of Limits’

Alexis Myre’s artworks are each a small universe: a sphere in which natural materials, geometric patterns, and symbolic references all mingle. These elements are incorporated into mathematical systems, where pins, thread, and pencilled lines chart each item and its relations, and establish a microcosm of order and influence. With the logic of a drawing and […]


La Galleria: La MaMa Family Show

  Opening reception: December 22, 7-9 pm    For the annual La MaMa Family Show, artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 54 year history are invited to contribute pieces of art for display. The eclectic salon-style hanging includes a large variety of work, with sales directly supporting both the artists and La MaMa’s artistic mission. With artists […]


La Galleria: Unwelcome Guest

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Unwelcome Guest, the first solo show of New York-based artist Zach Bruder. These new works riff variously on still lives, figuration, and landscape, employing a bold, graphic sensibility in portraying aspects of Americana: its domestic architecture, its art history, its myths. As reinterpretations of traditional painterly genres, the […]


La Galleria: Pattern of War

Paintings by the late Leonard Rosenfeld Curated by Mary-Ann Monforton  Pattern of War presents a series of paintings done at the end of a 50-year long career. They demonstrate a highly accomplished painter whose style remained both narrative and expressionistic. These emotionally charged works offer a tale of devastation and isolation that find their expression […]


La Galleria: Star Maps

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Star Maps, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Brad Greenwood. This is the artist’s second solo show at La MaMa Galleria. Brad Greenwood’s Star Maps envisions a post-apocalyptic astrological map, in which a future civilization re-casts the night sky from the remnants of our lost art […]


La Galleria: 39X17

Curated by Elise Gardella In La Galleria, 39X17 celebrates all the poets of ::::Presenting at 17::::: happenings with artists, writers, musicians, and innovative makers instigated by Elise Gardella on the third Sunday of the month since October 2012 in her East Village apartment on 4th Street. This small room transforms from home to living corridor—a portal to someone’s practice, […]


Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

Activism in Nightlife Since 1980 sponsored by Visual AIDS focuses on the intersection of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis and nightlife from the 1980s to the present. Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, nightlife has been an escape, a community, a forum for information about safer sex practices and a center for activism. Taking its title […]

53rd Season (2014-2015)


La Galleria: Summons

Summons, a collaborative project with Jack Reynolds, Theo Cote, and Emma Rae Norton, combines their respective works of paint, video, and digital imagery to create a new piece of art. Each allows their own work to play a significant role throughout the process. The show is as much about making a final piece as it is about discovering new contexts for each other’s work.

La Galleria: Nobles & Savages
April 09	- May 09, 2015

La Galleria: Nobles & Savages

Nobles & Savages, a group exhibition featuring works by three artists represented by RARE: Johnston Foster, Dionisios Fragias, and Eamon O’Kane. Their works reference the noble side of man as well as a darker side that often obscures and interferes with his better instincts.

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La Galleria: Oana Maria Cajal: Posters For Unwritten Plays

A kaleidoscopic presentation of multimedia happenings dedicated to the great, and always inspiring, Ellen Stewart. The show comprises the book launch of “Posters for Unwritten Plays”, the first publication of its kind in the world portraying images for plays that have not yet been written.

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La Galleria: Volodymyr Klyuzko “Kylyms”

Kyiv artist, Volodymyr Klyuzko will show his “Kylyms,” a kaleidoscopic interpretation of nature in Ukraine, in which photographic images replace the actual threads used in making the carpets. Klyuzko utilizes a photo remix technique to transform representa- tional photography into non-representational geometric patterns.

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La Galleria: Tommy Coleman “Performance Anxiety”

An exhibition that blurs the line between sculpture and performance by creating an immersive environment that envelopes an audience as an active participant in a play that can’t quite begin or finish. Coleman’s sculptures simultaneously work with and against one another to create a cacophony of overwhelmed and often times exhausted objects.

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La Galleria: Chris Tanner “Eye of the Heart”

Tanner’s work abstracts immortality, ephemera, transformation and rebirth. His materials; metal leaf, glitter, beads and sand on wood, paper and glass keep a direct dialogue going on with each viewer as the light changes when they pass in front of each piece |Opening reception: Thursday, January 29th 6-9 pm

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La Galleria: Hawthorne Valley Farm and Art Group Show

Hawthorne Valley Farm & Art is a mixed-media exhibition of works inspired by life on our 400-acre biodynamic farm in rural Columbia County, NY, on display for three weeks at La MaMa La Galleria in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan.
Participating artists include: Pamela Dalton, Dan Devine, Leif Garbisch, Jill Jakimetz, Harry Lazare, Thomas Locker, Abe Madey, Shelia Mahut, Jason Middlebrook, Martina Muller, Patrick Stolfo, Lawre Stone, Laura Summer, Helen Suter, and the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Class of 2017.

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La Galleria: 2014 Annual La MaMa Family Show

Artists that have worked at La MaMa throughout the past 5 decades contribute a piece of artwork, with no media restrictions. The result is a salon style exhibit that truly represents the La MaMa spirit.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.