Gallerist Joanna Fink of Alpha Gallery: Connections between Art & Audience

Updated: Jan 10




Joanna Fink is the Director of Alpha Gallery, a highly successful gallery in Boston, MA that focuses on contemporary painting and works on paper. Alpha represents incredible painters such as Susanna Coffey and William Bailey, exhibits emerging talent in the annual New Talent Show, and holds special shows of master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Fairfield Porter, Max Beckmann, Arnulf Rainer, Arthur Dove, John Marin, as well as Milton Avery, whose estate Alpha represents.


Alpha hits a sweet spot of showing powerhouse painters while supporting emerging artists and giving viewers work that speaks to their exhibiting artists' history. This is why Alpha has such a strong program and why I personally love to return to this space whenever I am in Boston.


In this interview, Joanna and I talk about her background growing up in an artist family, studying art, and the path that led her to become Director of Alpha Gallery in Boston, MA. Art mingles with family and audience as we discuss studio visits and exhibitions Joanna has curated.


Alpha Gallery was founded in 1967 with a mission to present museum-quality contemporary art as well as modern master prints and American masters of the 20th century and is a founding member of the Boston Art Dealers Association.


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Susanna Coffey, Water Years III, 2006 oil on panel, 12 x 15 inches

Susanna Coffey, Central Park from National Academy’s Last 5th Ave. Office, 2018 oil on panel, 8 x 6 inches

Jill Grimes, Magnolias, 2018 oil on canvas, 56 x 36 inches

Stephanie Pierce, Untitled, 2014 oil on canvas mounted on panel, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Fall Dana Clancy, Image Exchange, 2017 mixed media on panel, 24 x 36 inches