Spotlight on: Bryce Wolkowitz

Bryce Wolkowitz is the Owner and Director of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York City. Since its founding in 2002, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery has made a major commitment to representing artists who are exploring the intersection of art and technology. The gallery's dedication to supporting an array of innovative practices has been the catalyst for the expansion of its program to include painting and sculpture.

Bryce Wolkowitz has worked in all facets of the art world. He acquired institutional experience working at the Guggenheim Museum in New York alongside Senior Curator of Film and Video Art, John Hanhardt, and was responsible for reconstructing the Robert Capa archive alongside Chief Curator, Miles Barthe, at the International Center of Photography. Bryce received much of his technical training as a Specialist in the Photographs department at Christie’s Auction House, and has worked with such highly respected dealers as James Danziger and Edwynn Houk. Over the last twenty-five years he has supervised the curatorial direction and management of his family’s extensive photography collection, which is widely recognized as one of the finest collections in the United States.

Name: Bryce Wolkowitz
Instagram - @brycewolkowitz

Company: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Chelsea

Role: Founder

What neighborhood you hail from:Upper West Side, New York, NY

When did you know you wanted to open a gallery?

I’ve always been interested in the arts with photography being an obvious passion from a very young age. I studied the history of photography at Vassar for my undergrad and later photography and practical art making through ICP and NYU for my masters. After 5 years at Christie’s it became clear that I wanted to open a gallery with a photography and video art focus.

What is the first artwork you remember seeing?

An Andy Warhol Marilyn my parents owned.

Favorite NYC restaurant for dinner?

As a creature of habit, I’ve always enjoyed Elio’s on the Upper East Side. Their baked clams and chicken parmesan have been a favorite since I was little.

In your years of experience dealing art, what would you say is the most notable change in the art world over the past 15 years?

I would say the internet — the ability to dispense and share info across the globe has added another element to the business of art that in decades past wasn’t at the disposal of the dealer. Secondly, I would also say the proliferation of the art fairs and enormity of business conducted at them — we do an upwards of seven to eight fairs a year.