The Gallery has always been attached to the personality of founder, Steven Mendelson. Intimate relationships with his artists and clients have marked his 30plus years as an artist, gallery owner, writer, world traveler and art collector.
Early exhibitions include first American shows for Not Vital, Patrick Hughes, Emil Lukas and many others who remain important in today's art world. He has also shown and collected works by Mapplethorpe, Haring, Bourgeois, Keiffer, Vik Muniz, Warhol, Man Ray, Chamberlain and Rauschenberg.
Always open and engaged in the local art scene, Mendelson has exhibited David Lewis, Thad Mosley, Ben Matthews, Mark Gualtieri, Terry Shutko and scores of others over his decades of exhibits at his confiscated bordello (bought from the IRS!) that he personally transformed into both a home and salon/gallery space in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh.
For two years, Mendelson also lived and ran a successful branch of Mendelson Gallery in the cheeky 6eme arrondissement in Paris.
He spends his time engaged in his own art, traveling to art fairs, working on an autobiographical novel (never-ending) and presenting exhibits in his gallery.
MENDELSON GALLERY 5874 ELLSWORTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15232 PHONE: 412 361-8664 <12 TO 5 PM > WED THRU SAT OR BY APPOINTMENT