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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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)
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