About New Image Art

Operating in Los Angeles as a respected creative outlet for emerging artists and innovative genres, New Image Art has become known as a contemporary art gallery willing to take chances and empower the ascending voices of tomorrow. Established in 1994 by gallery director Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art steadily began to attract a global cult following, grabbing the interest of art collectors and the respect artists alike. New Image Art supports young artists early in their careers providing them with both the experience and encouragement vital to artistic growth. 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 founded New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood 1994, after curating game-changing art shows in LA clubs in the 1980’s. Goldberg broke curatorial ground (and gender barriers) with national and international projects and museum exhibitions introducing the world to her love of California surf and skate-inspired visual culture. Over the years the New Image program has mobilized the careers of fine and urban art luminaries like Cleon Peterson, Date Farmers, Shepard Fairey, Retna, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Neck Face, Tauba Auerbach, Swoon, Faile, Anthony Lister, Bäst, Cheryl Dunn, Clare Rojas, Jo Jackson, and Kime Buzzelli.

The gallery continues to thrive, with the rise of new generations of artists influenced by the the game-changing movements Goldberg has championed.  An artist herself (UCSB) and an alumna of the infamous Ruth Schaffner Gallery in Santa Barbara, Goldberg’s lifelong dedication to the surf, skate, urban art, and independent design worlds garnered her further success in surf wear, textile and interior design, and art direction. In today’s hybrid zeitgeist, boundaries between the worlds of fine art, fashion, and progressive industry design are meaningless — a freestyle state of things pioneers like Goldberg (as chronicled in her journeys from the pages of Juxtapoz to Artforum to Vogue and back) are responsible for creating by example.


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 Ferus 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.