Since 1991 Red Gate Gallery has been exhibiting work by outstanding contemporary Chinese artists. With 22 artists represented, the diverse media reflects the artists' awareness and interest in China's changing society. As records of their observations on daily life, artists are exploring issues such as gender, population, and the environment, all highly relevant in our global society. Through traditional Chinese painting, collage, lithographs and oil painting Red Gate's artists are supplying a social commentary on the political, economical and cultural transformations within contemporary Chinese society. Oil/Acrylic painters include: Su Xinping, Wang Yuping, Guan Wei, Yang Mian, Huang Yan, Sheng Qi and Shen Ling. Installation and sculpture: Sui Jianguo, Shi Zhongying, Liang Shuo, Qing Qing and Li Gang. Performance Art: Sheng Qi and Huang Yan. Printmakers: Su Xinping, Tan Ping and Zhou Jirong. Mixed Media: Zheng Xuewu and Wang Lifeng. Photography: Sheng Qi and Huang Yan. Traditional Chinese Painting: Liu Qinghe and Lu Peng.
Red Gate was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace who first came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at the People's University, Beijing. He then went on to study art history in 1990 - 91 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions for young Chinese artists which eventually lead to the establishment of Red Gate Gallery at the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Since then Red Gate has been exhibiting up to eight solo shows per year, complimented by guest-curated exhibitions from China and overseas.
Art Scene China is one of the premier Chinese art galleries in China, with two venues in Shanghai and one space in Beijing. The Gallery specializes in Chinese contemporary art by both emerging and well-established Chinese artists.
With extensive knowledge of China's art scene and a strong background in promoting and discovering artists from throughout China, Art Scene China has been playing a major role in presenting Chinese artists' works both nationally and internationally since 1997. Art Scene China has participated in important international art expositions, including Art Cologne, Art Chicago, Art Miami, San Francisco International Art Expo and CIGE. Art Scene China also regularly cooperates with galleries and institutions internationally to exhibit Chinese artworks around the world.
Art Scene China's main goal is for people in China and internationally to be able to enjoy and become familiar with the fascinating contemporary Chinese art scene. The Gallery makes the artworks also available for sale. Additionally, Art Scene China provides corporate leasing and private consulting for international art institutes and pre-eminent museums such as the Guggeheim (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco).