folioeast showcases a select group of contemporary artists who work and exhibit on the East End of Long Island. Our mission is to connect art buyers with these exceptionally talented artists through studio visits and exhibitions. We also offer online sales and shipping.

Browse the artists’ portfolios in our online gallery—a sampling of available work (the dimensions given are for unframed pieces). If you see artwork you like, we can arrange a studio visit or private viewing.  We can also facilitate commissions in some cases.  If you would like to purchase online, contact us for more information about pricing, framing, and shipping.

We will be continually adding new collections and accouncing upcoming exhibits and events. Please add your name to the mailing list so we can keep you posted!

 


 

coco myers, founder

I grew up in East Hampton among the Abstract Expressionists, many of whom were family friends. They came to pot luck dinners at my house, wonderfully raucous affairs, and their paintings hung on the walls—frequently rotated, depending on which artists were coming over that night. My taste in art and my affinity for artists was formed early and indelibly. My own collection of art is drawn largely from the East End.

I went on to get my B.A. in art history at Princeton and then worked for many years as an editor and writer in Manhattan at various style and fashion magazines, including Elle, Mirabella and Allure. I moved back to East Hampton to raise my three sons with my late husband, a modern architect, and freelanced for Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times, among other publications. 

Returning to my love of art, I founded folioeast in January, 2016. I feel like I'm in my element curating shows studios and working with artists whose work inspires me. I'm happy to have been elected  a member of the East Hampton Arts Council and thrilled to be a part of the thriving East End arts community.

 

kay spear gibson, associate

I too grew up in East Hampton (Coco and I have been friends since the second grade) and my parents also instilled in me an early appreciation for art and style. My father was an avid sailor and amateur photographer, a familiar figure around town with his Rolleiflex. His photographs, sometimes still wet from the darkroom, hung from clothespins all over our house and regularly appeared on the front page of The East Hampton Star. My stylish British mother ran errands dressed in her kitten heels, behind the wheel of an old Alpha Romeo.   

I studied literature and drawing at Smith College, then moved to New York, where  I went on to become the art director at Conde Nast, first at Mademoiselle and then at GQ  magazine.

In 1999, I moved back to East Hampton with my husband, an art critic and editor, and our two children. I am thrilled to be part of the folioeast team, immersed in this rich artistic community where I have spent so much of my life.