Sugarlift

Exhibitions & Events

For a summer exploding with art and color, High Line Nine and Sugarlift are welcoming four artists back to their white cube galleries, transforming them into live artist studio and exhibition spaces for the second annual HL9 x Sugarlift Summer Artist Residency program.

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On July 1, Sugarlift will open the exhibition Flora Nova: Painting Nature Now, which features recent work by five gifted artists who each regard the natural world in a unique and compelling way

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Post Painterly Now artists investigate whether color and shape contained within rectangle framing—on canvas, paper and yes, sometimes onscreen—can reclaim and put forth deep engagement again. On view June 17 - August 31, 2021.

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Zoey Frank: Summer Paintings highlights feelings of warmth, nostalgia, community, and abundance characteristic of the season, and so longed-for this year. On view May 27 - June 26, 2021.

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Give Me Some Skin artists offer opportunities to explore moments that we share with only ourselves. On view April 22 - May 22, 2021

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Come see Thomas at work in his gallery-converted-studio through April 17th! 

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32 artists take on the memento mori genre: an expression of death, but also a reminder to enjoy life. On view March 18 - April 17, 2021.

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Sanchez's subjects exploring his Mexican-American family legacy cast striking beauty in spectral charcoal. On view March 11 - April 17, 2021.

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In Compendium, Timothy Wilson explores the rugged and mysteriously evocative Maine coastline. On view February 25 - March 30, 2021.

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Angela Gram and Lydia Baker ask viewers to explore their own definitions of, and exit points from, reality. On view February 11 - March 6, 2021.

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Introducing the Sugarlift x High Line Nine newest artists-in-residence, who will be at work in their gallery-converted studios through January 2021.

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Themes of self, alchemy, shadow, and individuation appear in our October 2020 resident's illuminated neon sculptures and works on paper.

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An art exhibition exploring the pluralities of American identity and heritage.

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Contemporary abstract painters are paired with piano compositions for this collaborative arts exhibition.

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Still: A Survey of Contemporary Still Life Paintings, presented by Sugarlift, examines contemporary artists from a variety of schools working in the still life genre.

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An art benefit with proceeds going towards organizations fighting police brutality and racism in society and the arts.

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January 16-30, 2020

An Exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture

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Sep 7, 2019

Painting, picnics and parasols! For our annual artist get together, we took over Prospect Park to paint en plein air, as Monet would say...

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July 15, 2019

Mother & Child was a literal blockbuster! With over sixty artists participating and Colossal co-sponsoring, we raised $15,000 to support immigrant children and separated families.

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April 25, 2019

An exhibition and artist panel featuring the bold, non-referential paintings of Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Danica Lundy and Jacob Brooks.

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April 15-19, 2019

Sugarlift presented "1000 Paintings in Your Pocket" at the TED conference in Vancouver, BC to offer previews of paintings by emerging artists in augmented reality.

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Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2019

A baptism, a drowning: When context is stripped, the vulgarity and violence of the ritual is exposed. Layers of dirt, sand, wax and paint energize the struggle between persons and submersion. - Adam Lupton

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March 7-10, 2019

Sugarlift's solo booth for Nicolas V. Sanchez at the Art on Paper fair featured his exquisite ballpoint pen drawings.

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Jan 19 - Feb 16, 2019

Sketchbook Vol. 1 is more than a show. It's a rare chance to flip through masters' sketchbooks yourself and see where art starts.

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August 25, 2018

Sugarlift and NYC Artists Took Over the 2nd Avenue Subway and Raised over $2,000 for Young New Yorkers!

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July 9, 2018

With your help, we raised (and are still raising!) enough work to send $2000+ to each of our four partners that provide aid and services to separated immigrant families.

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May 6 -7, 2017

Sugarlift Open Studios was an exhibition in downtown Manhattan featuring new and unfinished works by 24 NYC-based artists.

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March 8-11, 2018

We are featuring works on paper by 25 New York artists, exploring similarities in the visual vocabulary across the figurative–abstract spectrum.

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July 7-10, 2016

Sugarlift made the trip from the city and ventured over to the Hamptons this weekend for the Market Art + Design fair in Bridgehampton. 

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June 22, 2016

Over 200 artists--from kids to the more seasoned among us--took over the High Line to sketch and receive some feedback from our host artists. 

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Sugarlift is excited to return to this year’s Spring Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. We have assembled a top-notch group of artists for this iteration of the fair, and are excited to share their work!

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We were blown away by everyone who came out to last Friday's opening of "Ballpoint" here at Sugarlift. A huge thanks goes out to Braven Brewing, Guno Park, and all of the artists involved in the show. If you couldn't...

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We don't want to be cliché, so we definitely WON'T say that Lizzie Gill's solo show "exceeded our Textpectations". But just know that we could. It was awesome celebrating Lizzie and her work on Friday night here at Sugarlift, with...

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In the midst of the craziest storm we've seen out in Bushwick for a while, last Friday we hosted the opening for Jon Legere's solo show "Maelstrom" (the irony of the show's title was not lost on us). Guests braved...

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On Friday night, Sugarlift hosted a rooftop party and opening at our gallery in Bushwick, to celebrate brand new work from six great digital artists. A fantastic time was had by all, with delicious beer from Braven Brewing, and the DJs kept...

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On Tuesday, Sugarlift collaborated with Courtney Barnett and Mom + Pop Music to put on a one-night-only pop-up exhibition of Courtney’s artwork at Manhattan’s Ludlow Studios. We want to give a huge thanks to Courtney Barnett and her team, sponsors...

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Check out an amazing video of Rubin415's rooftop mural during Saturday's Bushwick Open Studios party at Sugarlift, shot with a flying camera by the drone gurus at Livestream Public.

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