Sweeney Kaye was founded in 2016. The gallery shares the space with Small Works Oakland at the Macarthur annex.
The space is run by Andrew Berg Sweeney who, in addition to being a fine art framer in San Francisco, has been promoting emerging and mid-career artists who do not have gallery representation by curating at Tartine Bakery in SF and organizing events. Sweeney was introduced to the Bay Area art scene through Triple Base Gallery (a collaboration between Dina Pugh, Joyce Grimm and Oliver Halsman Rosenberg,) and has also worked to continue promoting the artists and aesthetic of Triple Base since its closing. The gallery will expand that mission. For 2017, Sweeney Kaye will feature an all female artist lineup.