Formed in 1974, Gallery 25 is a non-profit organization and one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the United States. It has been a forum for contemporary art since its inception.
The gallery was founded by Joyce Aiken, Professor of Art at California State University, Fresno. Professor Aiken was the director of the second Feminist Art program, the first was created by Judy Chicago at CSUF in 1970. The program focused on women creating artwork from their experience as women. By establishing the gallery, Aiken gave the women in the program the chance to exhibit their work to the public and gain professional experience as artists. In 1989 the gallery opened its membership to men as well as women.
Due to the pandemic Gallery 25 is currently a virtual gallery. Our website and the latest videos featuring our artwork can be enjoyed by accessing our website at www.gallery25.org