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

Art Market Productions
Jan 28, 2020 9:30PM

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.

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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

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