LAUNCH F18 was founded in 2011 by Tim Donovan and Sam Trioli. Since then, the program has conducted over 50 exhibitions, showing the work of emerging, mid career and established artists, including thoughtful exhibitions by gallery artists: CHIAOZZA, Nathan Dilworth, Andrej Dubravsky, Eric Freeman, B.D. Graft, Meena Hasan, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice, Didi Rojas and Bradford Willingham.
In 2015, the moved to 94 Allen Street and in that time conducted eleven exhibitions, mounting shows with artists Eric Freeman, Matt Ducklo, Nathaniel Robinson, with curatorial projects by Jack Pierson, Dan Nadel and others. In 2016 the gallery returned to its Tribeca location where it continues to organize meaningful and ambitious exhibitions