J. Yuan & Associates New York has a clear mission of helping art collectors and enthusiasts to discover and own art that aligns with their identities, values, and goals.
We specialize in Western art of postwar-present, Chinese contemporary, and art created with digital and cutting edge technologies.
We assist collectors in discovering new art, conducting research, planning exhibitions, managing acquisitions, sales, commissions, and building collections.
We present established and emerging artists' works in art salons, assisting them on their way to greater success.
We rely on our rigorous academic research, market analysis, extensive network, and rich experience working with both nonprofit institutions and commercial art endeavors to provide high-quality consulting services to our clients. We associate with curators, consultants, dealers, and galleries from various continents. Our professional network covers Asia, Europe, and North America, and draws on vital connections with top galleries, institutions, art fairs, auction houses, and private collectors.
Founder | Director
Xiaoying Juliette Yuan is a contemporary art consultant currently based in new york city.
Fluent in Chinese, French, and English, she has rich experiences drawn from living and working in China, France, and the U.S.
Ever creative, innovative, and experimental, she was actively involved for more than a decade in media art research, curatorial practice, and educational programs as one of the pioneer contemporary art curators in mainland china and on the international stage before founding her art consulting agency in new york city.
From 2004 to 2017, she produced international exhibitions, conferences, artists workshops, and publications in collaboration with governmental institutions (Ministry of Culture in China, French Consulate, British Council, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council in Shanghai, among others), museums (Power Station Of Art, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, The Imperial City Art Museum Beijing, among others), festivals, biennials (Shanghai Biennale, Chengdu Biennale), art academies (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Institute Of Visual Arts, among others), and private art spaces. Her projects involved many of the world's most influential scholars, artists, curators, art critics, musicians, and architects, who showcased and discussed cutting-edge theories and artistic creations. Her most important projects include the first retrospective exhibition of Roy Ascott, the renown telematic art pioneer from the UK at the 9th shanghai biennale (2012), the publication of a three-volume "Media Arts Collection" introducing western media art history in mandarin (2013), and organization of the Asian art programs of the New York Electronic Art Festival (2013 and 2015), in collaboration with The Museum Of Moving Image New York, and Taipei Economic And Cultural Office New York.
Yuan's early years spent in France, working for French corporates, and a family owned-antique business in Paris helped her to gain excellent skills in administration and business management, which later facilitated her landing at executive posts at international art fairs in China (ShContemporary Art Fair in Shanghai, Art Beijing international art fair in Beijing). She kept her interest in art and business vivid while she was working with non-profit institutions. After her immigration to the U.S., she started making a career transition from curator to a consultant by organizing numerous events investigating the issues of the
digital art collection. In 2017, she initiated an important project between two renowned galleries in New York and in Shanghai, and managed their collaboration at the Westbund Art & Design Fair in Shanghai in presenting the New York gallery's two leading artists' solo exhibitions to Chinese public.
Yuan holds a BA in French language from China Foreign Affairs University, an MA in Comparative Literature from La Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III University, and accomplished a one-year visiting scholarship in Music and Performing Arts Profession at New York University (Steinhardt).