Virtual | AT Together: Gallerists with Christine Berry & Martha Campbell

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AT Together was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to reach beyond geographic barriers and network, exchange ideas, and share resources across professions. Each session focuses on a particular profession in the art world, such as Curators, Non-Profit Leaders, or Educators. These programs are open to members and non-members, though we ask that you sign up for the event that matches your professional role and needs.

This session is for gallery professionals and will be facilitated by Christine Berry and Martha Campbell, Co-Founders of Berry Campbell Gallery.

About Christine Berry and Martha Campbell:

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell opened Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea in 2013. They share many parallels in their backgrounds and interests: both studied art history in college and began their careers in the museum world, but most importantly, both share a curatorial vision.

Christine Berry is from Geneseo, New York, and graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1992. She received a Master’s degree in art history from the University of North Texas, along with a certification in museum studies and education. She worked at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, as Assistant Curator before moving to New York City for a position at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Christine moved from the non-profit sector to commercial world in 2000. She was Associate Director at Spanierman Gallery/Spanierman Modern for ten years before opening a gallery with Martha Campbell.

Martha Campbell is from Greenville, in the Mississippi Delta, and attended the Groton School in Massachusetts. She then graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2006. Directly from college she went to a position at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Deciding to explore a path in the gallery world, Martha was hired at age 24 as an Associate Director at Spanierman Modern in New York.

With a strong emphasis on research and networking with artists and scholars, Berry and Campbell decided to join forces and open their own art gallery. Berry Campbell Gallery opened in 2013 in the heart of Chelsea’s art district, at 530 West 24th Street on the ground floor. In 2015, the gallery expanded, doubling its size with an additional 2,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Highlighting a selection of postwar and contemporary artists, the gallery fulfills an important gap in the art world, revealing a depth within American modernism that is just beginning to be understood, encompassing the many artists who were left behind due to stylistic trends, race, gender, or geography. Since its inception, the gallery has been especially instrumental in giving women artists long overdue consideration, an effort that museums have only just begun to take up, such as in the 2016 traveling exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism curated by University of Denver professor Gwen F. Chanzit. This show featured work by Perle Fine and Judith Godwin, both represented by Berry Campbell.

In addition to Perle Fine and Judith Godwin, artists whose work is represented by the gallery include Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, Eric Dever, John Goodyear, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Ida Kohlmeyer, Jill Nathanson, John Opper, Stephen Pace, Charlotte Park, William Perehudoff, Ann Purcell, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Albert Stadler, Yvonne Thomas, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, Joyce Weinstein, Frank Wimberley, and Larry Zox.

Berry Campbell Gallery shows have been reviewed or featured in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Art & Antiques, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical, New Criterion, Architectural Digest, and Veranda.


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