In 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery opened its doors in New York City, with a mission to show that some of the best and most meaningful art was being created by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations. The gallery challenged the prevailing narrative in New York at that time that Western men were making the most collectible art by assembling a global roster of artists who crossed cultural and national boundaries, synthesizing Western visual language with forms, techniques and philosophies from Asia, the Subcontinent, and the Middle East. It was through this global inclusivity that gave rise to galleries in locations like Hong Kong (2008) and Singapore (2012).
Sundaram Tagore Galleries specialise in works which are aesthetically and intellectually rigorous with an infusion of humanism and historical significance. Its artists produce museum-calibre paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations with a strong emphasis on materiality. The gallery is also renowned for its support of cultural activities and has a robust photography program that includes some of the world’s most noted photographers.