"Artware Editions invokes the sensibility of the first artist's store, that is Marian Goodman's Multiples, because they know artist's don't think of objects as designers do."
Our office is based in NYC and we're available Mon - Fri, 10-6, to answers any questions. Worldwide and local shipping is available.
270 Bowery, 2nd floor (between Prince & Houston)
New York, New York 10012
t 212 463 7490
Jon Tomlinson, Co-founder:
Since 2006, Artware Editions has been committed to featuring functional objects by visual artists. Considered "a leading company in this niche but growing sector" (Financial Times Weekender), the gallery has been featured in The New York Times more than twenty times, as well as other leading fashion, art and shelter magazines like Elle Decor, W, Architectural Digest and Art & Auction. In 2011, the gallery outgrew its space in the West Village and expanded to its current location in New York City on Bowery across from the New Museum and the Lower East Side galleries.
Artware's philosophy is that artists ask questions and designers resolve them. It is this distinct approach to object-making that allows for a free and creative environment for the artists with whom we collaborate. Though the objects we feature come in a wide range of media they all share two common criteria: utility, and a strong visual and conceptual connection to the artists' larger bodies of work.
Artware works directly with established and emerging international artists to create an exclusive line of editions. The gallery also collaborates with other producers in the marketplace to provide a curated and thorough inventory of the best artist-designed functional work both new and historical. Two such partnerships, with The Estate of Sol LeWitt and the Yves Klein Estate, make available throughout the world the important coffee tables designed by these two seminal 20th Century artists, as well as the hand-painted maoilica dinnerware and tiles by LeWitt.
Artware participates regularly in art fairs like The Armory Show, NYC, and the PULSE fairs in Miami and NYC.
After receiving her MA from The University of Chicago in art history and philosophy, Rebecca Kong was Director at Alan Koppel Gallery (Chicago) and then Donald Young Gallery (Chicago) where she worked with artists like Josiah McElheny, Martin Puryear and James Welling, and published on the work of Rodney Graham. She then moved to New York City where she was the first Director at Peter Freeman, Inc. prior to opening Artware Editions.
Jon Tomlinson has a diverse background in the arts ranging from owning his own gallery in New York City to working at the largest youth center in the country overseeing an arts/literacy program pairing artists with inner city youth to create photography exhibitions. Prior to moving to New York City, Jon owned Flipside Arts in San Francisco, which specialized in collaborating with mostly Bay Area artists to create functional objects, thus beginning his fascination in the field. He returned to this interest as Director of A/D Gallery in New York City before opening Artware Editions with Rebecca Kong. He has a BA in English literature and philosophy after studying at Michigan State University and Roehampton Institute in London.