Nino Mier Gallery, which was based in Los Angeles in 2015 and has rapidly been rising over the previous seven years, will quickly add a location in New York.
Opening subsequent January, the area will likely be inaugurated with a solo present of German artist Jana Schröder, who has been with the gallery since its earliest days. The New York location, situated in SoHo, on Crosby Street between Spring and Broome streets, will likely be designed by Markus Dochantschi of StudioMDA and led by Margaret Zuckerman, who has been a director on the gallery since 2018.
In lower than a decade, seller Nino Mier has expanded at a quick clip. He at the moment operates 5 places in L.A., comprised of a campus of 4 buildings in West Hollywood and a separate location in Glassell Park, in addition to a six-story townhouse and annex in Brussels and a challenge area in Marfa, Texas.
But for Mier, New York has all the time been a part of the long-term plan.
“I think it was inevitable,” Mier advised ARTnews in a latest interview. “New York is the center of the art world, so it was always on my mind. This gives me the opportunity to situate myself not only in the center of the art world but between my other spaces and other art markets.”
In addition to being a mid-point between his West Coast and European areas, Mier mentioned he sees the New York area as one the place he can mount “more ambitious programming” like larger-scale installations than he can at the moment do in Los Angeles or Brussels. After Schröder’s exhibition, solo reveals on the New York area are deliberate for André Butzer, Seyni Awa Camara, and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira.
Additionally, he needs it to be a spot for the artists he represents that don’t at the moment have New York galleries to have the ability to present their work there, in addition to for different artists not at the moment on the roster to point out in New York. The gallery at the moment represents some 40 artists, together with Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, José Lerma, Mindy Shapero, Nicola Tyson, and the property of William N. Copley.
“I want to give the artists I represent, with all the spaces I have, the opportunities to showcase their work in different venues, from a small gallery to a large gallery, and in different regions,” Mier mentioned. “New York feels like an opportunity to grow not just as a gallery but to grow for the artists and to further expand the program.”
Though SoHo was New York’s principal gallery neighborhood by the mid-’70s, the neighborhood ultimately was taken over by luxurious retailers and galleries quickly decamped to Chelsea. More not too long ago, galleries which have left Chelsea have opened up store in Tribeca and the Upper East Side.
“SoHo to me because of its rich history and past was always in the back of my mind as the place to be in New York,” Mier mentioned. “I always saw myself in SoHo. I love the spaces you’re able to find there with cast-iron facades. I love that there’s a lot of activity in the area—there’s always people in SoHo.”
And it was in the end this particular area, which has 20-foot ceilings and is bathed with pure gentle, and its location inside SoHo that bought him. “Crosby Street was one of the streets I was hoping for because of its cobblestone,” he mentioned. “It’s a quiet street. You turn off of Spring, and it changes. The light is beautiful. The sound of cars driving on cobblestone is different. There’s a romance to that street to me.”
Mier added, “I think there’s a chance that I’m not the only one that will go back to SoHo.”