Freight+Volume is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, and in particular, work that 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 2003 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 with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media, dealing with a range of subject matter, and to publish limited edition artists' books. In October 2015, the gallery relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In March of 2021, the gallery relocated again to Tribeca.


In addition to its currently represented artists, Freight+Volume has produced solo projects with the following artists: Joshua Abelow, Donald Baechler, Dike Blair, Katherine Bradford, Trudy Benson, Richard Butler, Chuck Close, Oliver Dorfer, Kim Dorland, Karen Finley, Sam Jablon, Aaron Johnson, David Kramer, JJ Manford, Cristina de Miguel, Marlène Mocquet, Elizabeth Neel, Sophia Narrett, Josh Smith, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Wendy White, Peter Williams, and Nicole Wittenberg.



Since 2003, Freight+Volume has been dedicated to championing our artists by producing limited edition, high-quality artist books to accompany their exhibitions. In collaboration with the artists, these publications not only document their work in extensive detail but also feature rare behind-the-scenes images and vital information which contextualize the work. By commissioning scholars, writers, and poets to provide an elucidative text, Freight+Volume is able to deliver a thorough look into the artist's practice. Please visit the Books tab to view our current selection of publications.



DNA Gallery, founded in 1994 by Nick Lawrence, has for the past 12 years been home to DNA Artist Residency Program. Every year artists approximately twenty 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 with free housing and frequent group dinners. The residency is by invitation only.  For more information, please visit www.dnagallery.com.



Established in East Harlem in Spring of 2014 by Nick Lawrence as an antidote to the hyper, market-driven systems currently ruling much of NYC and the art world at large. Arts+Leisure was a place to pause and reflect. Art needs to be viewed, contemplated, experienced and enjoyed. Over the seven years of its existence, A+L hosted eight to ten projects per year by emerging and well-known artists, as well as, frequent readings, performances, and video screenings. For more information please visit artsandleisure.net. The space permanently closed in 2021.



  • Art Basel, Miami Beach, December 2023
  • Future Fair, May 2023
  • Art Brussels, Belgium, April 2023
  • 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

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

We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.

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






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