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8 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
212 737 2221
Since 1983, the Tilton Gallery has been well known for discovering and promoting cutting edge, emerging artists from around the world. For more than three decades, Tilton has exhibited hundreds of contemporary artists, many of whom, like David Hammons, Marlene Dumas, Fred Tomaselli, Huang Yong Ping and Francis Alys, to name but a few, have become prominent figures on the international stage.

Now housed in a historic landmark Upper East side townhouse, the gallery’s current exhibition program continues to support our established gallery artists, and remains committed to discovering and cultivating new talent from around the globe.

The 2,400 square foot exhibition space is located on two floors at 8 East 76th Street, at 5th Avenue, New York. Within New York’s ‘museum mile,’ the gallery is in walking distance from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum and the Frick Museum, as well as many other Upper East side galleries.
Artists Represented:
Zachary Armstrong
Luca Dellaverson
Egan Frantz
Tomashi Jackson
Antone Konst
Jarbas Lopes
John Outterbridge
Zhang Peili
Rebecca Purdum
Noah Purifoy
Berend Strik
Kianja Strobert
Martha Tuttle
The Estate of Ruth Vollmer
Brenna Youngblood
Gang Zhao
Works Available By:
Derrick Adams
Noel Anderson
Wallace Berman
Ed Clark
Noah Davis
Andreas Diefenbach
Marlene Dumas
Mel Edwards
Nicole Eisenman
Chitra Ganesh
Sakshi Gupta
David Hammons
Yashua Klos
Senga Nengudi
Henk Peeters
Betye Saar
Sudarshan Shetty
Leonid Sokov
Jeff Sonhouse
Richard Tuttle
Avinash Veeraraghavan


Installation view courtesy Tilton Gallery.
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Current Exhibition

Kennedy Yanko

Kennedy Yanko: Postcapitalist Desire

April 6, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Tilton Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Kennedy Yanko, from April 6th to May 15th, 2021. We encourage visitors to call in advance on opening day to assure an even flow and safe viewing experience. Kennedy Yanko continues her ongoing investigation into the combination of the seemingly incongruous materials of metal and paint skins to create voluptuous and unexpected sculptural forms. Salvaged metal, crushed or bent into new forms, is juxtaposed with lushly colored soft-appearing paint skins formulated by the artist to flow organically around or through the harder metal forms, at times seeming to pour out of this less pliant element. Yanko melds the two materials and experiments with her very personal color palette to create works that defy the traditionally static nature of sculpture and that have a sense of continuous movement. In this new body of work, Yanko has added a new element: wires. Straight and taut, they are threaded through the works like drawings in space, exerting pressure on the paint skins while extending the sculptures' essence beyond their perceived boundaries. They become yet another way that Yanko causes the viewer to think anew about the sculptures' relationships to walls and space and in turn to consider our own position in relation to these works within this cultural moment in time. Kennedy Yanko is a Brooklyn-based artist, born in 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri. Yanko's work has been exhibited in group museum exhibitions including Parallels and Peripheries curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit in 2019 and Life During WarTime curated by Christian Viveros at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in 2020. She installed her first public sculpture, 3 WAYS, on the Poydras Corridor in New Orleans in collaboration with The Helis Foundation and the Ogden Museum of Art. Yanko has had solo exhibitions at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Jenkins Johnson Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, and Vielmetter Gallery, Los Angeles. Yanko was named Artforum's "Critic's Pick," received a Colene Brown Art Prize awarded by BRIC Arts Media, and was featured in 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson.

Past Exhibitions

Egan Frantz, Tomashi Jackson, Antone Könst, Jarbas Lopes, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Joyce Scott, Berend Strik, Cosima von Bonin, Brenna Youngblood

Selected Works

January 7, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Tilton Gallery is pleased to present a group of Selected Works that hover between abstraction and figurative content. From the straightforward to political to ironic and self-critical, they are a group of favorites to ring in the New Year.

Eduardo Abaroa, Kim Dingle, Huang Yong Ping, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Ruth Voller, Gang Zhao

Empty Legs

January 7, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Tilton Gallery is pleased to present Empty Legs, an exhibition of artworks that feature legs, or their conspicuous absence. Working around the globe and across generations, each artist uses legs as a way to say something about their attitudes and concerns, in other words, where they stood. The exhibitions features works by Eduardo Abaroa, Kim Dingle, Huang Yong Ping, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Ruth Vollmer, Gang Zhao


Abstract! Minimalism to Now

February 11, 2020 - September 19, 2020
Zachary Armstrong, Ed Clark, Luca Dellaverson, Fred Eversley, Keltie Ferris, Egan Frantz, Terri Friedman, Ron Gorchov, Rashid Johnson, Sol LeWitt, Richard Nonas, Kianja Strobert, Chris Succo, Martha Tuttle, Richard Tuttle, Stanley Whitney, Kennedy Yanko, Robert Yasuda, Brenna Youngblood

Felipe Baeza, Jaclyn Conley, Kenturah Davis, Merik Goma, Christie Neptune, Alexandria Smith, Vaughn Spann

NXTHVN: First Year Fellows

November 5, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Works by the Studio Fellows at NXTHVN, upon completion of the first year of this Residency Program founded by Titus Kaphar, Jonathan Brand and Jason Price.

Antone Könst

Antone Konst: Love & Fear

September 11, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman: Nineteen Nineties

September 11, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson: Time Out of Mind

April 30, 2019 - June 29, 2019

John Outterbridge

November 13, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Noah Purifoy

September 11, 2018 - November 3, 2018

East Coast/West Coast: Clark, Hammons, Outterbridge, Saar, Washington

September 11, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Zachary Armstrong

Zachary Armstrong: George

May 4, 2018 - June 28, 2018

In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 35 Years

March 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Martha Tuttle

Martha Tuttle: I long and seek after

January 18, 2018 - March 11, 2018