About Gallery 456

Gallery 456 is the visual arts exhibition space of the Chinese American Arts Council. Open to the public during office hours and by appointment, over three decades our non-profit gallery has presented works by more than 250 renowned and emerging artists from around the world, with an emphasis on contemporary artists of Chinese heritage.

Our 700 square foot gallery presents eight to twelve solo and group shows each year, along with periodic special events and arts-related programming.

Our primary mission is to provide a non-commercial NYC exhibition opportunity to contemporary artists of Chinese or other Asian heritage, both local and international. We present works from emerging as well as more established artists representing a range of styles.

The gallery is run by CAAC Founder and Director Alan Chow with visual arts programming by Szu-Wei Ho.

• History


Since 1989, Gallery 456 has presented visual arts by numerous artists of Chinese and other Asian heritage from around the world. For many artists we have offered them their first opportunity for a NYC gallery exhibit or solo show.

Our inaugural year featured shows by Chihung Yang, Chuang Che, Danqing Chen, Yan Hsia and Ji Da Wong. In the ensuing three decades we have presented over 250 artists, including:

Within our representation of living Asian artists, we are proud of the range and diversity we have presented: over the five-years ending 2018 we have exhibited nearly 90 artists in solo and group shows -- encompassing numerous countries and art traditions -- ranging in age from their early 20's to a few in their late 80's. And 50% have been women.

The programs of Chinese American Arts Council and Gallery 456 have been supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs along with many other friends.

Direction & Hours

Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri 1 - 6 pm or by appointment
(Specific exhibits may have additional opening hours.)

456 Broadway (just South of Grand Street)
3rd FLoor
(212) 431-9740