The Hole is a contemporary art gallery run by Kathy Grayson. Opened July of 2010, our 3800 sq. ft. storefront on the Bowery borders the Lower East Side and NoLIta neighborhoods of Manhattan. The Hole presents monthly solo and group exhibitions with a focus on emerging art and thematic group exhibitions. We represent more than fifteen artists from America and abroad, and have exhibited over 200 more. Often two exhibitions run simultaneously in our space while works by gallery artists are available in our rear showroom.

In between exhibitions we host performances, events and special projects across disciplines to support collaboration and the downtown artist community.


Kathy Grayson  Owner/Director

Raymond Bulman _ Directorraymond@theholenyc.com

Julien Pomerleau _ Operations Directorjulien@theholenyc.com

Peter Tchelebi _ Bookkeeperaccounting@theholenyc.com

Hope Christerson _ Gallery Associate _ hope@theholenyc.com

Harley Smart _ Publications_ harley@anteism.com

Julianna Vezzetti _  Shop Manager _ shop@theholenyc.com

Fabiola Beracasa _ Creative Director _ fab@theholenyc.com


General inquiries:_ poke@theholenyc.com

Events and rentals:_ hope@theholenyc.com


Hours: The Hole is open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-7pm and by appointment.l

Location: We are located at 312 Bowery between Houston and Bleecker streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The closest train stations are Bleecker Street 6 train and Broadway-Lafayette B, D, F, and M trains.

Phone: 212-466-1100


Submissions: Please email poke@theholenyc.com images and information about your work. Please do not mail or bring in artworks.

Internships: The Hole offers internships working closely with staff on all aspects of running and maintaining a contemporary art gallery. Internships generally require a commitment of three days per week for a minimum of three months. To apply please email cover letter and resume to poke@theholenyc.com with “Internship” in the subject line.


The Hole is proud to be part of the LES Galleries network, please find below some of our favorite art exhibitions within walking distance of our gallery:

The New Museum 335 Bowery 

Lehman Maupin 201 Chrystie Street

Sperone Westwater 257 Bowery

Salon 94 243 Bowery

Zurcher Gallery 33 Bleecker

Andrew Edlin 212 Bowery

11R 195 Chrystie

James Fuentes 55 Delancey

Canada 333 Broome

International Center of Photography Museum 250 Bowery

Arsenal Contemporary 214 Bowery

Turn 37 E 1st

Steven Harvey 208 Forsyth

Kristen Lorello 195 Chrystie

Gallery Max NY 552 Broadway

Tibor de Nagy 15 Rivington

Betty Cunningham 15 Rivington

Frosh & Portmann 53 Stanton

Peter Blum 176 Grand

Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry

Nicelle Beauchene 327 Broome

WhiteBox 329 Broome

Derek Eller 300 Broome

Callicoon Fine Arts 49 Delancey

Lyle O. Reitzel 139 Eldridge

1969 103 Allen

Galerie Richard 121 Orchard

Bitforms 131 Allen

Envoy Enterprises 87 Rivington

Perrotin 130 Orchard

Danziger 95 Rivington

Brennan & Griffin 122 Norfolk

Cuchifritos 120 Essex

Pierogi 155 Suffolk

Richard Tattinger 154 Ludlow

Bureau 178 Norfolk

Chapter NY 249 East Houston

Elizabeth Houston 190 Orchard