Anna Kaplan Contemporary is dedicated to providing expertise and guidance to both beginning and established collectors, as well as working with museum, corporate, and other art professionals in the acquisition of contemporary art.
We help collectors find the art that speaks to them and, therefore are committed to exhibiting a diverse group of artists working across varied media with a focus on minimal, abstract and conceptually-driven art practices.
Anna Kaplan Contemporary is formerly BT&C
(Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery).
Anna Kaplan Contemporary is owned and operated by Anna Kaplan. Anna was born and raised in Buffalo and after spending sometime in New York, she returned to the area to pursue her dream of opening a contemporary art gallery. Anna holds a MA in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and a BA in Art History and Italian Studies from Brown University.
Anna is former Curatorial Assistant at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery where she was also Project Manager of the major multi-venue regional exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York 2007. She is also a former adjunct professor in Daemen College’s Visual & Performing Arts Department. Anna’s foray in commercial gallery work began when she launched BT&C Gallery (Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery) in 2013, opening in a physical gallery space at 1250 Niagara Street in June of 2014. In September of 2017, the gallery rebranded and opened as Anna Kaplan Contemporary in a newly renovated space at the same address. Since 2013, Anna has curated dozens of exhibitions, both on Niagara St. and elsewhere as a strong collaborator in the Western New York visual arts community.
Anna is also responsible for the art consultancy, Resource:Art . Resource:Art is a unique collaboration with two other WNY gallerists, Elisabeth Samuels (Indigo Art) and Emily Tucker (Benjaman Gallery Group).
You can follow Anna on Instagram @annarkaplan.