Exterior of Susan Eley Fine Art Hudson NY Hudson, NY
Exterior of Susan Eley Fine Art NYC NYC

About Susan Eley Fine Art

Susan Eley Fine Art was founded in 2006 by Susan Eisner Eley, who continues her tenure as owner and director of the space. Currently, SEFA operates two galleries—on the Lower East Side in NYC and in Hudson in Upstate New York.


Conceived as a salon-style gallery, SEFA NYC was initially situated in an Upper West Side townhouse in Manhattan. Our spaces offer intimate viewing experiences—differentiating our environments from more formal presentations characteristic of the “white cube” gallery model, ubiquitous within dominant contemporary art circles. SEFA hosts a dynamic roster of American and international artists. The program focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists, who work in a range of media—encompassing painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Solo and group exhibitions at both NY venues showcase abstract and figurative work, created by a diverse body of artists from the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe. In addition to its regular exhibition programming, SEFA has hosted artist talks, political fundraisers, literary and poetry salons and panel discussions on a variety of cultural and political topics—as well as participated in art fairs in Miami, Houston, San Francisco, New York City and Toronto. 


SEFA Hudson was established in Summer 2020, initially as a “pandemic pop-up.” Soon after its opening, this satellite space became a principal gallery within the Hudson Valley art scene—integral in welcoming and expanding both local Upstate art communities and visitors to this burgeoning arts region. In Fall 2022, SEFA moved its city location to downtown, joining the dynamic community of the LES art scene. The two-story space has housed our new and mainstay artists in this excellent location.The success of these spaces represents owner Susan Eley’s commitment to adapt to these unprecedented and ever-changing global conditions while continuing to share art with broad audiences. SEFA is a small business that is female-owned and operated, and that supports feminist and BIPOC artists and principles.


Susan Eisner Eley
Owner & Director

Liz Lorenz
Assistant Director
SEFA Hudson 

Shannon O'Deens
Gallery Associate


Director Biography

Portrait of Susan Eley
Before establishing the Gallery, Susan Eisner Eley was an editor and writer for national and regional publications featuring articles on fine art, dance and travel. Eley worked in public relations and education at the Morgan Library & Museum, NY, the Mayor's Art Commission of the City of New York and interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She is also a former professional ballet dancer with the Feld Ballet, NY. Eley has a BA in Art History from Brown University and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

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