7 FULLING LANE, KENT, CT 06757
Kenise Barnes, Director
860 592 0220
Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12 - 4:00 and by appointment
SALES and CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Lani Holloway, Associate Director
860 560 3085
hours: Tuesday - Saturday
PO Box 356, Kent, CT 06757
Because Art is Essential
Since 1994 Kenise Barnes Fine Art has focused on unique and exceptional contemporary art. The gallery represents more than 50 emerging and mid-career artists. Our thoughtfully curated solo and group exhibitions change every six weeks. We offer a carefully chosen selection of paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and provide consulting services and collecting advice for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. Additionally, the gallery maintains a large inventory of quality artwork in our on-site warehouse. We are adept at developing site-specific, public and corporate projects. As a professional art consulting firm, we also source work from our wide network of artist’s studios, galleries, and auction houses. We work extensively with architects, interior designers, art advisors and homeowners to find the perfect fit whether it is an entire collection or one special piece.
Kenise Barnes Fine Art opened in 1994 in Larchmont, NY and in May 2019 added a second location in the stunning Kent Barns complex in Kent, CT. In Spring 2021 the gallery closed the Larchmont location and expanded its presence in Kent by annexing a second building and is now doing business in our two barns in the beautiful Litchfield Hills and on our internet platforms (KBFA.com and 1st Dibs.com).
Please know that although we are not seeking new artists, the director reviews submissions on a rolling basis. Email a website link to Kenise@kbfa.com with the subject line "artist submission". If we are interested in arranging a studio visit, a staff member will be in touch.
Kenise Barnes, DirectorTues., Wed. & Saturday
Kenise Barnes founded her business in 1994 on the belief that art is essential. Initally conceived as an art consulting service the business model quicly evolved to include gallery space in Larchmont, NY. The Larchmont gallery and consulting firm has since expanded three times and now occupies more that 1200 sq. ft. and maintains an extensive on-site warehouse. In 2019 she and her team opened a second gallery in Kent, CT. Barnes gained early experience at Christie's East, NYC as the Specialist is Charge of Contemporary Art and has degrees in Fine Art and Women's Studies. Kenise is an experienced exhibitions curator and frequently serves as a juror, public speaker and educator.
Lani Holloway, Associate Directorworking remotely from Portland, ME
Born in Hong Kong, Lani Holloway is a world traveler and art lover. She earned a degree in Art History at State University of New York at Purchase. She has experience in many facets of the art world, including working at The Katonah Museum, Phillips auction house and as a freelance artists’ assistant. Holloway joined Kenise Barnes Fine Art in 2014 as the general manager, artist liaison and in-house problem solver. In her capacity at the gallery she has gained experience with collector services, exhibition curating and sales. She was appointed Associate Director of the Larchmont gallery in April 2019.
Scribble, The Gallery Dog
Greeter, brand ambassador and happiness maker (follow her on Instagram)!
Jack Straw, The Gallery Pupworking remotely from Portland, ME
Scribble's second-in-command, our mischievous but very professional and friendly part-time employee.