A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. As an artist-run organization, A.I.R. fosters involvement through multiple tiers of representation: New York, National, Adjunct, and Alumnae Artists. A self-directed governing body, the organization is alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants. Collaborations and partnerships with outside organizations and individuals ensure a platform informed by a diverse community and representative of broad views.

A.I.R. maintains a gallery space in Brooklyn, NY and exhibits the work of hundreds of women artists each year. In addition to public open calls: Generations, the Biennial, Currents, and the Postcard Show, A.I.R. hosts many events, lectures and symposia on feminism, art and much more. Our programs engage an audience across a broad spectrum of experiences while creating a lively discourse among artists. A.I.R.’s Fellowship Program For Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists provides a year-long career development intensive for six artists each year as well as life-long support and collaboration. Since 1972, when a group of visionary women artists opened the first gallery space at 97 Wooster Street in Soho, A.I.R. Gallery has been leading the way in championing women artists, increasing their visibility and the viability of their endeavors.

Founding Members

A Short History


Roxana Fabius, Executive Director
Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Associate Director and Director of Fellowship

Brittany Hayden
Meena Natarajan
Pasini Withanage
Carla Zurita

Stephanie Bernheim
Judith Brodsky
Kat Griefen
Mary Grigoriadis
Herbert Henryson
Lisa Kim
Rosinda Lardieri
Suzanne Lemakis
Florence Lynch
Dena Muller
Ferris Olin
Elke Solomon

Jessie Nebraska-Gifford