About

 

LMAKgallery was founded by Louky Keijsers Koning in 2005 and Bart Keijsers Koning joined as co-owner in 2009. The gallery’s primary interest lies in the commitment to the artist’s process and dedication to their thoughts and production. LMAKgallery works with artists who have proven to sustain continuity in their visual expression without being repetitive. The gallery strives to introduce collectors to new horizons through visual, sound, or conceptual experience, as well as opening communication to develop a relation between the viewer and the art. LMAKgallery is known for its exhibitions with international allure and focusing on interdisciplinary practices. The gallery presents works in all media, ranging from drawing, painting, photography, video/film, and sculpture by artists from all over the world.

After establishing roots and working within the Lower East Side art community for the past 7 years, we found ourselves in need of more space and re-located to a 3 story federal brownstone on 298 Grand Street. The new space consists of a main showroom hosting our solo and group exhibitions on the ground-floor and a sculpture garden on the adjoining courtyard. On the second floor there is LMAKbooks+design and the third floor features site specific installations.

LMAKbooks+design was born out of an impetus to provide a new platform for art related thinking and writing. It will present design within the realm of the fine arts from artists who develop objects out of their studio practice and designers who are pushing their ideas into the plastic arts. To create a flowing exchange of forms and ideas, we will host lively discussions and panels and will highlight new designs thematically every three months. You will find LMAKbooks+design in the second floor as well as a viewing room, and our office.

On the third floor and in the courtyard we will host amorphous exhibitions and screenings of developing projects by artists and curators.

Artistsʼ works have been acquired through LMAKgallery by such institutions as Public Library of New York; Museo del Barrio, New York; Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chicago; Guggenheim, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa OK; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Fransisco, US; Rhode Island Museum of Art, RI; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; William Benton Museum of Art, CT; Mott Warsh Collection, MI .

The gallery has been reviewed in such publications as the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, The Village Voice, the Washington Post, Modern Painters, Interview Magazine, Sculpture Magazine among others.

We do not accept unsolicited submissions at this time.

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Louky Keijsers Koning

Graduated with a MA in Art History and a MA in Cultural Management from the University of Amsterdam in 2001. After a few years of managing various galleries she decided to expand her curatorial efforts and started LMAKgallery in 2005. In 2014 she completed the Certificate of Appraisal Studies at NYU and successfully passed the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice exam.

Bart Keijsers Koning

Graduated from SVA in 2000 specialized in painting, after a transfer from Columbia College Art department where he also studied Business. Prior to joining LMAKgallery in 2009 Keijsers Koning exhibited and curated in the Netherlands and the US, and managed various galleries.