Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery actively represents an international group of critically respected contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition program is a diverse combination of fresh perspectives on 20th century masters, showcases of Philadelphia talent, and new bodies of work from a core group of acclaimed mid-career artists. With a sustained commitment to contextualizing the work exhibited, the gallery regularly publishes illustrated catalogs and monographs with scholarly essays and hosts public programs such as artist talks, panel discussions, and gallery walkthroughs.
A collaboration with the artist or their estate is at the core of each exhibition, allowing the gallery to present original programming. The staff cultivates long-standing relationships with individuals and institutions, fostering a new climate for contemporary art collecting in the city of Philadelphia.
Locks Gallery was founded in 1968 as the Marian Locks Gallery and became known for building a national audience for the work of living Philadelphia artists. Now under the direction of Sueyun Locks, the gallery continues to highlight local talent with a strong focus on women artists, alongside national and international artists.