Modern West is a gallery created by Diane Stewart to support established and emerging contemporary artists who, in compelling and varied ways, reframe our understanding of the West. The gallery opened in 2014 in downtown Salt Lake City and relocated further West, to a larger location, 412 South 700 West in 2019.
Representing approximately 30 artists the gallery also features guest artists in curatorially driven shows. With our expansion we have integrated a curated selection of TASCHEN books, an outdoor sculpture courtyard and a creative event space, upstairs@Modern West.
We host regular artists workshops and lecture series to engage our patrons. Through thoughtful exhibitions, the gallery illuminates both new and historical bodies of work that are relevant and meaningful for today's audiences. Our beautiful space is also available for events, meetings, photography and community gatherings.
Our mission is not only to educate and inform, but to inspire and enlighten through community minded events that drive social causes and are reflected in our artists work. Shalee Cooper, Rennie Robbins, Sophie Schwabacher & Christopher Woodward are excited to engage the community to gather in the space and experience art with a contemporary influence.
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 2
412 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Artist Submission Process
The gallery is currently not adding artists to our stable. However, we always love to view new work. If you are interested in submitting your portfolio, please review the artists we currently represent to see if you think you would be a good fit. Download our application form and please fill it out completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications will be kept on file and the gallery director will reach out to you if there is an opening in artist representation.
Modern West offers flexible event venue space, offering multiple rooms to rent for your public and private events. The upstairs at Modern West incorperates mutiple seating areas and arraingments, small rooms for intimate gatherings and a conference room. Modern West is a space for creativity, community and inspiration and we host workshops, lectures, classes and other events.