Kathryn Markel began her eponymous gallery in 1976 with the belief that contemporary art can be beautiful as well as visually and intellectually rigorous, and that acquiring it should be a source of pleasure and self-discovery. For almost 40 years, we have helped collectors find the art that speaks to them, and, therefore, exhibit a diverse group of artists united by hard-won craft, compelling intellectual framework, and a love of the art-making process.
Prior to opening her gallery, she worked as the primary travelling salesperson for Landfall Press, a lithographic workshop in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University and graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Illinois. She is also a member of Arttable,. and is the former Board Chairman of GlassRoots, a non-profit hot glass studio in Newark that teaches glassmaking to at risk youth.