Art-Life is dedicated to art practice as inquiry. The gallery specializes in works on paper, and offers workshops in conjunction with our exhibitions.
Sketches can reveal the thinking, research, and working process of an artist. Often hard to find, drawings and paste-ups add insight and balance paintings, sculpture, and video you might already own or plan to acquire, and are a valuable asset for collectors.
Workshops explore the thinking behind art works, share resources, and help to build skills, allowing you and your family to experiment. First, grasp basic concepts, then apply and adapt them. Drawing lessons, in particular, requires you to observe, to look and look again, analyze structure, and see colour interaction.
The gallery represents artists in Shanghai, New York & Hong Kong who are established, mid- or late-career, with works in major museums and private collections.
Part of our mission is to show how artists delve into problems, by reading, research, and viewing related artworks. History and surveys of works in a given genre, material, oeuvre carry over to the joy of collecting. Making and collecting art both partake of a process of reading the past, to inform present action and reflection.
Founded in 2015 in Hong Kong's historic printing and paper district, Art-Life Gallery Workshop highlights Hong Kong's unique resources and creative entrepreneurship. We curate art exhibits and gives workshops in conjunction.
Our guiding idea is that art is for life. It goes hand-in-hand with critical thinking and the ability to conceptualize and affect people. Making art requires experimentation with form and material. It is a skill in itself, and draws together the skill sets of logic, reading, and maths.
Kathryn Lowry brings expertise in fine art and Chinese language to the gallery, trained at The Cooper Union for Art in New York, Princeton University, and Harvard (Ph.D.).
Her interest in artists' lives and practice led to a vision for home and office: Reading, familiarity with artwork, and design are key to clear, simple expression. The experiences of making art, revising, reading and research complement one another to make Art-Life.