Freight+Volume is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, and in particular, work which is innovative and not afraid to take risks. While Freight+Volume is especially interested in narrative and text-based material, ultimately our predominant criteria is the quality of the work itself, regardless of technique, content or style; with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter. In addition, Freight + Volume regularly publishes limited-edition artists' books.

Established in 2005 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan by Nick Lawrence (co-founder and former partner of LFL Gallery in Chelsea, owner/director of Arts+Leisure in Spanish Harlem, and owner/director of DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA), Freight+Volume was formed by combining the text-based, narrative philosophy and limited edition book focus of its two-year predecessor, Volume, with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter.  In October 2015, the gallery relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In March of 2021, the gallery relocated again to Tribeca.

This modest project space sitting atop Carnegie Hill in Manhattan was established by Nick Lawrence (founder of DNA, LFL, and Freight+Volume) in spring of 2014 as an antidote to the hyper, market-driven systems currently ruling much of NYC and the art world at large. A place to pause and remember that, at the end of the day, art needs to be viewed, contemplated, reflected upon, experienced - and enjoyed. Arts+Leisure is located between 100th and 101st streets, opposite Church of the Life Changers and Ministries of Manhattan and a community garden. We’re a few blocks south of El Museo del Barrio, and Moustache, El Aquila, El Paso restaurants, as well as the Lexington Social Bar; north of Joy Burger, Mt Sinai Hospital, and East Harlem Childrens Center. Stop in, relax and see the show, and check out our growing library of artist books and catalogues. We host a number of projects per year as well as frequent readings, performances and film/video screenings. This space permanently closed in 2021.
For more information please visit artsandleisure.net.


The DNA Gallery, founded in 1994 by Nick Lawrence, has for the past 10 years been home to the DNA Artist Residency Program. Every year artists are invited to participate in a one or two-week residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts. While on the Cape, artists create new work inspired by their surroundings or continued from their existing studio practice. They can work both offsite and at DNA in a 2,000 square foot studio, and are also provided free housing. For its eighth season, over sixty artists were invited for individual residencies.The residency is by invitation only. 
For more information, please visit www.dnagallery.com.



  • UNTITLED, San Francisco, 2020
  • UNTITLED, Miami, December 2019
  • Art Brussels, Belgium, April 2019
  • UNTITLED, San Francisco, January 2019
  • UNTITLED, Miami, December 2018
  • UNTITLED, San Francisco, January 2018
  • Satellite Miami, December 2017
  • Moving Image, March 2017
  • Volta NY, March 2017
  • Moving Image, March 2016
  • Salon Zurcher, Paris, October 2015
  • Moving Image, Istanbul, September 2015
  • Chicago Expo, September 2015
  • Seattle Art Fair, July 2015
  • Market Art+Design Hamptons, July 2015
  • Art Miami New York, May 2015
  • Moving Image, March 2015
  • UNTITLED Miami, Dec. 2014
  • Art on Paper, March 2015
  • Miami Project, December 2014
  • artMRKT Hamptons, July 2014
  • NADA New York May 2014
  • Pulse New York, May 2014
  • Zona Maco Mexico, Feb. 2014
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2013
  • UNTITLED Miami, Dec. 2013
  • Miami Project, Dec. 2013
  • Texas Contemporary Houston, Oct. 2013
  • Berliner-Liste Berlin, Sept. 2013
  • artMRKT Hamptons, July 2013
  • Pulse New York, May 2013
  • Miami Project, Dec. 2012
  • UNTITLED Miami, Dec. 2012
  • Miami Context, Dec. 2012
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2012
  • Pulse New York, May 2012
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2011
  • Pulse Los Angeles, Sept. 2011
  • Pulse New York, May 2011
  • ArtForum Berlin, Feb. 2011
  • Pulse Miami, Sept. 2010
  • Pulse New York, May 2010
  • Printed Matter Book Fair, Oct. 2009
  • Pulse New York, May 2009
  • Pulse Miami, Sept. 2009
  • Artforum Berlin, Nov. 2009
  • Pulse New York, Mar. 2008
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2007
  • Pulse London, Oct. 2007
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2006
  • NY Art Book Fair, Nov. 2006
  • FIAC Paris, Oct. 2006
  • Year 06 London, Oct. 2006
  • Pulse New York, Mar. 2006
  • ArtLA Los Angeles, Jan. 2006
  • Kunst Zurich, Nov. 2005
  • FIAC Paris, Oct. 2005
  • NADA Miami, Dec. 2003



This unique publication focuses on the artists with whom the gallery works, as well as extending outside the periphery to include other artists, curators, critics and gallerists. Primarily interview- and essay-based, the publication also concentrates on artwork images, studio shots and portraits.  In keeping with the tradition of publishing, with which the gallery was founded, Freight+Volume magazine was launched as an outlet to learn about the artists with whom the gallery works, as well as their friends and influences. The magazine is a medium through which to explore not only the work of our artists, but the creative process and the cult of personality. To browse or purchase our magazines please visit our Publications page.

Freight + Volume 

39 Lispenard St.
New York, NY, 10013 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 6pm

Phone: 212-691-7700

General inquiries: info@freightandvolume.com

Instagram: @Freightandvolumegallery

Facebook: Freight and Volume Gallery

We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.

Freight+Volume is partnered with ArtMoney to make art more accessible. 







Nick Lawrence - Owner/Director


Lisa De Simone - Sales Director



Ashley Dillman - Sales Director 


Britt Harrison - Assistant Director