As the art world is in a constant state of flux, I am announcing a change in strategy from the gallery model that I have worked in for the past 12 years, to approaching this extraordinary business of contemporary art in a different way. The on-going rapid changes in this field call for a corresponding fleetness and fluidity. These last 33 years— as a gallery owner, an artist agent, Sotheby’s and Christie’s Senior Vice President in both NY and LA, gallery director with some of the best in the business in NY and Paris— have resulted in life experiences which were and continue to be quite astounding.
I am continuing my representation of artists as an agent, building on my established secondary market business, and advising private clients who are building unique and important collections. My next endeavor will be approached with a sense of inventiveness: finding alternative and unusual spaces for exhibitions and events, and forging links between the visual arts and other disciplines, such as literature, music or fashion.
In 2015, a new chapter commenced on Hester Street in New York City’s Lower East Side. The unique ground floor location with 18-foot ceilings, supplemented with furniture designed by New York based artist and designer, Jeff Landman, further enhanced our commitment and dedication to exhibiting challenging and commanding solo and group presentations.
We strive to offer a compelling and intellectually rigorous program featuring emerging and mid-career international artists working in all mediums. This often results in many projects outside the gallery walls including performances, film series, large-scale installations, curatorial projects, and lectures.
We remain focused on exhibiting and developing artists’ careers on a global scale, bringing to the public a glimpse of what it means to be an artist in the new millennium. The gallery continues to works with Simryn Gill, Ernst Caramelle, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Judy Ledgerwood, Anne Chu, Peter Stichbury and Richard Dupont, as well as emerging artists, Murad Khan Mumtaz, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, Astrid Svangren, and Domingo Milella.
The gallery’s artists have been included in several notable international exhibitions and biennales, some of which include Documenta (VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, XIII), the Whitney Biennial (1989, 1993, 1997, 2008), Tate Modern (2006), the Sydney Biennial (2008), the Moscow Biennale (2013), and the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). Additionally, many commissioned projects and permanent installations by artists in our roster can be found worldwide.
With over 35 years experience in the art world, Tracy Williams continues, alongside the support and promotion of these artists, to offer consulting and art advisory services in both the primary and secondary market sectors. We provide art consultation to our private, public and corporate collectors, and pride ourselves in our knowledge and expertise. In a time when global art markets are reaching soaring prices, and the consortium among fashion, design, and luxury goods is norm, we stand steadfast in our commitment to guiding and consulting our clients, collectors and artists to remain true to themselves and their aesthetic.
Tracy Williams' experience includes directing galleries in New York (Michael Klein, Zwirner & Wirth) and Paris (Crousel Robelin BAMA) as well as serving as head of the Contemporary Department at Christie's and as Senior Vice President in the Contemporary Department at Sotheby's. Accordingly, Williams has accrued a wealth of knowledge and contacts, which work to enrich her art advising, consulting services, and secondary market sales. Williams has worked with a number of notable artists beyond those she currently represents, including Marina Abramovic and Ulay, John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Casebere, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schutte, Pat Steir, and Lawrence Weiner, among many others.