Michael Foley opened his gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery.
In 2009, Foley co-founded The Exhibition Lab, a study center for people involved in various aspects of fine art photography. He is a mentor and coach to dozens of independent photographers with a focus on refining their vision and preparing their work professionally.
Foley continues his interest in educating by serving on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography. He has been a portfolio reviewer at over 25 photography reviews throughout the United States.