Onishi Project was established in 2012 as the art management division of Onishi Gallery, located in Chelsea, an art district of New York City and the center of the contemporary art world. At Onishi Project, we create a global market for emerging and mid-career artists by promoting their artwork in gallery exhibitions, in art fairs, and through dialogue with collectors and museum curators. We organize international shows in which our artists participate, sell their artwork online in our virtual gallery, and integrate them into our established social and professional networks through social media campaigns. Artists who join Onishi Project travel nationally and internationally to meet collectors and curators whose interests match their work. They not only gain exposure through these opportunities, but learn how to promote their work in the international art market.
Onishi Project offers art patrons as much opportunity as it offers to artists. Through our showcasing of emerging and mid-career artists, patrons discover original paintings, sculptures, and photographs at reasonable prices. We provide patrons around the world an enjoyable way to collect art, and the chance to acquire the work of future art world stars.
The mission of Onishi Project is simple and effective: to connect artists and art patrons across the globe. Be a part of this project, and become a part of the international art world.
About the Founder/Director of Onishi Project and Onishi Gallery, Nana Onishi:
Nana Onishi graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in Japan and moved to New York to study contemporary art and art management at Pratt Institute. After curating museum and gallery exhibitions across the U.S. and Europe, she opened Onishi Gallery in Chelsea, New York in 2005 with the mission of promoting international artists all over the world.
In 2006, with the support of New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg, Onishi produced the highly acclaimed “9/11 Memorial Event,” an art project whose theme was the Japanese concept of Kuyo, or ‘memorial service.’ As a result of her work on this memorial project, Onishi was declared one of the “Top 100 Japanese that the World Respects” by Newsweek Japan in 2009.
Artists exhibited at Onishi Gallery are represented in the permanent collections of major museums around the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. The Gallery has produced myriad international exhibitions through collaboration with art partners around the globe, and has presented a broad spectrum of media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, design, and site-specific installation. “We want to help talented artists all over the world,” said Onishi of the wish that gave birth to Onishi Project. The Chelsea art district boasts over 400 galleries and attracts collectors of international reaches. Onishi Gallery and Onishi Project are situated in the heart of this district, and bring you into their circle of creative action.