Former Nino Mier Senior Director to Open Her Own Gallery in Dealer’s Closed LA Spaces

Megan Mulrooney, a former senior director at Nino Mier Gallery, will open her open gallery in three spaces in Los Angeles previously run by her former employer.

“As a born-and-raised Angeleno, I seek for my gallery to embody the creative spirit of Los Angeles and its rich artistic traditions,” Mulrooney told ARTnews in an email. “I’m eager to cultivate a space that fosters community and intergenerational dialogues, bringing together established and emerging artists to showcase not only their varied practices, but their curatorial visions as well.”

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Nino Mier Gallery shuttered the LA spaces earlier this year after the Art Newspaper published a report accusing dealer Nino Mier of underpaying artists. The gallery subsequently said it would investigate the claims.

Then, not long afterward, Mier announced he would close his LA galleries, writing that the move was “a strategic business decision that has been under careful consideration for some time, and has nothing to do with recent media reports.” His gallery continues to operate spaces in New York and Brussels.

Mulrooney’s gallery will be sited in three of the four spaces previously run by Mier, whose gallery she joined as a director in 2018. She was later promoted to senior director in 2022.

At Nino Mier, Mulrooney spearheaded the opening of the gallery’s West Hollywood space, as well as the launch of an artist residency program in Cologne, Germany. She had previously also held positions at Paddle8 and Sotheby’s.

A spokesperson for Mulrooney told ARTnews that Mier is in no way involved with her new gallery, to officially be called Megan Mulrooney Gallery. Its first exhibitions, solo show for artists Piper Bangs and Marin Majic, will open on September 14.


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