Founded in 2003, the gallery originally focused on exhibiting emerging artists, providing them with a professional framework within which to develop. In December 2008 the gallery expanded and refurbished its space on Upper Street. In October 2010 the name changed to James Freeman Gallery.
James Freeman Gallery exhibits contemporary painting, photography and sculpture by young artists from Europe and Asia.
Our exhibition schedule presents a combination of curated group shows and solo exhibitions with both represented and invited artists. The focus is on presenting artists who articulate original thinking and art-historical awareness with technical and aesthetic power. We work very closely with our core stable of artists, and take an active role in helping them achieve long-term growth and success.
Alongside the gallery programme, we exhibit at fairs in both the UK and Asia, and work with a network of galleries, curators, and collectors to create profile-building opportunities for our artists at international level. In this respect, we have a particular focus on Asia, helping our artists to establish a presence for themselves in the important art economies of tomorrow.
Part of the gallery’s activity also includes discovering and nurturing artists at an early stage of their career, and providing them with a professional framework within which to develop and become established within the market. The gallery has a track record of identifying emerging talent that other galleries have shied away from, but who have then gone on to establish themselves and develop a strong market following.