Stride Arts was pleased to announce its grand opening on Friday, May 17, 2019. Stride Arts was founded by Angel Zhang, and it is a multifaceted arts organization that works with contemporary artists to bring their work to an international clientele. Founded and directed by Angel Zhang, Stride prides itself on working closely with artists and offering its clients a variety of flexible collecting solutions.
For its debut exhibition, Stride presented a group show featuring artists from all over the world, including Peter Andrew Jeschke, Chu Okoli, Kerstin A. Roolfs, Dominick Anthony DeJesus, Kate Thomas, John Shorb, Novorozhkin, Nancy Langer, Xiuping Liu, and Jingxing Yan. A live paper-cutting piece was made by Xin Song and a number of porcelain and painted works were included by Xiangdong Chen, whose work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the gallery in June.
The Grand Opening was well attended by members of the arts industry as well as local government officials. NY City Council Member Keith Powers welcomed guests, followed by a brief introduction of the gallery’s mission by Angel Zhang, founder. NY City Council Member Ben Kallos and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer of NY State, Linda Sun, spoke briefly and presented Stride with Governor Cuomo’s Certificate commemorating the business. Speakers included Xi Qing Li, New York Congresswoman Grace Meng, notable investor Roger Samet, Tony Wang, Chairman of WAC Lighting Company, and Taining Gan, Chairman of the GLOW Foundation. Other guests included Jean Shafiroff, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Libbie Mugrabi, Peter Thomas Roth, Anthoula Katsimatides, Janel Tanna, Jeff Lima, Michele Peacock and Tatum Summer.
Stride Arts runs a gallery space that delivers unique and compelling programming and will offer a variety of services to artists and collectors alike. For artists, Stride provides a venue (physical and digital) for artists to showcase their work with the support of marketing and business strategy. For collectors - individual or institutional - Stride provides access to a diverse inventory of work by contemporary artists from all over the world, as well as flexible purchasing options. Whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, our team of specialists can curate a selection of works to expertly suit your collecting ethos and aesthetic. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM and by appointment.
Angel Zhang is an entrepreneur, investor, and longtime supporter of emerging artists. Zhang founded and serves as the CEO of a commercial, industrial, and digital printing and manufacturing company that has offices throughout China and internationally. She is a prolific collector and an investor in several galleries in China, where she has worked closely with Chinese artists to establish their careers. Zhang moved to New York more than a decade ago to focus on growing her businesses in the West and now splits her time between her homes in Manhattan and Long Island.