Matteawan Gallery opened in March 2013 at 464 Main Street in Beacon, NY, and moved to a larger space at 436 Main Street in September 2015. The gallery specialized in contemporary art by mid-career and emerging artists, often with a focus on process and materials. Matteawan Gallery closed in October 2018.
Gallery Director Karlyn Benson has over 20 years of experience in museums and galleries. For 6 years she worked in the Registrar Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Previously, she was the gallery manager at Candace Perich Gallery, a contemporary photography gallery in Katonah, NY. Karlyn received an MA in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin and a BA in Art History from SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY.