Fascinated by the notion of challenging traditional labels that categorize art, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that can coexist in the worlds of design, fine art, decorative art and craft. By questioning and challenging the boundaries of these fields, we aim to present functional and non-functional work that consistently celebrates innovation. Unified by a commitment to excellent craftsmanship and true dedication to their art, we are proud to showcase some of the world’s most esteemed artists working in their areas of pursuit.
The gallery opened in 2000 in the historic district of Old City, Philadelphia. Since then, the gallery has proudly showcased extraordinary work by both master artists and the emerging talent of today.
meet our staffGallery owner Lewis Wexler began his career in the arts in the late 1980s as Assistant Vice President of 20th Century Decorative Arts at Christie’s auction house in New York City. Following his work at Christie’s, Lewis worked with world-renowned French art Deco dealer Anthony Delorenzo at his Madison Avenue gallery. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States at institutions including The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, The Furniture Society Conference, UBS’ Annual Global Media & Communications Conference, and SOFA Chicago (Sculptural Objects Functional Art fair). He has been featured in various national publications and appeared on the cover of Art & Antiques magazine in October 2005. Committed to the promotion of finely crafted work that pushes the perception of art, craft, and Design, Lewis has also been on the jury to select work for important exhibitions throughout the US.
Gallery owner Sherri Apter Wexler began her career in the arts working with various art galleries and photojournalism agency Magnum Photos, before landing at Christie's auction house in New York. At Christie's, Sherri spent several years researching and cataloguing Contemporary, Latin American and Modern prints. Later, Sherri committed herself professionally to the field of video and film production. An award winning video producer/director, Sherri produced and directed many projects for clients such as Comcast, Xerox, HBO and Showtime before re-entering the art world. She has spent the past ten years at Wexler Gallery. Sherri graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in Saint Louis and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and is the Outreach Chair for the Eastern Pennsylvania JDRF chapter.
Sales and Marketing Associate, Victoria Rosenberger, began her career as a public relations and graphic design professional in the non-profit sector. Victoria joins Wexler Gallery after working as an art consultant in the greater Philadelphia area, and brings with her a life-long passion for art, culture and creativity enriched by various travels abroad. Victoria is well versed in the contemporary art market, with the valuable knowledge and ability to connect with an extensive and diverse collection of artists working in varieties of mediums. Victoria holds a Bachelor’s of fine Art from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Preparator and Graphic Designer, Nick Lenker, studied ceramics at the University of the Arts and holds a Master’s Degree from the Tyler School of Art. Nick is an adjunct professor at Temple where he teaches ceramics. He has also worked with artist Virgil Marti for the past 9 years as his studio assistant. Nick has exhibited artwork at Pageant Gallery, Bodega Galleries and Practice Gallery in Philadelphia.
Gallery Administrator/Registrar, Torey Karlin began her career in the arts working as a public relations consultant at Melbourne International Fine Art in Australia. She has a Bachelor of the Arts specializing in Asian Studies with a concentration on Chinese Contemporary Art and a Master's Degree of Business-Public Relations. She has taken part in organizing international art exhibitions, among which is SHOUT! Indonesian Contemporary Art at Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma. Torey has spent six years living in Australia and traveling throughout Asia allowing her to focus her artistic passions on Contemporary Asian artwork from Indonesia and China.