Maureen Paley

Longstanding East London gallerist showing major international artists alongside the new and lesser known

In recent years many of East London’s cluster of commercial galleries have relocated to postcodes SE1 and W1, or disappeared altogether. But not longstanding resident Maureen Paley, whose gallery will be 30 years old next year. Continuing to represent a broad spectrum of international artists, the gallery’s more established lineup, which includes Turner Prize-winners Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing, and nominees Rebecca Warren and Liam Gillick, is balanced by shows of artists lesser known or less seen in London. 

This year the gallery hosted first exhibitions by structuralist LA filmmaker Morgan Fisher and New York artist and activist Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Other shows featured new paintings by Cologne-based Michael Krebber; an immersive installation by photographer Anne Hardy; and text and image works by established ‘walking’ artist Hamish Fulton.