Victoria Miro first opened her gallery in Cork Street, Mayfair in 1985. The gallery quickly earned acclaim for showing the work of established and emerging artists from the USA, Europe and Asia, and for nurturing the careers of young artists from the UK. In 2000 Victoria Miro relocated to a former furniture factory situated between Hoxton and Islington in northeast London. With exhibition spaces on two floors, the gallery is unique in London for having its own beautifully landscaped water garden, overlooking a restored stretch of the Regent's Canal, which has been used to great effect for installations by artists such as Yayoi Kusama. In October 2006 the gallery expanded further by opening a second exhibition and viewing space in an adjoining building on Wharf Road. Three decades after opening her first gallery in Cork Street, Victoria Miro returns to Mayfair to open a third space this October. The new gallery will occupy the ground floor of a prominent corner site intersected by St George and Maddox Streets, directly behind Sotheby's in Bond Street.
The gallery represents 35 artists and has had two winners of the Turner Prize: Chris Ofili, who won the prize in 1998, and the 2003 winner, Grayson Perry, as well as three Turner Prize nominees: Peter Doig, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Isaac Julien. The gallery works with established US artists including Doug Aitken and William Eggleston and British figures such as Alex Hartley and Stephen Willats. It represents the estates of artists including the American painter Alice Neel and photographer Francesca Woodman. The gallery's strong line up of painters includes: Hernan Bas, Jules de Balincourt, Varda Caivano, Verne Dawson, Inka Essenhigh, BBarnaby Furnas, NS Harsha, David Harrison, Chantal Joffe, John Kørner, Udomsak Krisanamis, Jacco Olivier, Tal R and Suling Wang. The gallery has nurtured some of the best emerging British talent of recent years including Idris Khan and Conrad Shawcross and younger international artists such as Christian Holstad and Maria Nepomuceno who are recognised for their innovative approaches to sculptural practice.
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