Launched in spring 2007, Transformer's FlatFile is an evolving collection of two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums including: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, zines and more. All artworks are sized at or below 16” x 20", and priced at or under $500. 

The more than 400 original artworks in the FlatFile are curated by Transformer staff to reflect our organization’s mission to support a diversity of emerging artists, creative aesthetics, and art practices. Works from Transformer’s FlatFile have been presented in art fairs, international exhibitions, and pop up initiatives, and are ideal for both emerging and established collectors. 

The program is open to both artists that have exhibited with Transformer in the past, and those who are new to Transformer.

All Transformer FlatFile artworks are available for viewing and purchase at Transformer's online FlatFile Store, and by appointment at Transformer’s 1404 P Street, NW exhibition space. FlatFile gift certificates are also available.



Artists who wish to submit their artwork and/or exhibition proposals are encouraged to email us at flatfile@transformerdc.org with the following:

> An artist statement/short statement about the body of work you are presenting for review.

> Resume and/or short bio;

> 5 - 10 jpeg images of your artwork/the work being proposed with size, edition #, and price info;

> Any other relevant materials, such as press coverage.

For further information about purchasing work from Transformer's FlatFile, or questions about submitting work samples for consideration of inclusion, please contact us at flatfile@transformerdc.org.



A Multi-Venue FlatFile Exhibition & Online Program Series
December 12 – February 20, 2021

Centered around Transformer’s ever-evolving FlatFile program, Evoking the Senses will feature a rotating display of artworks presented within Transformer’s storefront, a pop-up exhibition at the LINE DC, and SMUDGE: a two-day in-person exhibition at the now ‘empty’ home/studio of artists, Amy Hughes Braden & Alex Braden. Additionally, multiple layers of artist-driven projects and events will be presented online throughout this winter.

Find out more here.