About New Image Art

Los Angeles, California’s New Image Art began in 1994 as an underground art experiment, showcasing painting, drawing, performance art, sculpture, and photography. Gradually, the gallery narrowed its focus down to sub-culture driven contemporary art and steadily began to attract a global cult following, grabbing the interest of art collectors and the respect artists alike. New Image Art specializes in finding young artists early in their careers, providing them with both a foundation and encourage to grow creatively. After nearly two decades, the gallery continues to show the works of both established and emerging artists coming out of the various fringe cultures surrounding surfing, skating, independent music, street art, and graffiti. Over the years, the gallery has launched or helped mobilize the careers of Cleon Peterson, Date Farmers, Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Neck Face, Tauba Auerbach, Faile, Anthony Lister, Bäst, and Retna among others.


Gallery Director: Marsea Goldberg

Marsea Goldberg has been involved in various sub-culture lifestyles since an early age. A lifetime surfer and UCSB fine art graduate, Goldberg began curating shows in LA clubs during the 80′s applying the same DIY aesthetics that many of her artists would also become known for.  Goldberg also had success as a gallery artist exhibiting with Ruth Schaffner Gallery among other national and international galleries. Throughout the 90′s Marsea worked within the surf/skate industry as a textile designer where she further explored the connections between fine art and sub-cultural expression. In the mid 90′s Marsea started New Image Art in the upstairs of a design 10ft by 10ft studio and people have been coming to her shows ever since. Marsea has curated and participated in countless gallery and museums shows and continues to play a supportive role in the artist’s careers that she works with.


Gallery Manager: Sean Tully

Sean Tully, born and raised in the Los Angeles area, embodies a unique amalgam of culture and style. Sean has achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts (10’) and runs a small art gallery/collective in Echo Park under the pseudonym Innocnts. His practice emphasizes an exchange between painting, photography, object making, writing, and curatorial efforts. He sites the gonzo curation efforts of Walter Hopps and his illustrious Ferris Gallery as fundamental influences in his gallerist approach. Sean started at New Image Art in 2012 as an intern and has since demonstrated an understanding for the finer nuances of running a gallery the likes of New Image Art. A second-generation surfer and avid pool skater, Sean currently lives in Echo Park, Los Angeles and considers the taco stand one of LA’s most cherished assets.