Launch F18 was founded in 2010 by artists and curators Tim Dononvan and Sam Trioli. Initially entitled Launch Art, the two formed a partnership organizing a number of exhibitions in semi-permanent locations along the east coast. As interest and opportunities grew, Launch Art required a more permanent location, finding its new home at 373 Broadway in Tribeca and the name Launch F18 was conceived. Since 2010, over 40 exhibitions have been presented in this project space, showing the work of established and emerging artists, including thoughtful exhibitions by gallery artists: Nathan Dilworth, Andrej Dubravsky, Tyler Lafreniere, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice and Bradford Willingham.
In 2015, Launch F18 moved to 94 Allen Street and in that time conducted eleven exhibtiions, mounting shows with artists Eric Freeman, Matt Ducklo with curatorial projects by Jack Pierson, Dan Nadel and others. In 2016 the gallery moved back to its former location at 373 Broadway and continues to explore curatorial projects, gallery exhibitions and offsite projects through out the East Coast. In 2017 the program announced the Launch F18 Collection, which includes over 200 works from contemorary artists such as Jack Pierson, Tony Oursler, Helen Aylon, Christo, Yayo Kusama, Howardena Pindell, Terrence Koh and many others.