Gallery SHCHUKIN is an international arts organization with a representative office in Moscow and gallery exhibition spaces in Paris and New York. Founded in 1987, the gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art and is dedicated to discovering and cultivating cutting edge contemporary artists. One of the first organizations to bring contemporary Russian art to international audiences, gallery SHCHUKIN has exhibited dozens of artists, both established and emerging, including David Datuna, Sasha Semenov, Andrey Shchelokov, Aladdin Garunov, Vladimir Migachev, Natalia Zaloznaya, Igor Tishin, and many others. Gallery SHCHUKIN frequently collaborates with prestigious art institutions, including the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), The State Museum of The East (Moscow), among others, and participates in art fairs worldwide. In October 2013, Gallery SHCHUKIN expanded to Europe, opening an exhibition space on Avenue Matignon in Paris, France, with a solo exhibition of installations by David Datuna, "Power And Beauty." The New York branch recently moved its exhibition space from West 19th Street in the Chelsea District of New York City twelve blocks over to East 31st Street. This newest location of Gallery SHCHUKIN, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, is a wide, one-level space full of natural light with a beautiful window to the street. Through exhibitions, publications, collaborations, and its non-profit component, "National Foundation for Art Collection," Gallery SHCHUKIN continues to support and promote established gallery artists and introduce emerging talent.
The founder of Gallery SHCHUKIN, collector Nikolay Shchukin, is a former psychotherapist specializing in psychoanalysis. Presently, Mr. Shchukin works on the universal concept of psychology and sociology of art.