About Us

Steven vail fine arts

American and European modern and contemporary works on paper and original prints by artists of international reputation

Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room is an exhibition space for modern and contemporary prints, multiples and works on paper that include artists from around the world. SVFA, a global leader in the acquisition and sale of high quality modern and contemporary art, is the only commercial gallery in the US to represent World House Editions and Polígrafa Obra Gráfica works in edition. 

Since its inception in 2009 at its current location, the gallery has mounted exhibitions of work by leading American and international artists that have included Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Jaume Plensa, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt and Chuck Close. With historic expertise in the New York School, Vail’s private dealing, curatorial work and art historical research have catalyzed sales of major works to numerous private and institutional collectors in the Americas, and secured a significant clientele in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. SVFA-Project Room is an internationally respected resource for advising and consulting in the acquisition and sale of high quality works for their clients and is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers Association. Whether an individual, institution or corporation who is new to the art market, or very knowledgeable of its trends, SVFA-Project Room can help you start or add to an existing collection, making the experience educational, exciting and rewarding while working within your parameters.

Steven Vail Fine Arts – Project Room is located in the culturally vibrant Des Moines, Iowa - home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals, the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden and the Des Moines Arts Center, in addition to the Iowa caucus, which brings visitors from around the world. The organization continues with an international, high profile program of exhibitions.

We'd like to thank Christensen Development and the architecture firms, IDEAA Architecture, and spiller. 
for their expertise in the creation of our new bespoke location at 1501 Walnut Street in Des Moines, Iowa.