Ambera Wellmann joins Hauser & Wirth in new “collective impact” initiative with Company Gallery.

Hauser & Wirth has announced representation of the New York–based artist Ambera Wellmann in a joint partnership with Company Gallery in New York City. This collaboration marks a new approach to artist representation, where the blue-chip gallery works with a smaller gallery to help uplift the artist with their combined strength and resources.

Born in 1982 in Nova Scotia, Wellmann is known for her technical mastery in oil painting, drawing inspiration from Renaissance and Baroque styles. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Cooper Union. Her work has been exhibited around the world, most recently at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy; Stavanger Art Museum in Norway; and ICA Boston.

“Ambera possesses a remarkable combination of skills—she is an astonishing technician, expert in the prerogatives and effects of art historical movements—which she deploys to create visual poetry that’s both magnetic and unsettling,” said Marc Payot, president at Hauser & Wirth. “She’s willing to untether herself and us from the familiar, to picture a more complete human experience of the body and beyond it to the province of the spirit…It’s an honor to join forces with an artist and a gallery who are each known for their courage and originality.”

This new representation model, part of Hauser & Wirth’s “collective impact” initiative, emphasizes collaboration between galleries of varying sizes. The model is focused on transparent and shared resources between galleries, aimed at cultivating a stronger gallery ecosystem—the first such collaboration, representing Somali-born painter Uman along with Nicola Vassell Gallery, was announced last month.

In January, Hauser & Wirth will feature Wellmann’s work at the tenth annual FOG Design + Art in San Francisco. Additionally, the gallery will host a solo exhibition for the artist in fall 2024 at the gallery’s SoHo space on Wooster Street. This will complement another exhibition held at Company Gallery nearby on Elizabeth Street.

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