Wexler Gallery

About Wexler Gallery

Challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that coexists in the expressive realms of design, fine art and contemporary glass and ceramics. Questioning and testing the boundaries of these fields, Wexler Gallery aims to present functional and non-functional work that consistently celebrates innovation as much as aesthetic beauty.

 

Wexler 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.

Lewis & Sherri Wexler

Gallery 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.

Mat

Associate Director, Mat Tomezsko is a Tyler School of Art graduate. He has created numerous public and community art projects and his paintings have been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, and beyond. Mat has almost a decade of experience working for Arts organizations in Philadelphia, including four years as curator for InLiquid Art + Design. His work as an artist and facilitator has provided him with extensive knowledge about art operations, best practices, and the field of contemporary art.

mat@wexlergallery.com

Sales associate, Samantha Goldberg is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as a leading personal sales consultant for Barneys New York for 18 years, and is the founder and designer of her eponymous line of jewelry.  Sam Goldberg Jewelry debuted in 2006 with a collection of one of a kind druzy quartz pieces and ten years later, she continued to expand her line with the launch of her diamond and sterling silver statement pieces.  Samantha has always been passionate about art and design. She has traveled to over 50 countries studying contemporary art in destinations such as Sri Lanka, Cuba, Shanghai, Moscow and the South of France.

sam@wexlergallery.com

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. He is a resident artist at The Clay Studio and has had solo projects at Pageant Gallery, Bodega, Practice Gallery and Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

 

nick@wexlergallery.com

Gallery Administrator, Kieran Riley Abbott graduated from the Printmaking program at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in administrative roles for several artists’ communities including Vermont Studio Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Truro Center for the Arts. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2018 she has completed an Apprenticeship at The Fabric Workshop & Museum and is an active member of Second State Press.