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

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:_ raymond@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:


11R 195 Chrystie

Abrons Art Center 466 Grand

agnes b. 50 Howard

Andrew Edlin Gallery 212 Bowery

Arsenal Contemporary 214 Bowery

bitforms gallery 131 Allen

Brennan & Griffin 122 Norfolk

Bureau 178 Norfolk

Callicoon Fine Arts 49 Delancey

Canada 333 Broome

Chapter NY 249 E Houston

Danziger Gallery 95 Rivington

Deitch 76 Grand, 18 Wooster

Derek Eller Gallery 300 Broome

envoy enterprises 87 Rivington

Foxy Production 2 E Broadway

Gavin Brown 291 Grand

Howl! 6 E 1st

ICP Museum 250 Bowery


Jack Hanley 327 Broome

James Cohan 291 Grand

James Fuentes 55 Delancey

Johannes Vogt 55 Chrystie

Judd Foundation 101 Spring

Karma 188 E 2nd

Kerry Schuss 34 Orchard

Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery 54 Ludlow

Lehmann Maupin 201 Chrystie Street

Lesley Heller 54 Orchard

Lyles & King 106 Forsyth

Marc Straus 299 Grand

Martos Gallery 41 Elizabeth

Nathalie Karg Gallery 291 Grand

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery 327 Broome

Olsen Gruin 30 Orchard

Other Criteria 458 Broome

Participant Inc. 253 E Houston

Patrick Parrish 50 Lispenard

PERROTIN 130 Orchard

PIEROGI 155 Suffolk

Rachel Uffner Gallery 170 Suffolk

Regina Rex 221 Madison

Richard Taittinger Gallery 154 Ludlow

Romeo 90 Ludlow

Salon 94 243 Bowery

Sargent’s Daughters 179 E Broadway

Shoot the Lobster 138 Eldridge

Simon Preston 301 Broome

Simone Subal 131 Bowery

Sperone Westwater 257 Bowery

Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare

Swiss Institute 102 Franklin

Team Gallery 83 Grand

The Drawing Center 35 Wooster

The New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery

Tibor de Nagy 725 5th

Zürcher Gallery 33 Bleecker