Valerie Hegarty + University of Michigan Exhibit

The University of Michigan enjoyed American Berserk in our Chelsea gallery space so much that the exhibit has been restaged at the University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities. The curators made an engaging video for the show based on a studio visit via Skype. Valerie Hegarty: “American Berserk” is on view in Ann Arbor through December 20. 


Gallery artist Jesse Krimes was just featured in an excellent segment on the PBS series Articulate with Jim Cotter.

Jesse Krimes' first solo gallery exhibition Marking Time in America - The Prison Works debuted in the gallery last year and received extensive critical praise.

His upcoming show of new sculptural works will open this October at Burning in Water in New York.

Valerie Hegarty in N+1


Thea Riofrancos' essay "Democracy Without the People" just appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of N + 1. The feature is accompanied by an image of this incredible work by gallery artist Valerie Hegarty.

Valerie Hegarty, George Washington with Branches (detail), 2016, canvas, wood, paper mache, wire and acrylic paint.

Jesse Krimes Awarded Right of Return fellowship

Congratulations are due to gallery artist Jesse Krimes. Jesse is one of the inaugural recipients of the Right of Return fellowship, which provides funding for artists who were formerly incarcerated. The fellowship program is funded by the Open Philanthropy Foundation and the Soze Agency. Jesse was also instrumental in the founding of the program and will serve as a board member and on-going advisor.

Jesse's solo exhibition, "Purgatory," was just featured at the Georgetown University Museum of Art. His next solo exhibition with the gallery, "Leviathan," will open in October.

Photo by Steve Weinik, courtesy of Mural Arts Philadephia

Bluets: Opening Reception March 10, 2017

"Bluets" opens Friday, March 10, featuring art by Annie Bielski, Lucy Bull, Cora Cohen, Eli Farahmand, Sadie Laska, Sofia Leiby, Rachel Eulena Williams and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with

Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 6 - 8 pm.

Burning in Water, 317 10th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Exploding Watermelons, Post-Trump Art and the Indigenous American Berserk

Exploding Watermelons, Post-Trump Art and the Indigenous American Berserk

Burning in Water is pleased to present a series of videos in conjunction with American Berserk, a solo exhibition of new work by the Brooklyn-based artist Valerie Hegarty. The videos feature a walk-through of the exhibition by the artist in dialogue with art historian Marisa Kayyem.