Karan Ruhlen Gallery opened in 1993 and is often called one of Santa Fe's most pre-eminent contemporary galleries. The gallery features abstract, minimal, and realistic paintings and drawings, as well as sculpture, by regional and nationally known artists. Most of the artists have resided in New Mexico 15 to 55 years. Karan is a veteran painter and arts advocate for 30 years. \n\nKaran Ruhlen Gallery is the exclusive dealer of legendary New Mexico Modernist Janet Lippincott (born 1918), former student of Emil Bistram's Abstract Transcendental School in the late 40s.