Established by Simon Abrahms in 2011 in West Hartford, Connecticut and then Northampton, Massachusetts, Chesterfield Gallery spent its first six years exhibiting contemporary glass sculpture and installations.

With its move to Manhattan's Lower East Side in 2016, the gallery is restaging its purpose to act as a platform for leading emerging and mid-career international artists with non-traditional techniques and approaches to materials, with a primary focus in sculpture and large scale installations.