Acknowledged as the foremost Chinese contemporary art gallery in the West, Klein Sun Gallery has evolved over the years to maintain a strong vision in presenting contemporary Chinese art to an international audience. As Eli Klein Fine Art, founded in 2007 by dealer Eli Klein, the gallery supported the burgeoning careers of now-major artists out of the former West Soho space. In 2013, in recognition of new partner Shanna Sun, the gallery transitioned into Klein Sun Gallery and has continued to advance the visions of these artists as well as build cross-cultural relationships. With strong fair presence, a dynamic exhibition and residency calendar, and a social engagement program, the gallery aims not just to be a space for exhibiting but a nexus for conversation, critique and collaboration around contemporary art.
Since its inception, the gallery has debuted a range of exemplary emerging artists in the United States, such as Chen Yujun, Jia Aili, Jiang Pengyi, Li Hui, Li Liao, and Yang Xinguang. The gallery also represents established artists such as Zhang Dali, Shen Shaomin, Miao Xiaochun, and Cui Xiuwen. On numerous occasions, the gallery and its exhibitions have earned critical acclaim in both international and domestic press and academia, including in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Art in America, and Artforum, among others.