The SVA Chelsea Gallery is SVA's premier exhibition facility. Located in Chelsea on the 15th floor of the landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building, it comprises four state-of-the-art galleries and a large terrace with a commanding view of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. Staffed by six full-time professionals, the SVA Chelsea Gallery offers select students the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the same environment as some of the country's leading artists—a number of whom have exhibited there as well.
Since the SVA Chelsea Gallery moved from 137 Wooster Street in Soho (where it was known as the Visual Arts Gallery) to its present location in 2004, it has exhibited works by renowned SVA alumni such as Renee Cox, Inka Essenhigh, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Lazzarini, Sol Lewitt, Vera Lutter, Elizabeth Peyton, Alexis Rockman, Collier Schorr, Lorna Simpson and Sara Sze. Works by Richard Avedon, Milton Glaser, Anish Kapoor, Stefan Sagmeister and Sebastiao Salgado have also been exhibited at the SVA Chelsea Gallery.
SVA students of every discipline derive great educational benefit from being able to study the work of celebrated artists, hear them speak at lectures, or even get the chance to meet them in person—all right here at the College.