Brian Paul Clamp
ClampArt, New York, NY, USA
Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery located in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts Degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that Mr. Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his gallery space, Clamp has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Mr. Clamp is the author of numerous publications on American art, and occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.
Mr. Clamp is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All types of imagery are welcome—from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. However, Mr. Clamp is not interested in reviewing commercial work intended for stock or advertising.
Aside from offering criticism and a critique of the photography itself, Mr. Clamp can provide advice and direction in terms of promoting projects. In exceptional cases, ClampArt is able to offer opportunities to artists in group exhibitions and projects, and in the past has mounted solo shows in the gallery in New York City for artists encountered during the FotoFest Meeting Place.