RADIATE Artist & Collector Holiday Mixer

Hello artists & art lovers,

We want to thank everyone for an incredible 2018 at Kai Lin Art! We have had some amazing shows and awesome support this year and couldn’t have done it without your patronage.

Our current exhibition, RADIATE, is the culmination of the past 10 years of our gallery and will be on display through Saturday, January 5th, 2019.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the work, we will be having some extended hours:

RADIATE ARTIST & COLLECTOR HOLIDAY MIXER
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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This will be a great chance to see the show and meet the artists at the gallery and maybe get the perfect gift for that special someone.

Catch up with us over some seasonal drinks for our last event of 2018!

Merry Artful Days!
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

We will be open for regular gallery hours Wednesdays - Fridays from 12-6pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. The gallery will be closed the week of December 26, 2018 - January 1st, 2019.

THE ART OF RADIATE :: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

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RADIATE :: opening photos

Hello and Happy Holidays!

We are excited to share with you the photo gallery from our 10 Year Anniversary exhibition RADIATE. The show will be on exhibit through Saturday, January 5th, 2019.

We hope you’ll come by the gallery to visit us through the holidays. We will be open for regular gallery hours Wednesdays - Fridays from 12-6pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. The gallery will be closed the week of December 26, 2018 - January 1st, 2019.

Please let us know if you might have an interest in any of the artwork from our exhibition and we look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

Happy Merry Artful Days!
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

The Art of RADIATE

Happy Holidays!

We are excited to share with you The Art of RADIATE :: a 10 year anniversary exhibition! The exhibit is a group exhibition featuring 60 of our artists who have exhibited with us in the last decade.

We hope to see you by the gallery during the holidays and please touch base with us if you might have an interest in any of the pieces from our exhibit.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

Woodruff Arts Center's Saporta Report: Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to share with you this column The Woodruff Arts Center requested for their Saporta Report:

Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls

Also, we hope you’ll join us this coming Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 7-10pm for the launch of:

RADIATE: A 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

 
 

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to the arts over this last decade. Thank you to all the patrons, collectors, artists, curators, museums, corporations, consultants, and creatives that have come through our gallery doors. It is because of your support that we can continue on our trajectory to keeping art alive in Atlanta.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

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Why An Art Gallery Is Never Just About What’s On Its Walls
KAI LIN ART's director, Yu-Kai Lin, looks back
on 10 years of leading the art gallery

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By Yu-Kai Lin, Director of KAI LIN ART

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10 years. 500 artists. 97 exhibitions. 27 states. 7,900 cups of coffee, and countless art-filled friendships, I’m so enthused to celebrate a major milestone this year with our Kai Lin Art family.

For 10 years, Kai Lin Art has been a gallery that embodies our mission to cultivating creativity, connection, and conversation through art. We are dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond. We do this through a uniquely accelerated exhibition calendar with new exhibits every six to eight weeks.

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If you had asked me back in 2008 where we’d be ten years from now, I might not have imagined the Kai Lin Art that it is today, with our expansive network of major institutions, museums, corporations, consultants, private collectors, and artists.

The only thing that remains constant is change, and because I consider myself a student and mentor of life, below are eight lessons I’ve learned during the last decade of building our community:

  1. Apply art as an equalizer: The hierarchical perception that art is something unattainable and needs a thesis to be understood is a misconception that should be diffused. Art is all around us, for all of us to share and to be celebrated. If you have a wall, you need art.

  2. Make creating a way of life: Everyone is creative, and we are all here to create. Everyday, we get the opportunity to create what we want to build in our lives so that we can feel a sense of connection, joy, and improvement.

  3. Find your tribe, build your tribe, expand your tribe: In our hyper-connected world we often don’t stop to realize that we are all a part of a larger ecosphere. We are spokes of a wheel and our lives influence all those in our sphere.

  4. Connect: Every connection, small or large, leads to more connections. Oftentimes we tend to discount the trivial conversations we have on a daily basis. Every encounter is an opportunity to build a more expansive network. Be mindful of how you choose to interact.

  5. Value relationships: The purpose of a gallery is so much more than just a space to collect art. We are continually building relationships and championing artists, nourishing one another so that creativity can flourish. Kai Lin Art is four walls containing and fostering the environment for growth. Besides exhibitions, we nurture community engagement through nonprofit events, fundraising, and celebrating life’s milestones.

  6. Make struggle a part of your progress: It’s only through struggle that we can attain success. Through the routine of our daily practice, I’ve discovered that success is not a destination but rather made up of many small victories. We grow through obstacles, and discover opportunities through challenges.

  7. Create the right environment: Everything communicates. For example, in preparation for every exhibit, we are collectively puzzle-solving. With anywhere between 40 to 80 pieces of art to curate during any given cycle, we set the intention to curate mindfully, so that from the moment you walk through our doors, the reception feels effortless.

  8. Be flexible: We have found success through adapting to the changing tides of our ever-evolving world. The more we hang on to things, the more elusive they become. The more we let go, the more opportunities we have for exploration and abundance.

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Building Kai Lin Art has been and continues to be one of my most rewarding experiences.

We hope to see you at our upcoming 10 year exhibition of “Radiate” featuring 75 artists on Friday, November 16th from 7-10pm and running through January 4th, 2019.

For more on our gallery please visit us at kailinart.com or 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

RADIATE :: NOV 16, 2018 - JAN 4, 2019

RADIATE :: NOV 16, 2018 - JAN 4, 2019

OPENING FRIDAY, NOV 16, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH JAN 4, 2019

Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our final exhibition of 2018, RADIATE : A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Throughout the last decade, we’ve worked and exhibited over 500 artists from across the Southeast and beyond. In this retrospective, we have curated sixty artists from our stable to present artwork that best represents their aesthetic. Many of our Kai Lin Artists are creating fresh new artworks for this exhibition.

RSVP HERE

featuring the work of
70 Dot - Donna Howells, Alexi Torres, Amy Douglas, Andrea Garland, Andrew Catanese, Art Werger, Ashley L. Schick, Blockhead, Brad Johnston, Carl Janes, Carmen Rice, Cynthia Lollis, Dale Clifford, Erik Waterkotte, Fabian Williams, GREG MIKE, Gregory Noblin, Hannah Adair, Inkyeong Baek, Jaeyoun Shin, Jamaal Barber, KOFKE Jason Kofke, Jeremy Brown, Joe Camoosa, John Morse, John Tindel, Johnny Warren, Julio Ceballos, Kevin Palme, Landon Perkins, LarrY JENS Anderson, Lee Arnett, Lela BRUNET, Lisa Hart, Lucha Rodriguez, Lynx, Marc Boyson, Michael Elliston, mike lowery, Nate Damen, Nate Dorn, Niki ZarrabI, Patrick Heagney, Phil Harris, Roxane HollOSI, Sam Parker, Sanithna, Spencer Sloan, Steven Anderson, Stephen Philms, Tim Kent, Todd Anderson, Tracy Murrell, Trish LanD, Valentina Custer, Valerie Zimany, Wen Lin, Wesley Terpstra, Will Eskridge, Wyatt Graff, AND Yohey Horishita

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to the arts. Thank you to all the patrons, collectors, artists, curators, museums, corporations, consultants, and creatives that have come through our gallery doors. It is because of your support that we can continue on our trajectory to keeping art alive in Atlanta.

INFO@KAILINART.COM 404 408 4248

Rigby Ink Interviews Yu-Kai Lin - Gallery Owner Q&A

Yu-Kai Lin- Gallery Owner Q&A

Rigby Ink: source

Kai Lin Art opened its gallery doors in 2008 and over the course of ten years have grown to be one of Atlanta’s most engaging art spaces. The gallery hosts numerous group exhibitions throughout the year with new shows every six to eight weeks showing new and emerging artists. Kai Lin Art has been recognized by regional, national, and international publications for being on the cutting edge of art in America. The gallery has been selected as a Top 50 Cultural Destination in Atlanta by internationally renowned Wallpaper*Magazine and voted Best Gallery by Creative Loafing.

Behind the gallery name, Kai Lin Art is the owner and founder Yu-Kai Lin. Yu-Kai is a graduate of Emory University and is a long time participant in the Atlanta art scene. Some of his community partnerships include Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Emory University, and The Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018 Yu-Kai delivered a TedTalk, Living Creatively Through Art and Music and was also honored as Emory University’s Alumni of the Year. 

Rigby Ink visited Yu-Kai in his gallery in the Westside Arts District of Midtown Atlanta. There we discussed the community Yu-Kai has helped cultivate and the realities of gallery ownership. Within our first moments of meeting Yu-Kai, his dedication to his role as gallerist shines through with his words. Yu-Kai’s attention to minute detail, self-discipline and his dedication to the artists he supports are conveyed in the thoughts he shares with us. 

During our conversation with Yu-Kai he reflects on his experience opening Kai Lin Art, the success he has created, and his vision of the future.

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RIGBY INK- You majored in Art in Music-Piano Performance at Emory University. What attracted you to a career in the visual art community?

YU-KAI LIN- All art is similar and interchangeable in that we are creating to express connection, relationships, and our shared human experience. While I was at Emory, I took a hand full of art history courses from Modern Art to Italian Renaissance and I was intrigued by the intersection of culture as it relates to creation and aesthetics. There’s a symbiosis relationship found in art with all aspects of modern life from politics to religion, medicine to architecture. Visual arts is just one component of representing the shared social expression.

“In our brave new world of tumult and division, art is the highest form of hope”

RIGBY INK- How does your experience in music translate creatively into your role as a gallery owner?

YL- Art is therapeutic and music is an audible expression of our soulful intentions: hopes, aspirations, fears, uncertainty, dreams, etc. My music practice as a piano teacher informs all aspects of my practice of being an art gallerist. We are all in the ‘practice of’ our chosen fields and as a creative, it’s my role to push the conversation forward, bring more people into the fold, and create an ever-expanding network of artful enthusiasts. These enthusiasts can choose to take a piece of expression home in the form of a tangible piece of artwork that will transform and bring inspiration to their interior space. Art is a necessity of life and I’m grateful to be a part of the ecosphere of making art thrive in our city.

RIGBY INK- When opening Kai Lin Art, what problem were you solving for art in the Southeast?

YL- In 2008 I had worked in two other galleries throughout my early 20s and learned what to do, what not to do, and what I would do differently were I ever to open my own gallery. I wanted to create an environment of inclusion, of celebration, of connection and of kindness. A cultural convergence of creatives that needed a voice, space, and a champion to fill a void in our community. 

An art gallery is a reflection of society and the more galleries we have, the greater connection we feel with each other as an individual and collectively. Our space has become a center for not only the sale of art from creators making art across the Southeast, but the gallery is also an institution for people to spark their curiosities through the lens of art. With each exhibition, we host openings, performances, talks, fundraisers, non-profit events, dinners, birthdays, weddings, etc. I’m grateful to be a catalyst for that connection.

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Artist Lela Brunet

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Artist Blockhead

RIGBY INK- Kai Lin Art has been open for ten years now while many other galleries have come and gone. To what do you attribute the success of the gallery?

YL- I feel that longevity is proportionate to diligence. A gallery is a place people come to shop for art. Our collectors who’ve had a great experience continue to come back, bring their friends, and keep up with the lives of our artists and what they’re creating. As a docent of art, I try to inspire others and teach people about the importance of what it is they’re seeing. We are all like pebbles in a river floating downstream. Each of our lives changes the course of the river through our actions and intentions. 

RIGBY INK- Kai Lin Art hosts several exhibitions each year and in addition to private collectors, your clients include The High Museum, Coca-Cola, and Fox Broadcasting to name a few. How have you built the reputation of the gallery to establish these relationships?

YL- I’m grateful and humbled by the support of all the organizations, corporations, institutions, and individuals that we’ve worked within the last decade. With every conversation, connection, and collaboration, we are co-creating and manifesting. It starts with the art. We have artwork that is compelling, exquisite, reasonably priced, and that people want. We are here to serve the artists that make our gallery what it is and the collectors that need art to fill their walls with inspiration. 

RIGBY INK- During your Ted-Talk, you shared the importance of structure and planning in the lives of creators. You said, “plan so that you can play” which really resonated with me. These days we hear the term “self-care” quite frequently, however few people associate responsibility as a means to self-care. When thinking of successful artists that you’ve worked with, what are some of the attributes or characteristics that come to mind?

YL- It’s important to plan free time into your day whether it’s doing something active like taking a walk or running to reading a book, writing or meditating. Unrestricted free time allows our imagination to create new realms of possibilities of what it is we’d like to create in our lives. What makes a successful artist is being persistent, mindful, mindless, creative, connected, networked, collaborative, thoughtful, curious, conversant, obsessive, constricted, free, adaptable, resilient, able to take criticism, an active listener, patient and kind.

RIGBY INK- Looking back over the ten years of Kai Lin Art, what are you most proud of?

YL- I have so much gratitude for my life and the opportunities and experiences thus far. It’s a beautiful world filled with wondrous, luminous, soul-inspiring creations. I’m most proud that I’ve made a positive impact in the lives of others through art. In our brave new world of tumult and division, art is the highest form of hope. Artists are always on the precipice of change and transformation. It’s through our creative lens that we can shift staid beliefs, opinions, mindsets and elevate one another to new planes of understanding, connection, and progression. 

RIGBY INK- In what ways would you like to see Kai Lin Art grow?

YL- I’d like to continue our trajectory on the path we’ve built. To maintain, sustain, and flourish into the next level. We have great art/artists and a great network of collectors, museums, designers, consultants, decorators. To keep going, to keep growing, to keep learning, to keep our artists thriving, not merely surviving. I would like for us to continue to make art happen and adapt to the ever evolving, ever changing, ever expanding, endlessly abundant creative spirit that’s inside all of us. 


We hope to see you at our upcoming 10 year exhibition of “Radiate” featuring 75 artists on Friday, November 16th from 7-10pm and running through January 4th, 2019.

For more on our gallery please visit us at kailinart.com or 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

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INFINITY :: opening photos

For more on the ART of INFINITY and inquiries into availability, connect with us at the gallery and view the exhibit by following this link.

Enjoy the photos below, our exhibition will run through November 9th!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN // INFO@KAILINART.COM // 404 408 4248

THE ART OF INFINITY

Dear Art Aficionados,

We are excited to share The Art of INFINITY featuring 19 female artists now on exhibit at the gallery. The show features:

70DOT, HANNAH ADAIR, INKYEONG BAEK, LAUREN BETTY, CLAIRE CARSWELL, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, MAGGIE DIMMICK, GWEN GUNTER, LISA HART, ROXANE HOLLOSI, STEPHANIE HOWARD, ALLISON JAMES, CHRISTINA KWAN, ASLEE LIVINGSTON, LYN MONTAGNE, CARMEN RICE, LUCHA RODRIGUEZ, EMMA J. STARR, AND HANNAH SURACE

Please connect with us at the gallery if you are interested in any of the works from the show. We hope to see you!

ArtfuLly,
Yu-Kai Lin // info@kailinart.com // 404 408 4248

For inquiries into availability contact the gallery at 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

INFINITY exhibition photos :: through Nov 9 @kailinart

We are excited to share with you our exhibition photos from our latest show INFINITY featuring 19 female artists:

70DOT, HANNAH ADAIR, INKYEONG BAEK, LAUREN BETTY, CLAIRE CARSWELL, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, MAGGIE DIMMICK, GWEN GUNTER, LISA HART, ROXANE HOLLOSI, STEPHANIE HOWARD, ALLISON JAMES, CHRISTINA KWAN, ASLEE LIVINGSTON, LYN MONTAGNE, CARMEN RICE, LUCHA RODRIGUEZ, EMMA J. STARR, AND HANNAH SURACE.

For inquiries into availability contact the gallery at 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

For inquiries into availability contact the gallery at 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

INFINITY :: Sept 28 - Nov 9, 2018

INFINITY

SEPTEMBER 28 - NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Opening on Friday, September 28
7:00 - 10:00 pm
exhibit runs through November 9th

Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our exhibition: INFINITY. This exhibition is a curated group show of nineteen female artists working in a range of styles and mediums. In continuation of our core values of inclusion and equal representation, Kai Lin Art has invited several new and returning voices to the gallery in a effort to represent an often-minimized perspective within the art community and at large.  

The styles and subjects of artworks in INFINITY range from playful interpretations of architecture to the abstraction of the natural world. Other works focus around explorations of the mind’s psychological tendencies and obsessions. Techniques and materials range from painting and printmaking to textile design and interdisciplinary practices.

INFINITY FEATURES THE WORK OF : 70DOT, HANNAH ADAIR, INKYEONG BAEK, LAUREN BETTY, CLAIRE CARSWELL, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, MAGGIE DIMMICK, GWEN GUNTER, LISA HART, ROXANE HOLLOSI, STEPHANIE HOWARD, ALLISON JAMES, CHRISTINA KWAN, ASLEE LIVINGSTON, LYN MONTAGNE, CARMEN RICE, LUCHA RODRIGUEZ, EMMA J. STARR, AND HANNAH SURACE.

SUBLIME :: closing reception + performance

Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you to our Closing Reception of SUBLIME featuring Elliston Roshi, Lela Brunet, Jeremy Brown, Blockhead, and Phil Harris this coming Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00PM.

SUBLIME
closing reception + performance by: A PICTURE
THURS, SEPT 20, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM
RSVP HERE

Also we have been nominated by CREATIVE LOAFING for the BEST GALLERY 2018! Please vote by clicking here!

Join us the following FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th for the opening of INFINITY: a group exhibition featuring 19 female artists: 70DOT, HANNAH ADAIR, INKYEONG BAEK, LAUREN BETTY, CLAIRE CARSWELL, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, MAGGIE DIMMICK, GWEN GUNTER, LISA HART, ROXANE HOLLOSI, STEPHANIE HOWARD, ALLISON JAMES, CHRISTINA KWAN, ASLEE LIVINGSTON, LYN MONTAGNE, CARMEN RICE, LUCHA RODRIGUEZ, EMMA J. STARR, AND HANNAH SURACE.

Artfully,
Yu-Kai Lin
KAI LIN ART // 404 408 4248 // info@kailinart.com