A.I.R's first gallery on 97 Wooster Street, 1974.
Pictured from left to right: Rachel bas-Cohain, Joan Snitzer, Kazuko Miyamoto, Blythe Bohnen, unidentified, Daria Dorosh, Laurace James, unidentified, Dotty Attie, Anne Healy.

A.I.R. Gallery is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1972. It is an artist run organization and exhibition space that supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. A self-directed governing body, the organization is an alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants.

To learn more about our history, click here

Current Exhibitions

September 6 - October 6,  2019
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 - 8pm

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program

Each year, the A.I.R. Fellowship Program provides six emerging or underrepresented women-identified artists with their first solo exhibition in NYC. During a 12-month period, participants attend monthly professional development workshops, receive studio visits by art professionals, mentoring by an A.I.R. Gallery artist, and curatorial support from A.I.R. Staff. This curated program is designed to encourage new artistic practices and to increase dialogue within A.I.R. Gallery and the greater art community. Find out more about the Fellowship Program here.

 Learn more about other artist programs here

A Benefit honoring Stephanie Bernheim

On Monday, November 4, 2019, 6:00 P.M., A.I.R. Gallery invites you to join us for an intimate three-course dinner celebrating twenty-five years of our Fellowship Program and its founder, Stephanie Bernheim, a former A.I.R. Member. The Benefit will take place in the Soho Loft of Carrie Johnson, A.I.R. New York Member.

Your ticket includes cocktails, an artist-cooked three-course meal, artist-created placemats and napkins, as well as your chance to go home with a print by A.I.R. founding member Mary Beth Edelson, Death of Patriarchy / A.I.R. Anatomy Lesson, 1976.

Stephanie Bernheim established the A.I.R. Fellowship Program in 1993 to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists in the New York City region. Over the past twenty-five years, the Fellowship program has helped over 92 artists have their first solo exhibition in New York City. The program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. We hope you will help us to honor the program’s rich history and to move forward together to support even more artists in the years to come.

 Seating is very limited. To purchase your ticket for the dinner, CLICK HERE

Stephanie Bernheim is a New York-based contemporary artist whose work pushes common materials to unintended use–glass windows, oilcloth, Lutradur-garden row cover, discarded awnings, and simple mechanical devices: printers and camera phones. Her work has been presented in exhibitions at galleries and museums including Tricia Collin’s Grand Salon, Barbara Mathes Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, P.S.1 Museum in Long Island City, Franklin Furnace, Art Resources Transfer, Inc., The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Milwaukee Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, and The Princeton Museum. In 2017, Kara L. Rooney traced Bernheim’s career from 1978-2016, in the book Stephanie Bernheim: From Paint to Pixels. Stephanie Bernheim graduated from Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.) and New York University (M.A.) where she studied with Milton Resnick and Ad Reinhardt.