Andrew Jensen opened the gallery in New Zealand in 1988 and over the course of more than thirty years it has set itself aside in terms of its seamless presentation of international work alongside the most considered practices from the region. In early 2011 the gallery expanded to Australia opening a second site in Sydney.
Presenting exhibitions by major artists such as Imi Knoebel, Fred Sandback, Tony Oursler, Helmut Federle, Günter Umberg, James Casebere, Winston Roeth, Jacqueline Humphries, Elisabeth Vary and Callum Innes altered and enriched the “local” conditions.
It provided the basis for an increasingly expansive approach which has seen the curated aspect of the gallery grow. There have been numerous notable projects including E=MC2 (Sandback, Umberg, Innes), Naked, The Architecture of Colour, Six Degrees of Separation, Points of Orientation, Detox, Melancholia, The Authority of Death, Farben, Saturation, There’s Joy in Repetition, Pink and most recently Portrait without a Face. These projects introduced the work artists such as Eric Fischl, John McLaughlin, Agnes Martin, Joseph Albers, Karin Sander, Thomas Ruff, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Ryman, Gabriel de la Mora and Spencer Finch.
The gallery has since gone on to add further artists from abroad including Jan Albers (Ger), Erin Lawlor (UK) and Jane Bustin (UK) and to deepen its commitment to its Australasian artists which include the celebrated painters Aida Tomescu, Tomislav Nikolic, Judith Wright and Geoff Thornley as well as a newer generation of artists including Coen Young, Matthew Allen and Ceara Metlikovec.
2020 will yet again see the continued expansion of the galleries program. We are honoured to begin the year by presenting the work of the late Lawrence Carroll (USA), Born to Australian/American parents Lawrence was to have traveled to Australia and New Zealand in early 2020. It is with great sadness that we will now be making this presentation without Lawrence, but his extraordinary paintings will be shown to a largely new Australasian audience, one that should be made aware of his considerable international achievements.
The year will also introduce solo exhibitions by Hanns Kunitzberger (AUT), Aiko Robinson (NZ/JPN) Liat Yossifor (USA), Gideon Rubin (UK) and Sofie Muller (BEL)
The curated project Permafrost will also introduce the paintings of Kemal Seyhan (TUR), and the photographs of Boomoon (KOR), alongside gallery artists.
Fox Jensen, Sydney and Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland are run in close partnership with its artists by Andrew Jensen, Emma Fox and Sarah McCrory.
It participates annually in Art Basel Hong Kong, Auckland Art Fair and Sydney Contemporary whilst remaining committed to its gallery program.