Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery opens first U.S. location in West Palm Beach.
Sara Berman, Installation view of “No Visible Means of Support” at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, 2023. Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.
This week, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, founded in London in 2012, opened its fourth gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida, marking its first permanent location in the U.S. The 3,000-square-foot gallery space is located in the city’s emerging Cultural Quarter.
The gallery’s inaugural exhibition will feature new work from London-based artist Sara Berman. Her show, “No Visible Means of Support,” on view through December 2nd, explores the societal expectations imposed on women and features emotional and vibrant paintings characterized by her signature diamond-shaped pattern.
In addition to the exhibition spaces, the new gallery includes a club room and a dining room designed for hosting special events and dinners. Founder Kristin Hjellegjerde said that West Palm Beach “felt a natural choice to us when we started to consider opening a gallery in the U.S.” She noted the burgeoning local art community as the most important factor, which “strongly encouraged us and helped us logistically.” “I am also very proud to be part of the emerging Cultural Quarter, where we are located on Florida Avenue within walking distance of the Norton Museum of Art,” she said.
Kristin Hjellegjerde currently operates three permanent locations outside the U.S., two in London and one in Berlin. Additionally, the gallery has hosted annual summer presentations in Nevlunghavn, Norway since June 2020, and several summer shows in an 18th-century German castle outside of Berlin.