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Art Projects International is dedicated to the displaying works by contemporary artists from Asia. Art Projects International advises on and facilitates exhibitions of works by contemporary artists from Asia for museums, institutions and private collectors and has worked with the San Jose Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and The Vilcek Foundation. Art Projects International was founded in 1993 and opened its first commercial gallery space in the SoHo district of Manhattan.
In May 1996, the gallery hosted the first show of Jung Hyang Kim, a New York painter born in Korea, whose work skilfully juxtaposed naturalistic and abstract forms.
In September 1996, it exhibited Yeong Gill Kim, a Korean artist living in New York, whose work in black and white acrylic, showed crowds of small figures in smudged landscapes, showing "on the conservative end of the spectrum in this case, that contemporary Asian artists are drawing ideas from a blend of Western and non-Western traditions."
In 2006, Art Projects International was part of a consortium of galleries staging Contemporary Asian Arts week, with particular emphasis on Chinese artists; it became one of the galleries making inroads to China through cultural exchange programs.
In March 2010, the Art Projects International gallery showed "a brilliant selection of ballpoint pen drawings" by Il Lee, a Korean-born New York artist, who has used the medium for over 30 years in a large variety of styles and sizes.