104 W. Parrish Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
+1 919 485 9602
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11AM–6PM and by appointment
About Ella West Gallery
Ella West is a contemporary gallery dedicated to diverse, underrepresented artists from around the world who are committed to pushing the boundaries of art that will redefine art history. For decades, there has been an outsized focus on the European male experience in art history. Ella West Gallery will work to reorient that focus by creating space for Black people, people of color, women, and other marginalized communities who have been historically underrepresented based on race, sex, national origin, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
About the FounderLinda Shropshire
Inspired by an early art education and an instructor who influenced the career of artist Ernie Barnes, Linda has spent decades as a collector and advocate for the arts. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, she has called Durham home since 1993. She is on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Museum of Art and serves to steward the museum’s permanent collection as part of the art acquisition committee. As a member of the Black Trustee Alliance, Linda spends time in a national collective community of museum and gallery leaders, ensuring museums and institutions create more space for Black artists and those who are traditionally left out of the art history narrative. Linda studied at NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. As a former leader for corporate social responsibility and human rights for a Fortune 100 company, she brings both a passion for art and business acumen to Ella West Gallery.