Petzel GalleryNew York
Friedrich Petzel is the founder of Petzel, a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York City’s Chelsea and Upper East Side neighborhoods. Founded in 1994, first opened on Wooster Street in Soho of New York City. Representing over 40 distinguished international artists working across a diverse range of media, genres, and artistic styles, Petzel also operates the joint exhibition space Capitain Petzel in Berlin in collaboration with Cologne’s Galerie Gisela Capitain. Petzel’s program is centered around an eclectic group of international contemporary artists, all of whom are critically acclaimed for their distinct creative processes.
In 2000, the gallery moved to W 22nd Street in Chelsea and in 2006 expanded to include a separate space next door dedicated to smaller exhibitions, artists’ projects, and performances. In 2012, Petzel expanded into a new larger location at W 18th Street, and in the spring of 2015, Petzel opened a second townhouse space on E 67th Street. In the Fall of 2022, Petzel opened a new 16,000-square-foot flagship location at 520 West 25th in the heart of Chelsea, where the gallery will continue to thrive in its commitment to cultivating a dynamic program dedicated to the innovation, diversity, and ambitions of each of its artists.