Founded in Mayfair, London in 2002, Simon Lee Gallery represents artists of diverse generations whose practices range from sculpture and painting to video and photography and who share a broad interest in an exploration of the conceptual.
Aiming to provide a significant international audience for its artists, the gallery also regularly punctuates its programme with historical exhibitions and curated group shows, which present shifts in contemporary art practice and thought, whilst broadening the dialogue with artists outside of the gallery’s core programme. These projects further the gallery’s commitment to a discourse on art and culture.
Simon Lee Gallery publishes catalogues and artist monographs; and collaborates with museums and other commercial galleries to give its artists exposure outside London and to provide them with a rigorous academic context.
In addition to its UK activity, in 2012 the gallery opened a permanent space in Hong Kong, helping to introduce its artists to a wider public in Asia. Over the past years the gallery, situated in Hong Kong’s Pedder Building, has presented a fully independent programme, working with artists from the Simon Lee stable, and inviting participation from other artists and curators to create a broader context and framework.
In 2014, Simon Lee Gallery opened an office and private viewing space across the first floor of a New York townhouse at East 64th Street. In 2017, the New York space was re-launched with an independent year-round programme of exhibitions and events. Within an intimate gallery context in the heart of the Upper East Side, the work of emerging and established artists is displayed in dynamic group exhibitions and concise solo presentations.