Leeahn Gallery was established by Hyeryung Ahn, the collector-turned-gallerist. Leeahn gallery currently operates two branches in two cities: Seoul and Daegu of South Korea. Leeahn Seoul, established in 2013, is located at Seocheon, the so-called cultural hub of Seoul. Leeahn Daegu, established in 2007, is based in Daegu- the cradle of Korean modern art. Ever since the establishment of these two locations, Leeahn Gallery has strived to bridge the gap between the public and the artists by holding diverse and compelling art exhibitions.
Leeahn Gallery has played a pivotal role in introducing contemporary art trends by showcasing the artworks of emerging and renowned Korean masters such as Nam June Paik, Kang-So Lee, Kun-Yong Lee, Tchun-Mo Nam. Furthermore, Leeahn Gallery has ceaselessly held solo exhibitions of notable international artists including Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Frank Stella, Damien Hirst, Elizabeth Peyton, Imi knoebel, and many more. These series of art shows have been hailed as effectively playing the role of uplifting public awareness of contemporary art.
Acknowledging the importance of promoting Korean artists in a global context, Leeahn Gallery continues its effort to participate in various international art fairs such as Art Basel Hong Kong, Frieze Seoul, KIAF, etc. As a result of such efforts, our representative artists have been invited to prestigious art museums and galleries for their shows, with some even being kept in the permanent collection.
Leeahn Gallery will continue to discover and foster promising artists both domestically and internationally, contributing to the globalization of Korean Art as well as the vitalization of the Korean art market. Along with the expansion of our Daegu location, we look forward to not only presenting groundbreaking artists to the Korean audience but also educating the new generation on collecting and how to truly appreciate art as it is.