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“Contemporary art exhibitions in non-traditional spaces”

An innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces.

We founded Art-in-Buildings (AiB) in 2000 at the Maiden Lane Exhibition Space at 125 Maiden Lane. The inaugural exhibition was Up in the Trees by Barbara Andrus. Early exhibition history at 125 Maiden Lane includes work by Steven Siegel, Jon Isherwood, Todd McGrain, Alain Kirili, John Cross, and a survey of Sol LeWitt's sculptural maquettes, among others. From this auspicious beginning, AiB has expanded to include rotating exhibitions and permanent installations at numerous sites in New York City and beyond. Our spaces range from atriums and lobbies to a small street-level window and a fully-equipped white cube gallery space. This variety of exhibition spaces poses numerous site-responsive challenges and opportunities for experimentation by our collaborators. Recently, we've inaugurated projects in Montreal, Toronto, and outside Detroit, where we strive to connect with artists from the thriving local art scenes. Art-in-Buildings is directed by Tessa Ferreyros.

Over the years we've shown works by talented emerging and mid-career artists including, Grimanesa Amorós, Jarrod Beck, Jesus Benavente, Willard Boepple, Justin Cooper, Pamela Council, Dan Devine, Eric Fertman, Allen Glatter, Nick Hornby, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Kakyoung Lee, Greg Lindquist, Mary Mattingly, Marilyn Minter, Rakuko Naito, Caoimhghin O'Fraithile, Ayano Ohmi, Dominique Paul, Erwin Redl, Carolyn Salas, and Jay Shinn, among many others.

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“Contemporary art exhibitions in non-traditional spaces”

Our dedicated team brings a wide range of knowledge and experience.

Tessa Ferreyros

Tessa Ferreyros

Director and Curator, Art-in-Buildings