Pleiades Gallery

Figurative, abstract, and experimental art; painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper.

Presenting contemporary art for nearly 50 years, Pleiades Gallery is one of the oldest and most well-established galleries in New York City. Founded in Soho in 1974 by a group of like-minded artists, the gallery has hosted some of the world’s finest artists including William Behnken, who was a founding member, and Renee e. Rubin, both of whom have works in major museums including MoMA, the Met, and Brooklyn Museum. Over the years, Pleiades Gallery has also hosted notable presentations and panel discussions that have included such luminaries as John Cage, Christo, Merce Cunningham, and Lucy Lippard.

Today, the gallery is located in Chelsea’s Landmark Arts Building, in the heart of Chelsea just steps away from the High Line and situated among the most prestigious galleries in Manhattan. Pleiades has developed into a Chelsea institution with high standards that are continuously refreshed by new artists representing a diversity of styles, ages and viewpoints and that are creating work across a broad range of mediums.

Throughout the year the gallery hosts solo shows, curated group shows and juried shows. Many of the gallery’s artists are award winners whose works have been selected for exhibitions juried by curators of prominent institutions and museums throughout the world.

The gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who are notable for creating work that crosses genres and borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines, reflecting a broad range of sensibilities from realistic to abstract. Pleiades Gallery continually shows inspiring work of high quality contemporary artists. The gallery offers opportunities for both established and emerging artists and welcomes them to submit their work for consideration. The spirit of commitment to the artists and the art that guided the gallery from the beginning remains true today and as we look ahead to the next half-century.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


6/11/24 – 7/6/2024 “Heather Stivison: Borders and Boundaries.” a solo exhibition of interdisciplinary works exploring both historical and contemporary views of borders and border crossings. Opening Reception 6/13/24, 6-8 pm.

7/9/24 — 8/3/24 “Transformations — A Metamorphosis”, works by David Hathaway. This solo show is a retrospective of David Hathaway’s artistic journey, showcasing his evolution from creating digital photographic composites to abstract paintings. Opening Reception 7/11/24, 6-8 pm.



Image Captions

1. Winter Solstice exhibition 2.  Joyce Weidenaar: Color Burst 3. Heather Stivison: Seeds of Change 4. Ann Kraus: A Canticle of Clouds 5. Susan Keifer: Where Do We Go From Here? 6. Len DeLuca Solo Exhibition