Since its opening in 1994, the Duane Reed Gallery has represented and exhibited nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the fields of painting, photography, and sculpture. This program itself has been committed to showcasing innovative, established and emerging artists working both figuratively and abstractly in a variety of mediums that also include ceramics and glass. Works of gallery artists can be found in major public and private collections that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, The Museum of Arts and Design, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Carnegie Museum, Philadelphia Museum, LA County Museum, Victoria and Albert, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, to name a few.
Producing approximately 15 exhibitions a year in our St. Louis location, the gallery has also participated in numerous art fairs since 1994 that include Art Palm Beach, Houston Fine Art Fair, Art Miami, SOFA (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art) fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami and Santa Fe, FLOW Miami, Palm Springs International Art Show and the Dallas International Art Fair.
The Duane Reed Gallery has become a valuable resource for collectors, consultants, artists, museums, and curators. We are available to assist in a variety of areas including the development of collections, acquisition of artwork, and consultation for corporate and public spaces. The gallery has played a key role in the selection and placement of works in many corporate and public collections around the world and strives to introduce innovative emerging artists to collectors and arts organizations.
Situated in a 4,400 sq. ft. space in the active Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, the gallery plays an ongoing role in a vibrant arts community.
opened the gallery in his name in 1994 where he has exhibited and represented successful contemporary artists such as Michael Eastman, Jun Kaneko, Joseph Piccillo, Albert Paley, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly and Rudy Autio. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the art world and is nationally regarded in multi-media art. Reed possesses a passionate commitment to the representation of national and international artists with special attention to introducing innovative artists working in ceramics, glass and fiber. Exemplary of his expertise, Duane has curated over 300 exhibitions both at his gallery as well as others and has lectured on a variety of art topics and includes memberships with the Renwick Gallery Caucus, The Mint Museum's Founders' Circle, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis and AIDA (Association of Israeli Decorative Arts). He is a former trustee of the American Craft Council and currently serves on the national boards of The Watershed Ceramic Center and the Creative Glass Center of America.
is a 2013 graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, and holds a BA in studio art. He has been with the gallery since August 2015. Possessing a life long passion for the arts, Ethan is involved in all aspects of the gallery operation including key online platform management, art fair construction and supervision as well as curatorial responsibilities related to the gallery exhibition schedule and design.
is a 2015 graduate of Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa, and hold a BA in studio art. After spending six years in Brooklyn, NY working in museum security, textile production, and toy and gift sales, they moved to St. Louis in 2020 for a residency at Craft Alliance and began working with the gallery shortly after. They are responsible for Customer Relationship Management, Website Development, and Press & Publications.
is a 2010 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and holds a BA degree in Neuroscience and East Asian Studies. Michelle has been a community volunteer for such organizations as MySLART.org, Blooming Artists Project, WallBall for Artscope as well as the Korean American Scholarship Foundation. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Arts As Healing Foundation of St. Louis.
Images courtesy of Vicki Friedman