James Fuentes

Art & Culture

An Art World Tastemaker Born and Bred in the Lower East Side

James Fuentes Art Lower East Side

About James Fuentes

 & why it made the Carpe City list

  • Located behind a green brick facade with subtle signage, the James Fuentes Gallery exhibits sculpture, installation art, painting, mixed-media and image-based works.
  • Fuentes emphasizes New York artists but also exhibits high caliber talent from outside the city.
  • Fuentes opened his first gallery (which also served as his apartment) at the age of 21. He then worked for Jeffrey Deitch before opening his current eponymous space in 2007.
  • Heavyweight artists showing at James Fuentes include Jonas Mekas, John Ahearn, and Amalia Ulman.
  • James Fuentes is a born and bred New Yorker, and his exhibiting artists are filtered through his unique insight into, and knowledge of, the New York City art scene.

By: Audra Lambert

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