GALLERY HISTORY

GALLERY HISTORY

LEO VILLAREAL, Coded Spectrum, 2012, Installation view: CONNERSMITH.

CONNERSMITH:  Founded in 1999 by directors Leigh Conner and Dr. Jamie Smith, CONNERSMITH specializes in Post-War and Contemporary Art. The Gallery is centrally located in the Logan Circle/Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, within blocks of the world’s largest museum, gallery and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution. 

 

CONNERSMITH maintains long-term representation of internationally influential artists. Presenting works in diverse media, we promote art that contributes to important art-historical movements, with particular focuses on innovations in color-field abstraction, figural realism and performance art. 

 

CONNERSMITH advances the careers of contemporary artists and extends the legacies of notable fine art estates by presenting curated Gallery exhibitions and international art fair expositions and by supporting Gallery artists’ participation in museum exhibitions and biennials.

 

CONNERSMITH leads in the discovery of new talent with emerging art initiatives including ACADEMY, the Gallery’s annual BFA/MFA invitational exhibition founded in 2001.