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FOLEY brings together fine line and obsessive precision in the disciplines of drawing, cut paper, painting, and photography.

Michael Foley opened Foley Gallery in the fall of 2004 after several years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Yancey Richardson Gallery.



Although Foley Gallery is no longer accepting submissions, we have an initiative for photographers that includes portfolio and career development options:  The Photo Community and his weekly column The Photographers Report


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Foley Gallery
59 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002




Open Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 5:30,

Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00

Closed Monday - Tuesday

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Michael Foley

Michael Foley


Michael Foley was born in Delaware and grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.  He opened his gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries, including Fraenkel, Howard Greenberg, and Yancey Richardson.

Art and photography have been a passion since his high school days as a staff yearbook photographer.  His personal art-making practice is equally inspired by collage, cut paper, and painting.  In 2006, he brought artists within these disciplines to the list of exhibiting gallery artists. 

Foley went on to co-found The Exhibition Lab in the fall of 2009.  He is the founder of The Photo Community, which regularly offers workshops and critiques for photographers.  He gives guidance to fine art photographers in his weekly newsletter, The Photographer's Report on Substack.


Foley continues his interest in educating by serving on the School of Visual Arts faculty and the International Center of Photography, where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography.

Samantha Jensen

Samantha Jensen

Bookstore Manager / Gallery Assistant

Sam is a lens-based artist, living in Brooklyn and working predominantly in photographic collage. After growing up in the Bay Area, she received a BA in Art History and a minor in Studio Art from NYU. 


She has been a part of group exhibitions at Atlantic Gallery, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Kay Daugherty Gallery, the Ely Center, Aplomb Gallery, and the Bedminster Center for Contemporary Art. In 2022, she recieved the New Futures Artist Award at the Other Art Fair Brooklyn.

Natasha Lehner

Natasha Lehner

Special Projects

Natasha is photographer from Pound Ridge, New York that has spent much of her career photographing the American south. Upon graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Natasha has worked alongside photographers such as Alec Soth, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. Natasha is greatly invested in education within the arts and community engagement.

Sherri Littlefield

Sherri Littlefield

Special Projects

Sherri is a curator interested in data, collaborative projects and using contemporary art toward social good.  


She was the director of Foley Gallery from 2016-2019, and was briefly the Interim Director of ClampArt in 2020. Projects curated by Littlefield have been featured at Affordble Art Fair, PULSE Art Fair, AIPAD and the Center for Book Arts. 


Sherri is currently a Relations Coordinator at Nordstrom and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the International Center of Photography and Maine Media Workshops and College.