Maureen Paley was one of the first to present contemporary art in London’s East End and has been a pioneer of the current scene promoting and showing art from the USA, Canada, continental Europe, Central and South America as well as the UK.
Gallery artists include Turner prize winners Wolfgang Tillmans, 2000, and Gillian Wearing, 1997, and Turner Prize nominees Liam Gillick, 2002, and Rebecca Warren, 2006. Represented artists include AA Bronson, Peter Hujar, Tom Burr, Oscar Tuazon, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Anne Hardy, Daria Martin, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Olivia Plender, Michaela Eichwald, Michael Krebber, General Idea and James Welling. All of the gallery artists have exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. From its inception the gallery’s aim has remained consistent: to promote great and innovative artists in all media.
Maureen Paley, the gallery’s founder and director, was born in New York, studied at Sarah Lawrence College, and graduated from Brown University before coming to the UK in 1977 where she completed her Masters at The Royal College of Art from 1978-80.