Diane and Emmanuelle have had a professional working relationship for the last six years and have collaborated in the running of a number of contemporary art shows domestically and internationally.
A Hong Kong-born, San Francisco-based fine art photographer whose work has been shown across the US and Hong Kong SAR, her works are held in private collections internationally and domestically. Prior to her fine art career, Diane has had various positions in the financial sector from regulator at a stock exchange to managing director at a private equity firm. Diane holds degrees from Golden Gate University and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
A French-born curator and fine-art artist and a Co-Director and co-curator of OFFSpace, Emmanuelle has worked with more than 100 local and international artists, connecting them with a wide gamut of collectors. Besides mentoring emerging artists for the last 13 years, Emmanuelle has taught as a visiting artist at The San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley Extension. Emmanuelle holds a MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MA In International Finance from the University of Valenciennes (France) and the Plekhanov Russian University (Russia). Emmanuelle’s fine art work is in numerous private collections and her work has been shown in the US and Hong Kong.
CHUNG | NAMONT’s mission is to offer art lovers and collectors the opportunity to meet artists from diverse backgrounds and practices. The gallery’s program seeks to nurture emerging talent, showcase new works by established artists and investigate photography-based art practices.
As a curator and an educator in art for the last 13 years, Emmanuelle has met many artists from the Bay Area and elsewhere whose practices are very compelling but whose work are not represented. Our gallery’s aim is not only showcasing work but also creating a physical space for an encounter between the artists and their future collectors. Our goal is to engage the public in conversations about the pieces and in discovering the unique processes and methods of these talented artists.
CHUNG | NAMONT is founded by two people from different cultures and traditions united by a common goal: We want to make art accessible by introducing patrons to artists with innovative visions and differing voices who are at various stages of their careers. It is about the love of art, the passion and joy one feels when one finds that perfect piece and the yearning for more.
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