Andrew Jensen opened the gallery in New Zealand in 1988 and over the course of more than thirty years it has set itself aside in terms of its seamless presentation of international work alongside the most considered practices from the region. In early 2011 the gallery expanded to Australia opening a second gallery in Sydney and now a third much larger site has opened in Alexandria Sydney in recognition of the vigour and intent of the galleries’ artists.
Multiple exhibitions by major artists such as Imi Knoebel, Fred Sandback, Tony Oursler, Helmut Federle, Günter Umberg, James Casebere, Winston Roeth, Jacqueline, Humphries, Elisabeth Vary and Callum Innes altered and enriched the “local” conditions. These exhibitions continued to provide the basis for an increasingly expansive approach that has seen the curated aspect of the gallery grow. There have been numerous notable projects over the last decade or more including E=MC2, Naked, The Architecture of Colour, Six Degrees of Separation, Points of Orientation, Detox, Melancholia, The Authority of Death, Farben, Saturation, There’s Joy in Repetition, Portrait without a Face, Eros, Permafrost and most recently Raven.
Despite the contingencies of a Covid19 world, the galleries programs have grown to include artists Lawrence Carroll (USA), Hanns Kunitzberger (AUT), Aiko Robinson (NZ/JPN) Liat Yossifor (USA), Gideon Rubin (UK), Sofie Muller (BEL) and most recently Todd Hunter (AUS).
Fox Jensen, Sydney and Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland are run in close partnership with its artists by Andrew Jensen, Emma Fox and Sarah McCrory. It participates annually in Art Basel Hong Kong, Auckland Art Fair and Sydney Contemporary whilst remaining increasingly committed to its gallery programs.