Gallery/Dealer Details - Maureen Paley

Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated in Bethnal Green, having relocated from gallerist Maureen Paley’s home, a Victorian terraced house in London’s East End, where the gallery programme began in 1984. Initially named Interim Art, the gallery recently changed its name to Maureen Paley in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Maureen Paley was one of the first to present work in London’s East End and has been a pioneer of the current scene promoting and showing art from the USA and continental Europe as well as launching new talent from the UK. Gallery artists include Turner prize winners Wolfgang Tillmans, 2000, and Gillian Wearing, 1997, and Turner Prize nominees Liam Gillick, 2002, and Rebecca Warren, 2006 as well as Beck’s Futures 2004 and Baloise Art Prize 2003 winner Saskia Olde Wolbers. Also represented are Daria Martin, Michael Krebber, Stephen Prina, David Salle and James Welling. Peter Hujar has recently been added to the gallery’s roster along with Morgan Fisher and Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Maureen Paley, the gallery’s founder and director, was born in New York, graduating from Brown University before coming to the UK in 1977 where she took her masters in photography at The Royal College of Art.

Together with running the gallery Maureen Paley has also curated a number of large-scale public exhibitions. In 1994 she organised an exhibition of works by Felix Gonzales Torres, Joseph Kosuth, and Ad Reinhardt at the Camden Arts Centre. In 1995 Wall to Wall was presented for the National Touring Exhibitions and appeared at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Southampton City Art Gallery, and Leeds City Art Gallery, showing wall drawings by international artists, including Daniel Buren, Michael Craig-Martin, Douglas Gordon, Barbara Kruger, Sol Lewitt, and Lawrence Weiner. As well, Paley selected an exhibition of work by young British artists in 1996 called The Cauldron featuring Christine Borland, Angela Bulloch, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Steven Pippin, Georgina Starr and Gillian Wearing for the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, which was installed in their Studio space in Dean Clough, Halifax.

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