STUDIO GALLERY is Washington DC's oldest and most successful cooperative gallery. It features contemporary art in a wide variety of media by emerging and established artists. The Gallery was founded in 1956 by artist Jenny Lea Knight, whose work is in The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Philips Collection, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
STUDIO GALLERY is housed in an elegant town house located near DuPont Circle and Washington’s Embassy Row. The Gallery includes over 2300 square feet of exhibition space on two light-filled floors and a rear sculpture garden. Among the Gallery’s close neighbors are The Phillips Collection, Hillyer Art Space, Cosmos Club and over 30 embassies.
Artist-owned STUDIO GALLERY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that not only showcases artworks by members. It also holds special exhibitions by invited guest artists and guest curators. The Gallery additionally conducts community outreach programs, and other charitable activities, all open to the public free of charge.
More than two thousand artists have exhibited work in STUDIO GALLERY including locally, nationally and internationally recognized artists as well as artists emerging onto the DC art scene. As an active participant in DuPont Circle arts events, the Gallery is active in area arts celebrations, performances, and lectures. This continues the Gallery's focus on being a vibrant part of the community through outreach, teaching, internships, and public art exhibitions.
In 2014, STUDIO GALLERY began its 50th Anniversary celebrations with events featuring the works of Jenny Lea Knight. In 2016, the Gallery continues its celebrations with a series of Artist and Critic Discussion Panels, Book Readings, and other special events.