We believe in providing equitable access to exhibit space, creative resources, and mentorship. Our aim includes promoting diversity within contemporary art and community arts programming. The Boiler is a space dedicated to supporting artists who share in our vision. We believe creating a hub for community engagement within the arts is essential. The Boiler is committed to nurturing emerging artists while continuously celebrating established Artists. Our ongoing Art Education program “Steam Works” In partnership with ELM Foundation, exemplifies our “Arts Community Empowering Community Arts” endeavor by providing students the opportunity to learn directly from each exhibiting artist. We hope to inspire the next generation of artists and creatives through free workshops and classes that focus on the specialty, media, or discipline of the current Boiler Artist’s works. With each unique experience, we strive to promote the transformative power of art.
The Boiler plays host to a variety of events. We selectively partner with local businesses, institutions, schools, musicians, and brands that share our values. All activities held in The Boiler, go to fund programming for the kids of ELM Foundation. The Boiler space, when activated by creative communities, gathers a special kind of steam, empowerment.
The Boiler, a historic industrial space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was transformed into a gallery and site of a burgeoning art scene with the efforts of Joe Amrhein of Pierogi Gallery in the early 2000s The vision of the space was to push the boundaries of what a white box gallery could be. The Boiler quickly became known as a space for artists who wanted to push the boundaries of fine art.
The Boiler, while no longer affiliated with Pierogi Gallery, continues to preserve the legacy with its non-profit initiatives and pushes forward; utilizing the space for cutting-edge contemporary art while integrating and expanding its programming on a larger scale and promoting arts education in the community.
Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo,
A Grain of Salt | Un Grano de Sal
February 25th – March 11th
We’re proud to announce our first exhibition of the year, “A Grain of Salt | Un Grano de Sal,” a new body of work by Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo. (@estudioruizlorenzo)
Join us Saturday, February 25th for the opening reception, 6 pm – 9 pm
Ruíz Lorenzo’s work merges the history and political narratives of Puerto Rico’s colonial relationships to Spain and the United States. His artistic practice is a process of conceptualizing and creating new possibilities through visual decolonization and resistance.
Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo was born of Puerto Rican parentage in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and raised in the High Bridge Section of The Bronx. Ruíz Lorenzo is an artist, writer, teacher and curator based in New York City.
GALLERY HOURS 02.27–3.11.23
Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
191 North 14th Street Brooklyn, NY
Marria Pratts, Melted with U
Ben Hagari, I, Pencil
Group Show, Echoes Are Visible
Tomas Vu, The Man Who Fell to Earth 76|22
Nathan West, 8 BALL
John Morton & Rahul Saggar, Hand Work & Wear We Are
Group Show, In The Boiler
Emma Fujiko Hammond-Thomas, Bound
Baris Gokturk, All Saints
James Hyde, Four Magnascos