Since its founding, East Gallery has established a forthright reputation representing Taiwan’s master and contemporary artists, showcasing their greatest achievements for an international public. The gallery plays an important role motivating scholarship, working with museums, and establishing promising young artists.
East Gallery represents artists practicing internationally including Daniel Lee, CJ Yeh, Wen-Yau Wu and Wang Jinsong. Additionally, the gallery exclusively represents sculptor Han Hsu-Tung. The gallery regularly supports Young Art Taipei this year with the emerging artist Lawrence Keaty (b.1986)
Established in 1987, at the end of Martial Law in Taiwan, East Gallery took part in the cultural flowering and economic boom that followed. The gallery first established its reputation representing artists now seen as fundamental to Taiwan’s art history, pioneering exhibitions of historically important colonial and postcolonial artists including Ichikawa Kinichiro (1871–1945) Chen Cheng Po (1895–1947), Chen Chin (1906–1998), Lin Yu-Shan (1907–2004) and Kuo Hsuen-Hu (1908–2012).
East Gallery has taken a leadership role as one of three founding galleries of the Taiwan Art Gallery Association (AGA). Furthermore, establishing ArtTaipei now in its 24th year, one of the oldest fairs in Asia. Twice holding directorship of AGA and bringing guest artists to Taipei including Roberto Matta and Yayoi Kusama.
East Gallery plays an important role in motivating scholarship by publishing books about art and by the direct involvement in the development of private museums dedicated to Taiwan’s history. Most recently having written, “Taiwan—My Role As a Bridge: 40 Years of Art Gallery Evolution” Published by Taiwan’s Artist Magazine in 2017. The book is one of the only primary documents telling the story of Taiwan’s artistic development from a commercial perspective.
As part of the Gallery’s mission to bring our artist to the broadest possible audience, East Gallery has participated in overseas art fairs starting with Shanghai Art Fair 2007, Art Osaka 2008, Shenzhen International Art Fair 2014, Art15 London and KIAF Seoul ’03, ’04, ’16 and ’17.