STRYCHNIN operates as a unique platform for artists worldwide, advocating collaboration as well as the constant creation of new projects and the development of individual creativity.

The gallery was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1998 and opened a European showroom in Berlin in 2002. STRYCHNIN also continues to host pop up shows through the galleries very own art agency in NYC, London and many other cities all over the world. STRYCHNIN and its agencies publish books, CD covers and also collaborate with a UK based porcelain manufacturer, spearheading the Renaissance of English ceramics.

Additionally, STRYCHNIN has successfully participated in several major European art fairs such as Liste Cologne, Art.Fair 21 and BLOOOM in Cologne, SCOPE  Basel, Kunstsalon Berlin, Bridge Art Fair in London, Artief in Diest, Arte Bolzano, Fusion 5 Festival in Cannes, Fashion Week in NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome and the Museum of Natural History in Reggio Emilia as well as several gala and charity events, leaving a lasting impression on collectors, curators, journalists and visitors alike.

Owned by curator Yasha Young, STRYCHNIN remains dedicated to presenting emerging American, Canadian and Japanese artists to the European art world and vice versa. With a steady flow of shows opening worldwide STRYCHNIN features a variety of artists with particular individual styles rather than artists belonging to a collective "hip" movement.

The works are finally more about a personal feeling than a universal claim. Far from presenting a mere random selection of purely referential works, however, STRYCHNIN chooses to cherish the individual, both artist and viewer, and to thrive on the contradictions we all carry within us.


Space in Berlin