The Gallery focuses on contemporary art with a strong focus in fine art photography: our mission is to showcase visionary artists to an international audience. With an educational program being developed, including guest lecturers varying from artists, critics, curators and professors, the Gallery will serve as an important platform for exchanges within the art community. We aim to become a pivotal resource for artists and collectors, as well as the other individuals that comprise the visual arts community. The Joy Wai Gallery journey is an exciting one as we continue to enjoy our development.
About Joy Wai: Joy Wai is the founder and curator of the Gallery and goes by the motto, “Art is Life and Life is Art”.
Ms. Wai grew up and learned Chinese Painting in her grandfather’s studio, Hui Xiao Tong, a great artist and remarkable collector. He co-founded The Beijing National Art College and was her first art teacher and mentor in life. Today, her business practices in the art world have made her many ties throughout China and Hong Kong.
Joy describes her life as fragmented, “its just like I have had four lives. Sometimes the distance and time between them make me feel that these lives are disconnected. It is only art that makes my whole life connected, stronger and richer.” She believes that playing and practicing with the creation of art makes life rich and beautiful. The vibrancy of New York’s art world has allowed her to follow her dream of creating a gallery space.