Onishi Gallery presents contemporary works by artists from Japan and from other Asian nations. Founder Nana Onishi worked as a curator in Japan, Italy, and New York before launching the gallery in Chelsea in 2005. Onishi Gallery has fast become a favored a venue for encountering contemporary art of visibly Asian roots. Its exhibitions span a diversity of media, including new explorations in traditional art forms, as well as ambitious experimentation in new formats.
Activity by Onishi Gallery in promoting international artistic exchange transcends the gallery’s Chelsea location and embraces the New York community. The gallery works closely, for instance, with the New York–based Japan Society. It also collaborates in exhibitions and in other undertakings with the United Nations Staff Recreation Council’s Friendship Club, with the Kyoto Culture Association, and with other partners.
Although indisputably contemporary and relevant in the art world today, the artists represented by Onishi Gallery embrace traditions, both in terms of practice and process. It is a melding of past and present, which makes the artwork so dynamic and historically rich. Keeping with the theme of merging the traditional with the novel, the collaboration between the Musée du Louvre and Dai Nippon Printing strives to study the artwork of masters using a fresh approach, utilizing highly innovative technology. The recent exhibition, Canon’s Mixed Reality Technology, also showcases the results of forward-thinking minds, as nothing of it’s kind is even on the market yet.
Onishi Gallery’s artists are represented in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.
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