Founded in 2016 and located in New York’s Lower East Side, Magenta Plains is a contemporary art gallery directed by Olivia Smith, Chris Dorland and David Deutsch. The mission of the gallery is to bring greater attention to significant art and artists regardless of age or career, fostering context and meaning for the development of new ideas and preserving older generations of artists' work. The gallery regularly stages one-person and curated group exhibitions and announced its inaugural artist roster in 2018. Having mounted over thirty exhibitions to date, including critically acclaimed presentations with computer art pioneer Lillian Schwartz (b. 1927), minimalist painter Don Dudley (b. 1930) and avant-garde legend Barbara Ess (b. 1948), as well as beloved New York icons Martha Diamond (b. 1944) and Peter Nagy (b. 1959). The gallery has exhibited works by established artists such as: Jennifer Bolande, Christina Ramberg, Hans Bellmer, Kiki Kogelnik, Barry Le Va, Dona Nelson, Neil Jenney, Aura Rosenberg, Arlene Shechet, Georg Herold and Steven Parrino. The gallery has developed the careers of younger, emerging artists, such as: Ebecho Muslimova, Zach Bruder, Nathaniel Robinson and Anne Libby. The gallery has also mounted significant presentations with emerging artists, including: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, André Filipek-Magaña, Linnea Kniaz, Madeline Hollander and Sven Loven. International artists exhibited include: Tiril Hasselknippe, Sandra Mujinga, David Ostrowski, Gerda Scheepers, Keren Cytter and Sophie von Hellermann. Exhibitions at Magenta Plains have been consistently reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, Art in America, Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, Artnews, Artnet and more.



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