Ward-Nasse Gallery

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Ward-Nasse Gallery
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Established 1970 (1970)[1]

178 Prince Street
(SoHo/Lower Manhattan)

New York, NY 10012 United States
Type Art

Harry Nasse

Harry Nasse
Website Ward-Nasse Art Gallery

The Ward-Nasse Gallery is a nonprofit, artist-administered, art gallery space for visual, spoken and performing artists in New York City.[2]


The Ward-Nasse Gallery, founded by Harry Nasse, first opened as a commercial art gallery in Boston during the early sixties.[1] When Harry Nasse moved to New York in 1970, he switched to artist-run cooperative status for the gallery. All modes of contemporary art are exhibited, from traditionally executed works to more experimental art forms. Artists from across the country share walls with artists from Europe, Asia and South America.


Ward-Nasse Gallery Entrance

Because Ward-Nasse Art Gallery presents mostly group exhibitions, for the more than 40 years of operation the full list of artists who have exhibited is quite extensive, and numbers in the thousands. Some New York City artists who have started their careers or who continue to exhibit at Ward-Nasse are: Laurie Anderson, performance artist; Jessica Diamond and Mark Dion, both represented by the American Fine Arts Co.; Paul Laffoley, represented by the Kent Gallery; Daniel Ouellette, represented by the Alexander Gallery; Harvey Quatman, represented by the McKee Gallery; Nicholas Arbatsky, exhibited at Artist's Space and the John Baer Gallery; Amy Ernst, exhibited at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery; and John Miller, represented by Metro Pictures; John Marshall, Perry Hoberman, Harris Barron, Horst Liepolt, Amanda Fraser, Anthony Coffey, Olan Montgomery, Petr Šálek and many more.[3]


  1. ^ a b C. Dubois, Peter (Nov 27, 2000), "Art Democracy - Artist-run co-ops are good for everyone but the snooty establishment", Barron's, p. 8 
  2. ^ Art in America: Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists 2011-2012 (Art in America Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists, 2011-2012) (Paperback)
  3. ^ Nasse, Harry (August 1994), "Ethics, Vanity and The Artist-Run Gallery", Art Times, p. 13 

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Coordinates: 40°43′34.28″N 74°0′7.35″W / 40.7261889°N 74.0020417°W / 40.7261889; -74.0020417