Originally launched as Studio Gallery Center in 2015, Dominique Gallery is now a storefront and virtual gallery, arts incubator, and advisory. The storefront location in the West Adams neighborhood in Los Angeles has exhibited solo exhibitions by emerging artists from Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto as well as group shows featuring a wide range of artists with diverse artistic practices including original painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. The gallery was created out of a need to increase representation and opportunities for marginalized artists and is committed to diversity and representation, intentionally holding space for emerging artists of color and women.
It’s hard to be an artist. It’s even harder to be a black artist or female artist or queer artist or any other artist that the majority of public audiences aren’t used to seeing, understanding or valuing enough to invest in.
DOMINIQUE GALLERY respects these artists and serves as space where they can exist, be seen, and valued.
In addition to the storefront space, the gallery mainly conducts business through the biggest online art commerce platform, Artsy.net. On that platform, we have created multiple online exclusives and continue to load and share new inventory. We have lists of places to shop, and find black owned art businesses.
I am a Los Angeles-based arts consultant, writer, and the founder and director of Dominique Gallery, a hybrid storefront, online, and nomadic gallery formerly known as Studio Gallery Center (founded in my hometown of Los Angeles in 2015). Dominique Gallery is dedicated to emerging artists of color and women of all backgrounds offering gallery representation, artist development, and consultation, curatorial and editorial services in addition to art advisory.
With over 15 years of experience in artist management, I have drawn from my decade-long career in film and television production and management, while refocusing on visual arts which have seen a surge in interest, talent, and patronage particularly by artists and collectors of color. I first opened her doors to the public while 8 months pregnant with my youngest daughter and have long been inspired by the challenges and triumphs of artist parents and continue to amplify their work through special programs.
I am seeking a loan to renovate my long-standing storefront space, publish catalogs for past and current exhibitions, pay participation fees in upcoming art fairs and settle outstanding debts.
I can sustain the practices of local emerging artists by showing and selling their work and creating publications to archive and document the process for future generations to come. In doing so, I can restore the creative capital in marginalized communities and contribute to generational wealth-building while also cultivating seasoned and new art audiences and patrons.