Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30 and by appointment in the evening

Kenise Barnes Fine Art was founded in 1994 on the belief that art is essential.

We are a fine art gallery and art consulting firm that represents emerging and mid-career investment-quality artists. Our exhibition program includes over forty artists working in a variety of mediums. We organize more than twenty solo exhibitions and concept-driven group shows each year in our two spacious galleries. We collaborate with architects, design professionals, the hospitality industry and individuals to help build meaningful art collections.



Founded in 1994, the gallery has had three locations in beautiful Larchmont, New York. In 2013, after thirteen years in 1955 Palmer Avenue, we moved a short hop down the street to a newly renovated gallery space located at 1947 Palmer Avenue. Occupying 2600 square feet, we have two gallery rooms for exhibition programming, a project space, a private presentation room and a large on-site warehouse. 

Director and owner Kenise Barnes has degrees in Fine Art and in Women’s Studies. She gained early experience as the specialist in charge of contemporary art at Christie’s East. With more than 20 years experience in the arts, Kenise is a gallery director, independent curator, exhibition juror and art advisor.

Our client list includes New York University/Langone Medical Center, Bank of America Art Program, Pfizer Corporation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, Montefiore Medical Center, Citibank Art advisory, Vicente Wolf Associates, and numerous private collectors, architects and interior designers worldwide.

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Kenise Barnes

Professional Associations:

  • Larchmont Chamber of Commerce

  • Rye Arts Center, Exhibition Committee, Rye, NY (past term)

  • American Society of Interior Designers, Industry Partner (past term)

  • Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Board of Directors, Exhibition Committee (past term)

  • Rockland Center for Contemporary Art, Nyack, NY, Exhibition Committee Chair (past term)

  • Maria Farer Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, Founding Member Art Selection Committee (past term)

Additional Projects:

  • Juror:  Mamaroneck Artists Guild, small works exhibition

  • Juror: Curator: 50 at 50, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY, 2015

  • Juror: Landscapes: Wish You Were Here, The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, 2015

  • Juror: Small Works of Great Importance, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY, 2014

  • Juror: Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY, 2014

  • Juror: Katonah Artist Association Annual Exhibition, Katonah, NY, 2015

  • Curator: Structure and Improvisation, Contemporary Art Quilts by Nancy Crow, Rosalie Dace, Michael James and Paula Nadelstern, The Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY, Jan 21 - May 1, 2011

  • Curator:  Rites of Spring and Other Follies, Rockland Art Center, Nyack, NY, Mar - Apr 2011

  • Juror:  Made in New York,  Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, spring 2011

  • Curator: Sew New: Contemporary Art Quilts, Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, Nov – Dec 2010

  • Guest Speaker: Visual Art Seminar, Westchester Community College, 2010 and 2009

  • Curator: Local Growing Conditions, Westchester Arts Council, May 17 – Jul 22, 2008

  • Moderator: Local Working Conditions, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY, 2008

  • Portfolio review Career Day International Center for Photography, New York, NY, 2007

  • Moderator: Panel on Public Art, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, NY, 2006

  • Curator: Metro North, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2004

  • Juror: Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY, 2005

  • Curator: Color Theory, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2005