Director: Sherry Frumkin
As owner of a Santa Monica gallery since 1990, Sherry Frumkin has organized over 200 exhibitions with local and international artists. Los Angeles Magazine named her gallery in 1991 as the “best new gallery for emerging artists” in Los Angeles. Exhibitions organized at the gallery have been reviewed in major local, national and international art magazines. Works by gallery artists have been acquired by the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum among other public collections, and by numerous private collectors. She has participated in international art fairs and introduced challenging work by artists from Japan, China, Canada and the former Yugoslavia to Los Angeles.
ART STUDIOS/ NON-PROFIT EXHIBITION SPACE In 2003 Sherry created a partnership with Yossi Govrin to develop Santa Monica Art Studios, a project of artist studios, exhibition and lecture space in a 22,000 square foot hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, the current location for Sherry Frumkin Gallery. Santa Monica Art Studios has a long-term lease with the city of Santa Monica which views this project as a cornerstone of plans to make the Airport into a cultural center. Through her day-to-day involvement with the project which opened in October 2004, Sherry works with artists in residence to develop and present their work to galleries and collectors and coordinates the work of ARENA 1, a non-profit 2400 square foot exhibition space that invites curators to develop innovative and compelling exhibitions of young artists.