Nails of New York: Tze Chun

How did you choose your nail look? 

I've been streamlining my wardrobe to white, black, navy, and grey, so I wanted a nail look that stands out. The line of shimmer is subtle but still catches your eye.

Tze Chun

Tell us a bit about Uprise Art and how you started it.

Uprise Art is a digital-first art gallery based in downtown NYC. We feature original one-of-a-kind artwork by emerging contemporary artists and introduce their work to collectors through our online gallery, in-person exhibitions, and our advisory program. People interested in finding artwork can connect with an Uprise Art art advisor, who will curate artwork options for them free of charge.

Tze Chun

From where do you draw inspiration?

The artists we represent. Each person is someone who we believe has a unique perspective, and they inspire me to think creatively. Also, I started Uprise Art in 2011 and, now in our tenth year, we're a small but mighty team of ten women. The people I work with motivate and inspire me to find new ways to tell the stories of the artists we represent and introduce them to new collectors.

Anything exciting in the works for the gallery?

We have a solo-exhibition for painter Laura Naples opening on November 18th, and just launched our Holiday Gift Edit, which includes artwork that's perfect to give to others and to keep for yourself. :)


Tze Chun
Tze Chun


How do you press reset and relax?

Reading a book (or many!) to my four-year old daughter, or snuggling with my 10-month old baby boy.

What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

I have an affinity for art books and definitely could use a new bookshelf. That's not quite giftable, but honestly I have everything I need already! 

What are your favorite spots in NYC? 

I've lived here for 19 years (!) so the list is very, very long. Our gallery is on Broadway and Canal, at the intersection of Soho, Chinatown, and Tribeca, and I feel very fortunate that we are within walking distance to amazing food and the small businesses in Chinatown. There's a great organization Welcome to Chinatown that is spotlighting local establishments, although just walking around the small side streets undirected is also a delight.

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