BRIAN PAUL CLAMP

Owner and Director, ClampArt

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists.  Brian opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that he served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his own gallery space, Brian has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios at dozens of events over many years. He is the author of many publications on American art to date, and also occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, Brian can also provide advice and direction in terms of promoting projects. In exceptional cases, ClampArt is able to offer exhibition opportunities to artists.


He is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All types of imagery are welcome—from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. However, he is not interested in reviewing commercial work intended for stock or advertising.