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Cade Tompkins’ focus is contemporary art, featuring work by emerging artists as well as mid-career and established artists in various mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing, installations, printmaking, and photography.

Cade Tompkins has been a contemporary art dealer for 30 years, first in New York while working for Brooke Alexander Gallery from 1981-1992 and then working as a private dealer creating special exhibitions in and around New York. In 1998, Cade and her family moved from New York to Providence, Rhode Island. Cade Tompkins Projects opened September 25, 2009 and to date has featured over 38 exhibitions. Cade Tompkins graduated from the Appraisal Studies in Art Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in conjunction with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)  and is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2018-2019) compliant. Gallery clients range from new collectors, corporate collectors and seasoned art connoisseurs. Cade Tompkins is interested in finding art for clients at all levels of collecting.

Collaborations with many important institutions include the Rhode Island School of Design’s RISD Editions;  Brown University,  as well as national and international museum exhibitions and collections of works by represented artists. These include, but are not limited to, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO;  Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; International Print Center, NY; Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI; The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, NY; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; The Library of Congress and the Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC; Saint Louis Museum of Art, MO; Florence Griswold Museum, CT; and Yale University Art Gallery, CT.

Cade Tompkins Projects exhibited at Master Drawings New York 2018, Cleveland Museum of Art Print Fair 2017,  Art in an Airstream during the IFPDA Print Fair 2016, and has exhibited at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2016, 2017, and 2018), the Editions/Artists’ Book Fair (2006 to 2013), both in New York City, and NEXT Fair, Chicago (2010 and 2011). Cade Tompkins Projects is listed on Artsy and is a member of ArtTable and IFPDA, International Fine Print Dealers Association.

The gallery is open Saturdays 10am-6pm and weekdays by appointment. The gallery entrance is on Fones alley between Angell Street and Waterman Street on the ground level.

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