New Gallery by Meadows Alum Named One of the “Hottest” in NYC

Olivia Smith ’11 opens her new gallery space, Magenta Plains, to much acclaim after nearly three years of renovations.

Magenta Plains Gallery
Magenta Plains Gallery

Meadows alum Olivia Smith ’11 opened a new gallery space in NYC last weekend. The gallery, Magenta Plains, was co-founded by Smith, Chris Dorlander and David Deutsch in 2016 and recently moved into a newly renovated space in Chinatown. Currently, the gallery has three exhibition spaces with shows from shows by Ken Lum, Chason Matthams and Liza Lacroix.

ARTnews has recently referred to Magenta Plains as one of the “hottest” galleries in NYC.

Smith, who graduated from the Division of Art program in 2011, is also the daughter of Meadows Professor Carol Leone, chair of piano studies in the Division of Music. Since graduating with her B.F.A., she has created her own artwork, directed an online platform for art prints and editions, and curated multiple gallery shows before co-founding Magenta Plains.

Read more about Olivia Smith’s gallery opening from ARTnews here.