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All in One”
Inaugural Group Exhibition
October 5 to November 4, 2017

Virginia Wagner

November 9 to December 9, 2017

Ashley Zelinskie

Future Works 
December 14, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Celia GerardEmily Auchincloss

Anima Mundi 
January 18 to February 17, 2018

Joness JonesBrigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow

February 23 to March 22, 2018


“Around Us”

Group Exhibition
April 4 to May 4, 2018


Keigo TakahashiAli NormanKristine Virsis

May 10 to June 4, 2018


James McClungKyp Malone
Two Horizons
June 7 to July 7, 2018




The Kate Oh Gallery is pleased to announce its second group exhibition, Around Us. The show was organized around the idea of artists supporting artists and it practices what it preaches. The gallery is artist-run and the curator, Pema Rinzin, is a Tibetan Contemporary Painter who has chosen to feature a diverse cross-section of New York’s creative community. The selection of artworks comes out of Rinzin’s personal history as a Tibetan immigrant to New York and the network of artists that has supported him here.

Rinzin, who moved to New York as an Artist in Residence for the Rubin Museum in 2005(till 2008), is conscious that the dialogue around Tibetan art in the West is exoticized in a way that often alienates and generalizes. His own trajectory, having painted and taught in India, Japan, Germany, and now the U.S., is a testament to the fact that Tibetan artists are influenced by and contributing to the cannon of art on the international stage.

In addition to his renowned career as a painter, Rinzin’s legacy is to spotlight the talents of individual Tibetan artists. Around Us features four other Tibetan and Tibetan-American artists and places them in context with a diverse group of international peers, including those of Korean, Columbian, American, Japanese and Russian descent.

The artists in Around Us don’t see artistic community as a means to an end but, rather, reason enough to pursue the difficult life of an artist in New York. They value support over competition and the exchange of ideas as paramount. The exhibition is a celebration of the fruit of these relationships. Some of the artists are just beginning to exhibit, while others, such as Swoon and Tiffany Bozic, are internationally recognized.

When Rinzin first came to New York, he was disheartened by art institutions that took advantage of artists. It was only through the creative individuals he met along the way that he was buoyed artistically and able to find a home here. Around Us is his chance to give back to the artists who have enriched his life by sharing their voices with you.


“Each has cultivated an inner voice,
an inner vision, which compels them to create their work,
regardless of the circumstances.”

Kate Oh Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery and its inaugural exhibition All in One. All in One is a special group exhibition, which features works by 21 internationally acclaimed artists. Organized by guest curator Pema Rinzin, All in One is on view Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, November 4, at Kate Oh Gallery, 50 East 72nd Street #3A, New York, NY, 10021

Featured Artists: Swoon, Tiffany Bozic, Celia Gerard, Ali Norman, Kyp Malone, Ashley Zelinskie, Mi Ju, Pema Rinzin, Emily Auchincloss, James Sondow, Ink Dwell, Kristine Virsis, James McClung, Ryan Bradley, Sung Won Yun, Virginia Wagner, Yuri Shimojo, Tsultrim Tenzin, Sonam Yeshi, David Demers and Susan McDonnell Pema Rinzin,

All in One is the first exhibition to be opened at the Kate Oh Gallery. Curated by contemporary Tibetan artist Pema Rinzin, the selection of work reflects the gallery’s mission: to be inclusive and international. The sense of community is strong within the chosen artists, many of whom have shown or worked together in the past and who are connected through their shared respect for traditional materials and mutual desire to bring elements of various traditions into the contemporary moment. The title of the exhibition also speaks to the camaraderie of artists who come together to uplift and honor each other’s work. For Rinzin, the notion of community resonates deeply on personal and philosophical levels. Throughout the ups and downs of his artistic journey, which has spanned three continents, the people who gave him hope and support were artists. Now, as this country faces deep division and a government that aims to incite fear and distrust, it is urgent to strengthen and listen to our diverse communities of artists. Those in this exhibition range broadly in degrees of renown and nationality, but they share a singular defining trait; each has cultivated an inner voice, an inner vision, which compels them to create their work, regardless of the circumstances.

About Pema Rinzin Pema
Rinzin was born in Tibet in 1966 and grew up in Dharamsala, India, where he studied with Kalsang Oshoe, Khepa Gonpo, Rigdzin Paljor, and other master artists from 1979 to 1983. Rinzin subsequently taught Art History and cartoon drawing for eight years at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala. From 1995 to 2004, he worked and taught at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan. From 2002 to 2005, he divided his time between Japan and Wurzburg, Germany, where he was an artist-in-residence at the Brush & Color Studio. From 2005 to 2008, Rinzin was an artist-in-residence at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. In the Artist-in-Residence Showcase, his works were exhibited alongside paintings from the RMA collection ranging from the 1400’s to 2000’s. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are held in public and private collections worldwide, most notably at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan, and the Rubin Museum of Art. As of 2009 he left the traditional painting realm and cultivated his contemporary art practice. Pema Rinzin lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he founded the New York Tibetan Art Studio. Rinzin is currently represented by Joshua Liner Gallery in New York.

About Kate Oh Gallery
Founded in 2017 by Kate Oh, the gallery is committed to supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a range of media, from paintings and works on paper to sculpture, performance, and experimental installations. The mission of the gallery is to advocate for the work of lesser-known artists through exhibitions that introduce collectors and the general public to the work. The exhibition program is both diverse and inclusive, showcasing the work of non-western and western artists alike. The Kate Oh Gallery aims to establish broad ranging partnerships that will create opportunities for artists to expand their practice in diverse settings beyond the gallery walls. The Kate Oh Gallery, located at 50 East 72nd Street between Park and Madison Avenue, is open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm by appointment. It is fully accessible by wheelchair. Please contact the gallery for inquiries, images and interview requests:

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Opening Reception of Pema Rinzin third solo show ‘Wings of Joy” at Joshua Liner Gallery , Chelsea, New York.
The show will be open from March 17 – April 16, 2016.

Photo Courtesy of Pema Rinzin. Contemporary Tibetan Artist, Curator, Founder, Critic and Teacher at New York Tibetan Art Studio (School).

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