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, PHAIDON, and Radius 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. Our team is excited to engage with the community, to host, connect and inform about our relevant artists, and their works.


View 2022 Represented Artists Digital Catalog



Gallery Hours 

Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5



412 South 700 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84104



(801) 355-3383



  • 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.



  • Venue Rental

    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.