Real Pain began in 2011 as the curatorial project of artist Peter Harkawik. In 2018, the gallery opened at 1819 3rd Ave. in Arlington Heights, Los Angeles, and in early 2021 established a location in New York City. Real Pain works with artists to foster creative development, building exhibitions of lasting significance through a collaborative approach that closely mirrors studio practice. The gallery does not take appointments or accept submissions.


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