Jenkins Johnson Gallery, founded in 1996, is a dealer of contemporary art, representing international artists working across disciplines. We are members of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. Gallerist Karen Jenkins-Johnson was featured in The New York Times Style Magazine as part of a small but influential group of black gallerists correcting history, and was interviewed on art world diversity by AIPADexposure. She is a Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco advisor, and in 2018, was named the MoADSF Patron of the Arts.
In 2017, the gallery opened Jenkins Johnson Projects in Brooklyn. Profiled in The New York Times, Jenkins Johnson Projects is a hub for critically acclaimed, emerging curators and artists of color. The mission of the project space, led by director Tess Schwab, is to enhance the cultural environment of its community, encourage collaboration, and provide a space for active dialogues. The space welcomes a rotation of guest curators who present exhibitions of contemporary artists working across disciplines. Past curators include Derrick Adams, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Zanele Muholi, and Dexter Wimberly.
Jenkins Johnson Galleries are committed to working with museums, private institutions, art collectors and other dealers to progress the careers of our artists. The galleries exhibit the work of established 20th century masters including Gordon Parks, Ming Smith, and Aubrey Williams and worked on projects with the Roy DeCarava Archives. We also show the work of critically recognized, mid-career and emerging artists including Wesaam Al-Badry, Ben Aronson, Lalla Essaydi, Scott Fraser, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Hendrik Kerstens, Turiya Magadlela, Aida Muluneh, Lavar Munroe, Blessing Ngobeni, Nnenna Okore, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and Enrico Riley.
Gallery artists have artworks in institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Our artists have participated in the Venice Biennale, Prospect, and other invitationals. Gallery artists’ works have been widely published as artist monographs, in art journals, and among critical theory texts. They have been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, ARTnet, The New Yorker, and The San Francisco Chronicle among others. Jenkins Johnson Gallery has participated in art fairs including Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze New York, The Armory Show, Paris Photo, AIPAD, Expo Chicago, and Untitled Art.
207 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
t. 212.629.0707 f. 212.629.4255
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm
Karen Jenkins-Johnson, Principal
Niama Safia Sandy, Director of Curatorial Affairs
The project space is located across the street from Prospect Park in a turn of the century Limestone building, in the Ocean on the Park Historic District. If arriving by subway, take the B, Q, or S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle) lines to Prospect Park Station, turn right on Lincoln Road after exiting the station, then make a left onto Ocean Avenue toward Jenkins Johnson Projects at 207 Ocean Avenue.