a Lower East Side Gallery created by Alesia Exum and Claire Fleury

Claire Fleury, originally from Amsterdam, lives and works in New York. She has worked as a Dancer, Actress, independent Theatre Director and Playwright, leading her own Theatre Company in the Netherlands for 11 years, and then became Curator and Fashion Designer. With this mix of backgrounds, she brought a vast collection of ideas visions and skills to apply to the ever changing space called Strange Loop Gallery, which she co founded, designed and curated with her partner Alesia Exum.

Alesia Exum is a New York based artist. Her working method is interdisciplinary and recent projects take the form of photographic, text, lighting installations, super 8 film, sound sculptures, curating and collaborating.
Her photographs have been published in numerous magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report, New York, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Exit, PDN.
She was creative director and co-founder of Strange Loop Gallery, New York City.

Together we formed the artistic team of Strange Loop Gallery


"Strange Loop Gallery, known for its inventive programming showcased unknown and emerging artists"

Bedford+Bowery [NY Magazine]


"The gallery might be small, but it is overflowing with tremendous personalities and artists"

NYC Art Daily


"Strange Loop is an amazingly quirky gallery that caters to Queer, fringe and outsider artists....Those of us who don't easily fit into categories and don't want to...they are warm and welcoming and colourful as is their space....its a place full of fun and brilliant imaginations...and i was SO LUCKY to have been included in this show and welcomed into this amazing family of artists!!!"

Wren Britton, Purevile

 Listed as part of 'Ten Best Galleries' in DownTown Magazine 2012