Jacob Hashimoto - Critic's Picks

Jacob Hashimoto - Critic's Picks

The secrets of success in the world of art from the language of successful women

The secrets of success in the world of art from the language of successful women

Not the whole picture? Art, Islam and Feminism in America

Not the whole picture? Art, Islam and Feminism in America

‘Sisters on Top’: Art professionals talk Islam, immigration and ingenuity at Anderson Ranch

‘Sisters on Top’: Art professionals talk Islam, immigration and ingenuity at Anderson Ranch

Audio Canvas: Sisters on Top

Audio Canvas: Sisters on Top

Reformed Histories

Reformed Histories

Art Basel: big deal per tutte le gallerie comprese le new entry

Art Basel: big deal per tutte le gallerie comprese le new entry

Who Are the New Galleries at Art Basel 2017?

Who Are the New Galleries at Art Basel 2017?

June 14, 2017

2017 Venice Biennale: Artist Moataz Nasr’s The Mountain is a window to Egypt

2017 Venice Biennale: Artist Moataz Nasr’s The Mountain is a window to Egypt

Prominent regional galleries to showcase works at Art Basel

Prominent regional galleries to showcase works at Art Basel

Watch Middle Eastern Art Experts Weigh in on the Emerging Market

Watch Middle Eastern Art Experts Weigh in on the Emerging Market

Cultural Catalyst

Cultural Catalyst

This Season Art Gets Noisy

This Season Art Gets Noisy

Will Dubai's Alserkal Avenue be the Middle East's Next Great Art Hub?

Will Dubai's Alserkal Avenue be the Middle East's Next Great Art Hub?

Conversations on Collecting

Conversations on Collecting

Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery

Christie’s and Sotheby’s make a bid to boost Middle East art

Christie’s and Sotheby’s make a bid to boost Middle East art

Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery

Collector Spotlight: Alexander Heller

Collector Spotlight: Alexander Heller

Art Dubai Editor's Picks

Art Dubai Editor's Picks

Creative Forces

Creative Forces

Dubai With Love The Globe's Hottest Designer Dazzle in the Desert

Dubai With Love The Globe's Hottest Designer Dazzle in the Desert

Gimme (Tax) Shelter

Gimme (Tax) Shelter

Art In A Time Of Recession

Art In A Time Of Recession

Del azul al blanco

Del azul al blanco

The future was: Wallpaper explores Art Dubai 2016

The future was: Wallpaper explores Art Dubai 2016

The rise of Dubai's Alserkal Avenue

The rise of Dubai's Alserkal Avenue

Eastward expansion: New York's Leila Heller opens Dubai outpost

Eastward expansion: New York's Leila Heller opens Dubai outpost

Marcus Samuelsson hosts artists at uptown restaurant

Marcus Samuelsson hosts artists at uptown restaurant

Leila Heller

Leila Heller

Oil Price Spiral Causes Jitters But No Dip in the Gulf's Growing Art Market

Oil Price Spiral Causes Jitters But No Dip in the Gulf's Growing Art Market

Organic explosion: Dubai's 'art district' Alserkal Avenue expansion

Organic explosion: Dubai's 'art district' Alserkal Avenue expansion

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night

What Made Middle Eastern Art Headlines

What Made Middle Eastern Art Headlines

New York, New York

New York, New York

Is New York becoming the new international hub for Middle Easter art? Mahnaz Fancy examines the factors that led to what was a bumper year for Middle Eastern art in the Big Apple in 2015

Leila Heller Has Big Plans Next Year for Her New Dubai Outpost

Leila Heller Has Big Plans Next Year for Her New Dubai Outpost

Artnet News People

12/21/2015

The Short List

The Short List

What to see, hear, and do around the world this season

The Expansion of Arserkal Avenue

The Expansion of Arserkal Avenue

Q&A with Leila Heller

Q&A with Leila Heller

Tale of Three Cities

Tale of Three Cities

The Leila Heller Gallery Opens In Dubai

The Leila Heller Gallery Opens In Dubai

Alserkal Avenue expansion means a bigger canvas for the community

Alserkal Avenue expansion means a bigger canvas for the community

Leila Heller Is First New York Gallery to Open in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue

Leila Heller Is First New York Gallery to Open in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue

My Art Guides: Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night

My Art Guides: Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night

Leila Heller, Stephane Custot, and More Join Alserkal Avenue

Leila Heller, Stephane Custot, and More Join Alserkal Avenue

Can Dubai's Alserkal Avenue Point the Way Forward for the Gulf's Art Scene?

Can Dubai's Alserkal Avenue Point the Way Forward for the Gulf's Art Scene?

Artnet News: 62 Women Share Their Secrets to Art World Success - Part One

Artnet News: 62 Women Share Their Secrets to Art World Success - Part One

27. Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, founder and president of Leila Heller Gallery, New York "The key to my success is built on three things: my passion for the arts, my well-honed people skills, and my determination to never take "no" for an answer.

Sotheby's: A Meeting of Minds

Sotheby's: A Meeting of Minds

Cultural Crossroads: A Meeting of Minds. By Roxane Zand.

Refinery29: Spotlight on Leila Heller

Refinery29: Spotlight on Leila Heller

20 New York Women Share Why They Fell In Love With The City

Artforum: Global Village

Artforum: Global Village

Alserkal has extended its holdings, taking on at least two more blocks of warehouses, soon to be occupied by The Third Line and a Leila Heller outpost, among others.

The Art Market: Christie's Robert Ellsworth Auction

The Art Market: Christie's Robert Ellsworth Auction

Leila Heller Gallery to Open New Space in Dubai

Leila Heller Gallery to Open New Space in Dubai

New York-based Leila Heller is to open a new space in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue. The gallery, which represents a selection of cutting-edge contemporary emerging and mid-career artists, will join a number of new editions to the Emerati creative hub following its major expansion.

Alserkal Avenue's Industrial Chic Grows in Dubai

Alserkal Avenue's Industrial Chic Grows in Dubai

Global Village

Global Village

The National: Installations and cinema at The Yard are forerunners of Alserkal Avenue's expansion

The National: Installations and cinema at The Yard are forerunners of Alserkal Avenue's expansion

Dubai's Alerskal Avenue Announces New Additions

Dubai's Alerskal Avenue Announces New Additions

ARTINFO: In the Air - Dubai's Alerskal Avenue Announces New Additions

ARTINFO: In the Air - Dubai's Alerskal Avenue Announces New Additions

Leila Heller Gallery of New York will open an outpost at Alserkal.

The National - Arts & Lifestyle

The National - Arts & Lifestyle

Top among the galleries is Leila Heller Gallery, one of the most prominent American galleries of Middle Eastern and Iranian art. Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, an Iranian art dealer, who opened her New York gallery in 1982, has been promoting art from this region for many years in the United States.

Canvas Daily: Alserkal Supersize

Canvas Daily: Alserkal Supersize

Artnet News: Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artnet News: Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach in Pictures, From Miley Cyrus to Baz Luhrmann

ARTINFO: Power Game Changers - Power Dealers

ARTINFO: Power Game Changers - Power Dealers

A fixture on the Upper East Side for more than three decades, Heller moved to West 25th Street in 2010, at which point she expanded her roster to include midcareer and emerging artists, many from the Middle East and South and Central Asia. Long regarded as a go-to art source for deep-pocketed members of the Iranian diaspora, Heller has recently engaged in inspired collaborations with such art world luminaries as power collector Beth DeWoody and Christie’s director for Asian art Amin Jaffer.

Artnet News - The 100 Most Powerful Women In Art: Part Two

Artnet News - The 100 Most Powerful Women In Art: Part Two

Leila Heller named to Artnet News' list of "The 100 Most Powerful Women in Art."

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: Beach Modern Luxury

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: Beach Modern Luxury

On Thursday, August 21st, Southampton Arts Center hosted a wine reception for their newest exhibit, Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture, curated by Leila Heller with Kelly Behun. On display at Southampton Arts Center through September 7, 2014.

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: FORBES

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: FORBES

The current survey of contemporary portraiture curated by Leila Heller and Kelly Behun is comprehensive, provocative, and first rate," said Bob Colacello.

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: NY Post, Page 6

Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture: NY Post, Page 6

Artist Richard Prince's composite of the 57 girlfriends he says Jerry Seinfeld had on his classic sitcom is on display in the actor's proverbial backyard.

The Art Newspaper - Art Market - New York Moves: Leila Heller Expands to Midtown

The Art Newspaper - Art Market - New York Moves: Leila Heller Expands to Midtown

The Leila Heller Gallery has expanded with the opening of an 18-000 sq. ft space in midtown Manhattan.

Gallery Intell: Leila Heller on Becoming an Art Dealer

Gallery Intell: Leila Heller on Becoming an Art Dealer

Interview with Leila Heller, Founder and President of Leila Heller Gallery that specializes in representing artists from the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Turkey.

ARTINFO Gallery Guide: Leila Heller Opens in Midtown with One of New York’s Largest Gallery Spaces

ARTINFO Gallery Guide: Leila Heller Opens in Midtown with One of New York’s Largest Gallery Spaces

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce a major expansion with the opening of its second New York City gallery at 43 West 57th Street, a six-floor gallery space that is amongst the largest in New York.

BARRON'S - PENTA DAILY: PORTRAIT PANORAMA

BARRON'S - PENTA DAILY: PORTRAIT PANORAMA

Need a sweeping education on portraiture in short-order? We suggest you visit the Leila Heller Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan, where 16,000 square feet of space is devoted to portraits in an exhibition titled, “Look At Me.” (The exhibition will run until August 29th on 57th Street; Heller’s Chelsea gallery will show similarly themed works until August 14th.)

Art of the Times

Art of the Times

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce a major expansion with the opening of its second New York City gallery at 43 West 57th Street. LOOK AT ME: Portraiture from Manet from the Present: May 7 - August 29, 2014

Women's Wear Daily: Leila Heller Hosts Dinner at New Gallery Space

Women's Wear Daily: Leila Heller Hosts Dinner at New Gallery Space

Dinner guests seated on the eighth floor of Leila Heller's new gallery on West 57th Street in Manhattan Monday laughed knowingly, when she told them, "This is my best friends' floor." The fact was 250 of her nearest and dearest were breaking bread in the six-floor, 18,000-square-foot space and even more had cruised through "Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present" during cocktails.

New York Social Diary: More artists, more exhibitions

New York Social Diary: More artists, more exhibitions

Last night at the new Leila Heller Gallery on 43 West 57th Street, there was a preview of a new exhibition: LOOK AT ME: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Paul Morris, a founding director of the Armory Show.

Artnet News: Leila Heller Expands To Midtown With Enormous 57th Street Space

Artnet News: Leila Heller Expands To Midtown With Enormous 57th Street Space

The Chelsea-based outfit Leila Heller Gallery has opened a second New York location at 43 West 57th Street, The six-floor, 18,000-square-foot gallery space will be among the largest in the city.

Art Critical: Look At Me - Portraiture from Manet to the Present

Art Critical: Look At Me - Portraiture from Manet to the Present

Leila Heller Gallery expands its New York presence exponentially with 18,000 square feet of 57th Street premises to augment its Chelsea presence on the corner of West 25th Street and Eleventh Avenue, marking the occasion with a staggered opening this Frieze week of a two-part exhibition selected by collector and philanthropist Beth Rudin DeWoody and Paul Morris, a founding director of the Armory Show.

Wall Street International Art

Wall Street International Art

LOOK AT ME: Portraiture from Manet to the Present

Leila Heller Opens in Midtown with One of New York’s Largest Gallery Spaces

Leila Heller Opens in Midtown with One of New York’s Largest Gallery Spaces

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce a major expansion with the opening of its second New York City gallery at 43 West 57th Street, a six-floor gallery space that is amongst the largest in New York. The Leila Heller Gallery 57th Street is an 18,000 square foot space, with unique multi-dimensional capability, including a 60-seat theater/auditorium and a full-floor project space for the purpose of showcasing exhibitions by emerging artists and curators.

The Wall Street Journal - NY Culture: Art's 'Meeting Point' - Leila Heller Gallery Opens a New Space on 57th Street

The Wall Street Journal - NY Culture: Art's 'Meeting Point' - Leila Heller Gallery Opens a New Space on 57th Street

"The gallery space will be spread across six floors overlooking bustling 57th Street, including a top floor made bright and airy by glass skylights. Four floors will be devoted to exhibition space, private viewing areas and offices, while one floor, with plywood ceilings and walls, will be available as an experimental space for artists, and another houses a 60-seat screening room." - Jackie Bischof

Quest Magazine: New York Art Galleries

Quest Magazine: New York Art Galleries

New York has long been the perfect place to blend the grit and star radiance of the art world. From SoHo and Chelsea to the storied institutions of the Upper East Side, galleries have the power to touch the nerves of collectors as they continue to refine their tastes. --

Leila Heller at Brown University

Leila Heller at Brown University

Leila Heller was pleased to be invited as a guest speaker at Brown University to present "Contemporary Middle Eastern Art" in conjunction with Doctor Shiva Balaghi's lecture "War Revolution & Art."

Wall Street Journal: New York Startup Artsy Raises $18.5M to Become Pandora for Fine Art

Wall Street Journal: New York Startup Artsy Raises $18.5M to Become Pandora for Fine Art

One subscriber, the Leila Heller Gallery - which promotes and sells the work of artists from the Middle East and Turkey - joined the Artsy platform in February 2012. It has since connected with 60 new collectors, and displayed listings to an unknown number of users in 4,000 cities and 130 countries.

Museum Acquisitions 2013

Museum Acquisitions 2013

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce acquisitions by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The British Museum, London, UK; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE; Balcarres Heritage Trust, London, UK; Tate Modern, London, UK; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY.

Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders

Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders

A solo show by Korean artist Ran Hwang will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea from February 20 – March 21, 2014. The exhibition will feature six new works that explore the cycle of life, death and rebirth. These new works, in shades of champagne golds, cherry reds, tiffany blues, and luminous silvers, are created from Hwang’s signature buttons, beads, and pins. Also on view will be a new monumental multimedia installation. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by art critic Eleanor Heartney will accompany the exhibition.

Matilde Alessandra: Modern Wonder

Matilde Alessandra: Modern Wonder

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present Modern Wonder, the gallery’s first collaboration with New York artist Matilde Alessandra. Two new dynamic light sculptures entitled Modern Wonder will be on view, along with one of the artist’s most iconic works, Madame, from January 15 through March 22, 2014 at the Gallery’s 11th Avenue Windows space.

Kezban Arca Batibeki: Nest

Kezban Arca Batibeki: Nest

January 16 - February 15, 2014 / Kezban Arca Batibeki's Nest series is based on a well-known Turkish saying: “The female birds make the nest.” Batibeki has challenged this idea in her work by conveying that the home may not be as safe as it seems. When women become too consumed with the idea of the home as a safe haven and a fairytale-like lifestyle, they can easily lose themselves, succumbing to oppressive circumstances. Thus, Batibeki's works show the importance of women maintaining their independence.

Murat Pulat: Image-Animal

Murat Pulat: Image-Animal

Turkish artist Murat Pulat’s first solo show in New York City will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea at 568 West 25th Street from January 16 – February 15, 2014. Image-Animal will feature 10 paintings depicting iconic scenes from old Hollywood movies, New Wave French films, and 1960s television shows. A three-dimensional painting installation by Pulat will be on view in the Gallery’s front windows. A fully illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Emre Zeytinoğlu will accompany the exhibition.

The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

Abu Dhabi Museums are Becoming Game-Changers Back in the West.

Artsy Editorial: The Top 10 Gallery Shows of 2013

Artsy Editorial: The Top 10 Gallery Shows of 2013

Calligraffiti: 1984/2013 at Leila Heller Gallery, New York. Originally curated by Jeffrey Deitch in 1984 and mounted at Heller's former uptown space, this revived group exhibition tracks the connections between seemingly disparate traditions of graffiti, Modernism, and Middle-Eastern calligraphy.

Financial Times Wealth: Culture Clubs

Financial Times Wealth: Culture Clubs

Art and Minds: Magic of Persia

Forbes: We've Tried War, Politics, Money, Religion - Let Us Support Those Who Try Culture

Forbes: We've Tried War, Politics, Money, Religion - Let Us Support Those Who Try Culture

"The ongoing thaw in relations with Iran has made me think of how much culture and the arts can make a pivotal difference." -- Melik Kaylan

Jay Shinn - NEONISH 24.7

Jay Shinn - NEONISH 24.7

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present NEONISH 24.7, the gallery’s first collaboration with Texan artist Jay Shinn. Three new large neon wall sculptures will be on view from October 7, 2013 through January 11, 2014 at the Gallery’s 11th Avenue Windows space.

Leila Heller featured in The Iranian American Women's Foundation

Leila Heller featured in The Iranian American Women's Foundation

The Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) will be holding a leadership conference in New York City on Sunday, October 27, 2013. This all-day event will feature some of the most accomplished Iranian-American women who will share among other things professional and educational insights. The Keynote speaker for the event will be Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani from Goldman Sachs and distinguished participants include Leila Heller (Leila Heller Gallery), Anousheh Ansari (Entrepreneur/First Female Space Tourist), Farnaz Fassihi (Wall Street Journal), Laya Khadjavi (ICE Canyon), Parisa Khosravi (CNN), Angella Nazarian (Best Selling Author), and many more.

Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi: Magic of of Light at MANA Contemporary

Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi: Magic of of Light at MANA Contemporary

Mana Contemporary presents, in collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery, Shoja Azari's Magic of Light, a solo show on the first floor gallery by the internationally renowned artist and filmmaker. Among the works on view will be a groundbreaking four-piece series done in collaboration with painter Shahram Karimi titled Silence.

September 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

Events // Upcoming Exhibitions // Leila Heller Gallery in the News

Calligraffiti Artist Talk featuring eL Seed, LA2, Ayad Alkadhi, Julien "Kaalam" Breton, & Rostarr

Calligraffiti Artist Talk featuring eL Seed, LA2, Ayad Alkadhi, Julien "Kaalam" Breton, & Rostarr

An artist talk about graffiti writing of the past and present, the legacy of calligraphy and the convergence of both movements as an art form. Featuring: Ayad Alkadhi, Julien "Kaalam" Breton, Fab Five Freddy, eL Seed, LA2, and Rostarr. Moderated by Leila Heller. Thursday, September 26 // 6:30 pm // 568 West 25th Street The discussion will be followed by a site specific Light-Calligraphy performance by Julien Breton at 8 pm.

News @60" - Leila Heller Q&A

News @60" - Leila Heller Q&A

"I think @60inches is a great way to discover new artists from the comfort of your own home. The site is very user friendly and its e-commerce functionality makes purchasing works of art convenient and efficient, qualities that will appeal to both new and established collectors alike." - Leila Heller, Gallery owner, Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery Fall Preview

Leila Heller Gallery Fall Preview

Leila Heller is pleased to announce Calligraffiti 1984/2013, on view from September 5 – October 5, 2013. Originally curated in 1984 by Jeffrey Deitch (Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) at Leila Heller’s former uptown gallery, Calligraffiti explored a myriad of possible connections shared between the seemingly disparate styles of select mid-century abstract, U.S. graffiti, and calligraphic artists from the Middle East and its diaspora.

July 2013 Newsletter

July 2013 Newsletter

Events // Upcoming Exhibitions // Leila Heller Gallery in the News

The New York Times: Qatari Riches Are Buying Art World Influence

The New York Times: Qatari Riches Are Buying Art World Influence

“The sheika has a very grand vision and is a very educated woman,” said Leila Heller, a New York dealer with many Middle Eastern artists. “She wants to make Doha a hub for art in the region, where people don’t necessarily have to fly to New York and to Paris and to L.A. to see great shows. Doha has an ambitious plan of opening close to 20 museums of different kinds.”

Art Bahrain: Leila's Lay of the Land

Art Bahrain: Leila's Lay of the Land

Leila Heller, New York contemporary art dealer, dishes with Laura Stewart on her "Hot" artists and reveals some of her future projects

May 2013 Newsletter

May 2013 Newsletter

Group show curated by Amir Shariat: Bass! How low can you go? // Reza Aramesh: 12 MIDNIGHT // UPCOMING: Shoja Azari and Faig Ahmed at La Bienale di Venezia // Negar Ahkami: The Consumption // Faig Ahmed: East in Twist

Leila Heller Gallery and ArteEast present The Life and Legacy of Farideh Lashai

Leila Heller Gallery and ArteEast present The Life and Legacy of Farideh Lashai

A conversation between Shirin Neshat and Hamid Dabashi, moderated by Mahnaz Fancy with closing remarks by Leila Heller.

April 2013 Newsletter

April 2013 Newsletter

Farideh Lashai: Thus in Silence in Dreams' Projections at Leila Heller Gallery and It Is It, and It Is Only Now at Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery // The Farjam Foundation presents: In Memory of Farideh Lashai // Reza Derakshani at the Salsali Private Museum // Kezban Arca Batibeki at Istanbul INN London

MECA and Leila Heller Gallery present The Space Between: Contemporary Perspectives on Tradition and Society

MECA and Leila Heller Gallery present The Space Between: Contemporary Perspectives on Tradition and Society

At Mana Contemporary, the Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA) in collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery show works by prominent Iranian and Arab artists that explore not the binaries and stereotypes of the Middle East, but rather the space between. Having undergone geographical relocation and exile, these artists inhabit an ambiguous and contested space, situated within a contemporary landscape permeated by cultural and historical legacies.

Canvas Magazine - The Power 50: Leila Heller

Canvas Magazine - The Power 50: Leila Heller

The Iranian-born Brown University graduate - who has worked with the likes of Andy Warhol and Jeffrey Deitch - is a cultural island in the Big Apple. A fierce networker, her vernissages see the likes of Christian Amanpour, Bob Colacello, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, Tom Wolfe and Eleanor Coppola in attendance.

Panel Discussion with Crystia Freeland, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roger Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle

Panel Discussion with Crystia Freeland, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roger Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to host a panel discussion about the economic imbalance in our society. The backdrop for the discussion will be the Gallery’s current exhibition Game II, which focuses on the recent uprisings around the world from the Arab Spring in the Middle East to the Occupy Wall Street Movement in the United States.

February 2013 Newsletter

February 2013 Newsletter

Shiva Ahmadi: Apocalyptic Playland // MECA and Leila Heller Gallery present: The Space Between - Contemporary Perspectives on Tradition and Society // Reza Aramesh: Cultural Freedom in Europe

Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia - In Conversation: LEILA HELLER by Arsalan Mohammad

Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia - In Conversation: LEILA HELLER by Arsalan Mohammad

Fiercely ambitious, cheerfully pushy and unashamedly successful, Leila Heller has built up quite a reputation during the thirty years her gallery has been, in one way or another, extant. Her audacious gamble, back in the early 1980s, to establish herself as a major international dealer specialising in Middle Eastern art, in the notoriously-cut throat Manhattan art scene has paid off.

Leila Heller Gallery 2012 Museum Acquisitions

Leila Heller Gallery 2012 Museum Acquisitions

The Brooklyn Museum of Art acquired Ran Hwang's 'East Wind' // The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired two Earthworks by Marcos Grigorian and Pouran Jinchi's 'Noon 1' // The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles acquired Shiva Ahmadi's 'Safe Haven' and Shoja Azari's 'The Day of the Last Judgement' // LACMA acquired Ayad Alkadhi's 'Upside Down' and Farideh Lashai's 'Between the Motion - And the act - Falls the Shadow' // The Cornell Fine arts Museum at Rollins Collage acquired Hadieh Shafie's '6 Six Colors'

January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

GAME II: The works of Gayle Wells Mandle & Julia Mandle // Mitra Tabrizian: Light from the Middle East - New Photography // Ayad Alkadhi: Artist-in-residence at SHANGRI LA Center for Islamic Arts & Cultures

December 2012 Newsletter

December 2012 Newsletter

Leila Heller Gallery + Town & Country Magazine present The Young Collectors Exhibition // Soody Sharifi: Of Miniature serenades and Maxiture moments at the Sharjah Art Museum // Leila Heller Gallery at ART MIAMI: Booth A33

November 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 Newsletter

Kate Eric: Ripped Seams and Other Delights // Select works from Gulay Semercioglu: Variations on Line // Kezban Arca Batibeki at Anima Gallery // Firooz Zahedi: Elizabeth Taylor in Iran at KATARA Gallery

October 2012 Newsletter

October 2012 Newsletter

Gulay Semercioglu: Variations on Line // Shoja Azari: Windows // Negar Ahkami and Shiva Ahmadi in The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, presented by the Institute of for Women and Art at Rutgers University

September 2012 Newsletter

September 2012 Newsletter

Reza Derakshani: Silence of the Night // Ayad Alkadhi, Shoja Azari, Reza Derakshani and Soody Sharifi at I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado Collage // Julia Mandle at dOCUMENTA (13) // Leila Heller Gallery at VIP Art Vernissage

August 2012 Newsletter

August 2012 Newsletter

Rock Paper Scissors: Group exhibition curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented // Osman Akan at the new Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory // Gayle Wells Mandle at Gallery 4 in Rhode Island

Leila Heller Gallery at Iranian Arts NOW

Leila Heller Gallery at Iranian Arts NOW

Iranian Arts NOW is an interdisciplinary and international festival of contemporary Iranian art, at Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris. A group Show organized by Leila Heller will feature works by: Shiva Ahmadi, Shoja Azari, Shahram Karimi, Shadi Ghadirian, Leila Pazooki, Hesam Rahmanian, Bahar Sabzevari. And a film Screening of Women Without Men (2009) will be presented by directors Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari.

Leila Heller Gallery presents The Rule and Its Exceptions at Deborah Colton Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery presents The Rule and Its Exceptions at Deborah Colton Gallery

Houston, Texas – Leila Heller Gallery will present The Rule and its Exception at Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Texas from May 9 through June 30, 2012. The exhibition will feature the work of 14 established and emerging contemporary Middle Eastern and Turkish artists, including Afsoon, Negar Ahkami, Shiva Ahmadi, Roya Akhavan, Ayad Alkadhi, Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi, Kezban Arca Batibeki, Reza Derakshani, Ghasem Hajizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Pouran Jinchi, Farideh Lashai, Soody Sharifi, and Firooz Zahedi.

April 2012 Newsletter

April 2012 Newsletter

Ran Hwang: Transition // Ayad Alkadhi at the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial // Rachel Lee Hovnanian: Mud Pie // Iké Udé speaking at Union College // Leila Heller speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference: 120 Years of Women at Brown