Sensei was established by Joseph Latimore in the Spring of 2006 with the intention of exhibiting the work of 50 new & emerging artists. A tiny storefront was acquired on NYC's Nolita/Chinatown border. And, in June 2006 the project launched with a series of seven, one-week exhibitions assembled by Lisa Kirk.

The programming would continue to feature one-week exhibitions throughout the end of 2006. And, in 2007, Sensei moved to a slightly larger storefront in the East Village where it would expand its presentation of works through a collaboration with Anthology Film Archives to include performance.

In February 2008, Sensei would complete its calendar of 50 artists with Harry Druzd's solo exhibition of paintings Chicks & Skulls. And, after a brief hiatus, Sensei resumed operations in 2009 through a series of pop-up exhibitions and art fairs.

In the Summer of 2013 Sensei launched a project, The Exchange Series in the cellar of The Little Fox Cafe in downtown Manhattan. The Sensei Exchange Series was curated by Remy Amezcua and featured exhibitions of work by WC Bevan, Aurora Pellizzi, Natalia Porter, Gabriella Alva, Njideka Akunyili, Doron Langberg, Sarah Anderson, Ben Brunnemer, Juana Valdes and Nick Doyle. In addition, the Exchange Series featured a photography forum with presentations by Craig Stokle and Azikiwe Mohammed.

On January 10, 2014 Sensei launched its new home - a 2,000 square foot loft with two exhibition spaces on Manhattan's Lower East Side with a selection of new paintings by resident artist, Francis Simeni.

Joseph Latimore

Gallery SENSEI
278 GRAND STREET, 2nd floor,
New York City, 10002 (btwn Eldridge and Forsyth street)
By appointment only.