For Mier, the move to New York, and to Soho in particular, reflects his vision for the gallery. “The downtown art world has such a rich history and I always envisioned myself opening a space in this neighborhood,” said Mier. “New York more broadly represents an important next step for my gallery and for my artists. It’s important for my artists to be represented in the city that is inevitably the center of the art world, and I’m eager to provide them with exposure to a wider audience of collectors, curators, and writers.”
The Soho gallery, a large and versatile exhibition space with high ceilings and iron columns original to the building, will also allow Nino Mier Gallery to expand the scope of its exhibitions. The gallery will continue to focus on its program of painting, photography, and sculpture, while also having the space to feature larger-scale installations. The gallery will open with a solo exhibition of new work by German artist Jana Schröder, followed by a major exhibition of new paintings by André Butzer. In May, Senegalese artist Seyni Awa Camara will have a retrospective — the artist’s first comprehensive survey in the U.S. — and Canadian/Trinidadian painter Kareem-Anthony Ferreira will have a solo presentation of new paintings in the fall. The New York expansion will be led by Director Margaret Zuckerman, who has been with the gallery since 2018.