Tif Sigfrids, a dealer who has run a gallery in Athens, Georgia, for more than a decade, has closed up her art space and joined Canada, a blue-chip New York gallery that is well-regarded for its painting shows, as a partner.

Between 2021 and 2023, Sigfrids ran a gallery in New York as well. She is the second dealer in the city to announce a closure this week, after Simone Subal, who will shutter her 12-year-old Lower East Side gallery this month. News of the closure of Sigfrids’s gallery and her hiring by Canada was first reported by Annie Armstrong in Artnet News’s “Wet Paint” column.

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First opened in 2013 in Los Angeles, Tif Sigfrids showed artists such as Thomas Dozol, Mimi Lauter, and Becky Kolsrud. The gallery relocated to Athens, Georgia, in 2018. The gallery’s last show, a group exhibition called “Bedroom Furniture,” closed in May.

“I’ve been doing this thing by myself for 11 years now, and while some people would love to have all that autonomy, I miss being part of a bigger world, or something that feels bigger than myself,” she told Artnet.

Although artists that Sigfrids has shown will be integrated into Canada’s programming, her roster will not be entirely ported over to that gallery.

Canada’s stable includes Katherine Bradford, Katherine Bernhardt, Matt Connors, Samara Golden, Joan Snyder, and Rachel Eulena Williams. In 2018, the gallery relocated from the Lower East Side to Tribeca, which has become one of the central gallery districts in New York.