Leila Heller Gallery (formerly LTMH Gallery) located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district, promotes a cutting edge program of international contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery has gained recognition for fostering the careers of artists working across a multitude of disciplines and mediums, helping to establish them among the leading contemporary artists internationally.
The gallery presents a dynamic exhibition schedule, actively engaging world renowned curators, hosting educational panels and producing catalogues with scholarly essays. The Gallery also participates in major international art fairs each year and stages offsite projects as a continuation of the program. Gallery artists have consistently participated in major international exhibitions and biennials, and are included in important institutional collections worldwide.
The gallery has gained worldwide recognition for being a pioneer in promoting contemporary Middle Eastern artists. This specialization has positioned the gallery well within the burgeoning Iranian, Turkish and Middle Eastern art market. Most importantly, it is the gallery's mission to establish contemporary Middle Eastern art within a larger cultural and Art Historical context.
The gallery remains dedicated to promoting the careers of its artists, and is ambitious in growing its program. In addition to its roster of contemporary artists, the gallery is also active in the American, European and Middle Eastern secondary art markets.
With all of the gallery’s activities, it remains committed to fostering long-lasting bonds within the global art world through its professionalism and innovative vision.
Leila Heller Gallery artists have been included in leading national and international museums and institutions, such as The New Museum, New York; the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Asia Art Society, New York; the Farjam Collection, Dubai; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; Domus Atrium Museum, Salamanca Spain; Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey; Petacha Tikva Museum of Art, Israel; Hiroshima Contemporary Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.
After being based for 29 years on the Upper East Side, in 2011 the gallery moved to a 3,500 square foot ground floor space in the Chelsea gallery district, at 568 West 25th Street at the corner of 11th Avenue. The move to the new Chelsea location, designed by award-winning architect firm Hariri & Hariri, has allowed for an expansion of the gallery's internationally recognized artist roster as well as for larger, museum quality exhibitions. The gallery also maintains a rigorous art fair schedule, participating in fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Istanbul.