Lisa Anne Auerbach
GAVLAK is an internationally recognized contemporary art gallery with locations in Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Sarah Gavlak in 2005, the gallery represents over twenty acclaimed artists, focusing on the recognition of women, LGBTQ+ and artists of color. After noticing a lack of local gallery presence in Palm Beach, Gavlak opened the island’s first contemporary art gallery, and over the last two decades has staged highly conceptual, pioneering exhibitions, including early solo presentations by Marilyn Minter, Betty Tompkins, and Wade Guyton. In 2014, she expanded her footprint and opened a 5,000 square foot space in Hollywood, recently taking on representation for artists Candida Alvarez, Karen Carson, Gisela Colon, Kim Dacres, and Beverly Fishman.
Gallery artists regularly present solo exhibitions at museums, and participate in seasonal institutional shows including the Whitney and Hammer Biennials. Museum acquisitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Tate Modern, London, UK; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Since opening in 2005, GAVLAK has regularly frequented international art fairs including Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL; The Armory Show, New York, NY; EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL; Independent, New York, NY; Independent, Brussels, BE; Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX. In 2020, GAVLAK expanded to establish a signature flagship space at The Royal Poinciana Plaza (Palm Beach), moving into Downtown Los Angeles’ burgeoning arts district.