Art on Paper Returning for an Anticipated Sixth EditionWith 95 Top Galleries and Public Projects

Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 this March 5 — 8, with ninety-five galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper's medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established it as an important destination for the arts in New York City. Art on Paper demonstrates the diversity of its medium with signifiant projects exploring, expanding, and re-imaging what a work on paper can be.

Art Market Productions
Jan 28, 2020 4:30pm
Image courtesy Art on Paper

Image courtesy Art on Paper

Special Installations & Focus Sections

Art on Paper’s public projects will return in 2020 with large-scale installations that push the boundaries of work on paper. The FLATFILES focus section highlights independent print dealers and publishers from across the country.
Maser | Presented by Tandem Press
Postage/storage tubes are the building blocks for this installation. Maser will create a 3d immerse space for the attendees of the art fair with a variety of different sized tubes (that will have his artwork pattern applied to them). Whoever buys a work at the art fair will get their piece shipped to them within a tube that has come from the installation. This will give the installation another purpose and with all hope leave no trace. Everyone is accountable and a collective community is created. A numbering system will be in place to put each element in its right location, this numbering system can them be the number of the edition, just like a fine art limited art piece on paper.
Maser is an artist originally from Ireland, now living in the USA. As early as 1995 under the moniker ‘Maser’, he began painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin, where he soon earned the respect of other graffiti artists in Ireland and throughout Europe for his unique abstracted style. After studying Visual Communication at Art School in his home city, he went on to establish himself as one of Ireland’s leading visual artist working in the urban environment.
Edgar Heap of Birds | Presented by GalleryFritz
Artworks of Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds address Native American history and settler colonialism. Coming from Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the artist has been producing text-based conceptual and often public art messages in multiple medias for three decades. Heap of Birds advocates for indigenous communities worldwide as well as for personal freedom to live within a tribal circle as an expressive individual.
The artists’ works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of America Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; Denver Art Museum, CO; Museum of Contemporary Native America Art, Santa Fe, NM; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL; the Belkin Gallery at the University at the University of British Columbia, Canada; and Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Recent collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; British Museum, London; Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; Anchorage Museum, AK; and the Library of Congress.
Karen Margolis, Scorched | Presented by K. Imperial Fine Art
Symbolizing more than the exterior world, or the implicit promise of providing direction, maps symbolize our inner journeys, our hopes, our dreams and even our states of mind. Working with maps of cities throughout the world, I explore the changing landscape of both our physical world and our internal worlds through the arbitrariness of loss and destruction and penetrate deep under the surface to locate regeneration. My process involves elimination and accumulation. I enhance their colors to amplify the maps’ beauty and trace over roadways to augment their intrinsic structure and utility. Then, using a soldering iron, paradoxically, as my drawing tool, I burn holes into the maps and excise discs. Obliterating cities and other geographic data, the holes produce location displacements, subverting their ability to communicate coherent information. But, as maps are layered on top of each other, passages emerge into new territories and interrupted routes find new connections. Possibilities open for something new to be generated from what was lost.
I include in this installation hybrid sculptures in process of unraveling and collapsing. These constructions are intended as physical embodiments of the chaos inside our heads, each one residing within a paradox of bravado and uncertainty. Working with memory, location and dislocations, I convert discordant, tangled feelings into dense networks of wire embedded with maps, thread, discarded and found materials. My approach is both studied and improvised, organizing chaos and unifying fragmentation into fluid, yet compressed space. The constructions serve as a way to connect with the nature inside all of us.


Art on Paper welcomes the return of partnerships with Brooklyn Museum, The Lower Eastside Girls Club, The Ace Hotel, and The Wall Street Journal. New and returning cultural partners including the Whitney Contemporaries, ArtTable, The Cultivist, Performa, The Drawing Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Guggenheim.

2020 Exhibitors

3walls Brooklyn Stockholm | New York
AC Contemporary Art Buenos Aires
Addison Rowe Gallery Santa Fe
Alida Anderson Art Projects Washington, D.C.
Alpha 137 Gallery New York
AroundSpace Gallery Shanghai
Art Bond New York
Art Mora New Jersey | Seoul | Phnom Penh
Aspinwall Editions New York
Axiom Contemporary Santa Monica
Beaux-arts des Amériques Montréal
BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
Black Diamond Gallery Brooklyn
C.G. Boerner New York | Dusseldorf
Central Booking Brooklyn
Center Street Studio Milton Village, MA
Childs Gallery Boston
Danese/Corey New York
David Lusk Gallery Memphis | Nashville
Dieu Donné Brooklyn
Dolan/Maxwell Philadelphia
Donghwa Odé Gallery Engelwood Cliffs, NJ
Eckert Fine Art Kent, CT
Electric Works San Francisco
Ellen Miller Gallery Boston
Ellipsis Art New York
Emmanuelle G. Contemporary Art Greenwich F.L.
Braswell Fine Art Chicago
Forum Gallery New York
frosch&portmann New York
Galerie PICI New York | Seoul
galleryFRITZ Santa Fe
Gallery G-77 Kyoto
Gallery Jones Vancouver
Garvey | Simon New York
Gary Lichtenstein Editions Jersey City
Gold/scopophilia* Montclair, NJ
Hathaway Gallery Atlanta
Heather Gaudio Fine Art New Canaan, CT
The Heliotrope Foundation Brooklyn
hpgrp gallery New York | Tokyo
Janknegt Gallery Laren, Netherlands
Jerald Melberg Gallery Charlotte, NC
JVS Project Space New York
K. Imperial Fine Art San Francisco
Katharina Rich Perlow Fine Arts New York
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts New York
LewAllen Galleries Santa Fe
Forrest Moses Santa Fe
Lower Eastside Girls Club New York
M Contemporary Art Ferndale
Manifold Editions London
Michele Mariaud Gallery New York
Muriel Guépin Gallery New York
Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York
Nil Gallery Paris
Opera Gallery Editions New York
Pan American Art Projects Miami
Paradigm Gallery + Studio Philadelphia
Pigment Gallery Barcelona
QingYunGe Gallery Changzhou
Rebecca Hossack Gallery London
Richard Levy Gallery Albuquerque
Richard Norton Gallery Chicago
RoFa Projects Potomac, MD
SEIZAN Gallery New York
Spanierman Modern Miami Beach
STOA Gallery Malaga, Spain
Stoney Road Press Dublin
Sugarlift New York
TAG Fine Arts London
Tamarind Institute Albuquerque
Tandem Press Madison, WI
The Tolman Collection New York
Uprise Art New York
Upsilon Gallery New York
Upstream Gallery Hastings on Hudson, NY
Vellum Projects Brooklyn
Verne Collection Cleveland, OH
Vertu Fine Art Boca Raton, FL
Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art New York
Vincent Vallarino Fine Art New York
Walter Wickiser Gallery New York
William Shearburn Gallery St. Louis, MO
Wook + Lattuada Gallery New York