About the Gallery
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects opened in April 1997 in the landmark Starrett Lehigh Building in Chelsea with the exhibition “Critical Images: Conceptual Works from the 1960s to the Present,” including major early works by Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner, and others. The gallery represents a diverse, international group of artists working in all mediums, with a particular specialization in works on paper from the 1960s and ‘70s, working with pioneering figures who emerged in the mid-20th century, including Agnes Denes, Michelle Stuart, and Kunie Sugiura, as well as younger artists such as Laurel Nakadate, Amy Cutler, Malerie Marder, Dean Byington, and Ian Davis. The exhibition program alternates solo shows of gallery artists with group shows of historical and contemporary works. It has also collaborated with other galleries to present solo shows of artists including Wolfgang Laib, Lawrence Weiner, and James Welling. The gallery relocated to its present Chelsea location in 2000, opening the new space with the exhibition “Process/Reprocess: Japan and the West,” featuring works from the 1950s to the present.