In the spirit of an art and design exchange, we aim at introducing and promoting emerging and established artists, both Chinese and Western.
Explosive growth in the contemporary art market leaves artists and regulation with a huge burden. Our international audience thinks that a visit to our gallery is worth a detour because it offers a clear alternative to the over-commercialization of the Shanghai art scene.
We apply the same uninhibited mindset in our discoveries of new talent and in our search for cooperation with European galleries.
Who is who
Starting her journey, Jennifer studied law and this helped her to lay the groundwork for building balanced and fair relationships.
With a love for design and eye for detail, Jennifer started producing furniture for the Shanghai food and beverage customers. [Link-j-furniture]
Pregnant with her second daughter, new design ideas developped. Supported by a creative team, she developped [J4KID] and [Inidoo], two brands valued by both foreign and local parents in search for style and functional comfort in the living room. Also under her wings is [J4Furniture], a popular brand that features Scandinavian styled furniture and habitat decoration.
Brand owners asked her to invent, design and produce commercial window displays: [Visual Toast] is the new venture that combines storytelling and refined brand identity.
Sophia Slingerland, a German trained architect, lived in different countries throughout her career. From very early on, she was concerned about ecology and sustainability and pursued her career path in this direction in different countries. Germany, Austria, France, California, Czech Republic are on her list of places, where she was involved or got influenced by.
She first founded an architectural and design company in 2009 and presently runs her company Ateliers Phi SA. She opened 2015 “Sophia Slingerland Ltd.” in HongKong, and in 2016 she founded “上海柯拉茜耶建筑设计有限公司” in Shanghai, China, an architectural and interior design firm. One of her current projects is the design and construction of a Chinese International Kindergarden in Shanghai.
Furthermore, she is planning to open a Showroom for lifestyle and ecological, sustainable furniture in Shanghai.
Sophia Slingerland is the only foreign member of the Chinese Passive House Alliance and gives guest lectures at Shanghai University about Sustainability and Passive houses.
She is a regular guest speaker on various themes, including women leadership and women career success factors.
The First Green, contributing artists:
陳丹陽 (Chen Danyang)
Born in 1976, Xiangshan, Zhejiang，Lives in Shanghai，Professional Painter.
高翔 (Gao Xiang)
Born in 1971, Kunming, Yunnan, Lives in Kunming，Teacher at the Yunnan Academy of Art.
周军喜 (Zhou Junxi)
Born in 1978, Xi’an Shanxi, Lives in Beijing，Teacher at the Yunnan Academy of Art.
黄少鹏 (Huang Shaopeng)
Born in 1968, Guangxi, Lives in Beijing，Teacher of the Guangxi Academy of Art.
陈可 (Chen Ke)
Born in 1972, Jiling，Lives in Beijing，Professional Painter.
刘艺艺 (Liu Yiyi)
Born in 1981, Jiling, Lives in Beijing，Works for Tongzhou Cultural Center.
Born in 1984, Prague, Czech Republic, Lives in Prague，Professional Painter.
Born in 1967, Belgium, Lives in Shanghai, Digital Artist.
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