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About the Gallery
The gallery programme began in 1984 in a Victorian terraced house in London’s East End. Initially named Interim Art the gallery changed its name to Maureen Paley in 2004 as a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated in its present location in Herald Street, Bethnal Green. From its inception the gallery’s aim has remained consistent: to promote great and innovative artists in all media.

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 and continental Europe as well as launching new talent from 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. Recent additions to the gallery programme include Tom Burr, Oscar Tuazon, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Paulo Nimer Pjota and Olivia Plender. All of the gallery artists have exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

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.

Together with running the gallery Maureen Paley has also curated a number of large-scale public exhibitions. In 1994 she organised an exhibition of works by Felix Gonzales Torres, Joseph Kosuth and Ad Reinhardt at the Camden Arts Centre. In 1995 Wall to Wall was presented for the National Touring Exhibitions and appeared at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Southampton City Art Gallery and Leeds City Art Gallery showing wall drawings by international artists including Daniel Buren, Michael Craig-Martin, Douglas Gordon, Barbara Kruger, Sol Lewitt, and Lawrence Weiner. Maureen Paley also selected an exhibition of work by young British artists in 1996 called The Cauldron featuring Christine Borland, Angela Bulloch, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Steven Pippin, Georgina Starr and Gillian Wearing for the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust which was installed in their Studio space in Dean Clough, Halifax.

Artist List

Artists Represented
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson
AA Bronson
Tom Burr
Kaye Donachie
Thomas Eggerer
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Morgan Fisher
Hamish Fulton
Maureen Gallace 
Liam Gillick

Andrew Grassie
Anne Hardy
Peter Hujar
General Idea
Sarah Jones
Michael Krebber
Lars Laumann
Erik Van Lieshout
Daria Martin
Deimantas Narkevičius
Paulo Nimer Pjota

Saskia Olde Wolbers
Paul P.
Olivia Plender
Stephen Prina
James Pyman
Tim Rollins And K.O.S.
David Salle
Maaike Schoorel
Hannah Starkey
Dirk Stewen
David Thorpe

Wolfgang Tillmans
Oscar Tuazon 
Donald Urquhart
Banks Violette
Rebecca Warren
Gillian Wearing
James Welling


Exhibition View Maureen Paley, Independent New York 2017
Courtesy of Independent New York
Photo: Etienne Frossard

Exhibition View Maureen Paley, Independent Brussels 2017
Courtesy of Independent
Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

Exhibition View Maureen Paley, Independent New York 2016
Courtesy Independent New York
Photo: Etienne Frossard