Founded in 1996, Jenkins Johnson Gallery is a national dealer of contemporary art representing international artists working across disciplines. A member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, owner Karen Jenkins- Johnson brings over 25 years of experience to the gallery's exhibition program. The San Francisco gallery is located in the Union Square area and has operated for twenty years in its original location at 464 Sutter Street. Jenkins Johnson Gallery has an office located off The Highline in New York's Chelsea art district where the New York gallery was also located for nine years.


The gallery is committed to working with museums, private institutions, art collectors and other dealers to progress the careers of the artists it represents. The gallery exhibits the work of established 20th century masters including Gordon Parks and projects with the Estate of Roy DeCarava. The program includes critically recognized mid-career artists including Lynn Aldrich, Nicolas Africano, Ben Aronson, Lalla Essaydi, Scott Fraser, Julian Opie, Patricia Piccinini, Mellanie Pullen, and Polixeni Papapetrou. The gallery also represents emerging artists such as Carlos Javier Ortiz, Tim Etchells, Annie Kevans, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Timotheus Tomicek, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, and Rin Johnson. 


Gallery artists are in the collections of, and have been part of exhibitions at, many museums around the world. Their works have been widely published as artist monographs, in art journals, and among critical theory texts. The gallery has been responsible for placement of its artists’ work in many leading museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution, Detroit Institute of Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, de Young Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, San Diego Museum of Art and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The Jenkins Johnson galleries have shown over 200 exhibitions. Reviews of the galleries’ exhibitions have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Art in America, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Bloudin ArtInfo, Art Newspapers, SFWeekly, among many other publications. The gallery has promoted its artists at international art fairs including Paris Photo, AIPAD, The Armory Show, EXPO Chicago, Paris Photo Los Angeles, Miami Projects, Art Miami, Art Platform Los Angeles, Volta NY, Pulse New York, and artMKT San Francisco, among others. In December we will exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach.


Karen Jenkins-Johnson received her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and her BA from the University of Puget Sound. She is a board member of Alonzo King Lines Ballet and an advisor to Performing Stars – Enlighten, a non-profit focused on underserved girls. Ms. Jenkins-Johnson is a former President of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. She has organized numerous events to benefit the arts community, including: panels on Women in the Arts in Miami, London & Paris, 2014 & 2015; a panel on the “Legacy of Gordon Parks” at artMRKT San Francisco with Julian Cox (Founding Curator of Photography for the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and former Chief Curator at the de Young Museum); Art Gallery Week (10 Days: 36 Galleries) in San Francisco and Oakland 2012; several art walks in San Francisco and Chelsea 2010-2012. Ms. Jenkins Johnson has been featured on a local Radio station discussing the arts in San Francisco, and this summer Ms. Jenkins-Johnson was featured on Harriette Cole/The Root Live. She has been profiled in Photograph magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and The Marin Independent Journal. She is an Ambassador for MOAD San Francisco.



The gallery is on Sutter Street between Powell and Stockton, in the Union Square district in San Francisco.


464 Sutter Street

 San Francisco, CA 94108

 t. 415.677.0770 f. 415.677.0780




 Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm

 Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm


 For sales inquiries and pricing:




 Karen Jenkins-Johnson, Principal


 Kate Callahan, Registrar





We are creating a project space in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens. More information coming soon.


207 Ocean Avenue

 Brooklyn, NY 11225

 t. 212.629.0707 f. 212.629.4255




 By appointment only


 For sales inquiries and pricing:




 Karen Jenkins-Johnson, Principal


 Alyssa Menegat, Gallery Manager



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