Betsy Senior and Laurence Shopmaker established Senior & Shopmaker Gallery in 2000. The gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art, with a special emphasis on works on paper by major American and European artists. The gallery also maintains an extensive inventory of prints selected from fine art publishers across the country and secondary market sources. After ten years on Madison Square Park, the gallery began a new decade in Chelsea at 210 Eleventh Avenue.
The exhibition program includes one-person shows by gallery artists such as Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Vera Molnar, Thomas Nozkowski, Edda Renouf and William Wegman, as well as thematic exhibitions that illustrate correspondences in the works of established 20th and 21st century artists. Prints are a vital component of the gallery’s exhibition program and are frequently incorporated with works in other media to underline their stature and importance in artists’ creative endeavors. Exhibitions have received critical review in such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Art in America, ArtNews, ArtForum,
Art on Paper, and other trade publications, and works from the gallery have been placed with such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library & Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and others.
Betsy Senior earned her B.A. in Art History at Stanford University, and opened Betsy Senior Gallery in Soho in 1989 before founding Senior & Shopmaker, Inc. in 2000 with Laurence Shopmaker. She serves on the board of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). Other professional affiliations include the National Advisory Council of the Tang Museum, Skidmore College; the Advisory Committee for the Madison Square Park Art Program; ArtTable, a national organization for women in the arts; and together with Laurence Shopmaker, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). She served for 12 years on the Board of Governors of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.
Laurence Shopmaker has more than thirty years of fine art, curatorial, and business experience. Early in his career, he was the recipient of both Helena Rubinstein and Rockefeller Fellowships at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. From 1979 to 1984, he served as Assistant Director of the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY, and over the past twenty years he has held senior positions at Zabriskie Gallery, Max Protetch Gallery, and Barbara Mathes Gallery, where he developed his expertise in 20th Century Modern and Contemporary art. He served as an Officer on the board of the Art Dealer's Association of America (ADAA) from 2012-2015.
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