About Lesley Heller


Lesley Heller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in New York’s Lower East Side which primarily highlights the work of early and mid career process-based artists.

Lesley Heller opened her first gallery—The Workspace—in SoHo in 1994. The Workspace operated for ten years and featured curated group exhibitions by early and mid career artists. In January 2006 Heller moved to the Upper East Side and reopened as Lesley Heller Gallery in a brownstone on East 92nd street.  The gallery focused on presenting solo exhibitions in a residential salon style setting. In 2008 the gallery moved to 77th street where it operated for the next two years. 

In January 2010, the gallery relocated to the then-emerging Lower East Side gallery district and was renamed Lesley Heller Workspace. This change reflected the addition of guest-curated exhibitions to the program of solo shows, presented concurrently in separate spaces within the gallery. Lesley Heller Workspace operated with this program from its opening on the Lower East Side through the end of 2017. 




Visually impaired visitors should go to the bottom of the Artist Page for a link to a video of the artist discussing their work.  This is an ongoing project. We are adding new videos as they are completed.