Jack Shainman Gallery was founded in 1984 in Washington D.C. by Jack Shainman and Claude Simard. Soon after opening, they relocated to New York, first to a space in the East Village, then Soho and then to its current location in Chelsea in 1997. In 2013 the gallery added two additional exhibition spaces, one in Chelsea on 24th Street, the other a 30,000 square foot former school in Kinderhook, New York. The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to exhibit and champion artists from around the world by mounting major exhibitions of their work in the gallery, presenting artworks at important fairs, securing museum exhibitions and publishing major catalogues and scholarly essays. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and presents approximately fifteen exhibitions a year, as well as participating in major art fairs including Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, and Frieze in Los Angeles, New York, and London. Gallery artists have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Ford Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Scholarship, four John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, two MacArthur Foundation Grants, five Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards, six Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants, a US Department of State’s Medal of Arts, two Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Awards, and have been documented in countless publications, monographs, and films. Gallery artists are included in numerous public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the British Museum, London; and the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna.