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The Push Exhibition

The Push art group have recruited 10 talented and diverse artists for an exhibition which reflects on recent events of anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) violence.

The Push exhibition aims to embrace the lives and stories of AAPI groups, and restore respect through understanding. While this is just a first step, the underlying hope is that the project ignites others to create a greater change in this country!

Date: May 20 - June 3, 12 - 6 pm

Opening night: May 20, 7pm

Location: High Line Nine Gallery, 507 West 27th Street,  New York, NY 10001

Virtual Exhibition Guidelines

We welcome visual art of any form - drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital/3D art etc. Our upcoming virtual exhibition is open for submissions to visual art pieces which relate to anti-AAPI Violence. There will be a mild curation process, and all artworks are eligible for a juried selection for future physical shows in the NYC area in 2021!

Please use the form HERE to send up to 5 jpegs no longer than 2000px on the longest side, and at 72dpi. The images should be less than 10MB each. If your image(s) are chosen, we will be in contact for higher resolution files.

(It is not required but highly recommended for the artist to write a short artist statement/bio. There will be a Q&A session for a selected group of artists.)

Submission deadline is May 23, 2021.

The Push is the art group born out of urgency during this desperate time for AAPI(Asian American Pacific Islander) groups.


The Push was founded at a time when AAPI elders are being senselessly PUSHED to the ground, and our community is being PUSHED to the edge of society. This isn’t the first time injustice has been committed against the AAPI community, but our group aims to help tackle this issue through art.

Throughout history, art PUSHES societies forward, and our group aims to use art to PUSH society to embrace the lives and stories of AAPI groups, and restore respect through understanding. 

The Push welcomes 2D and 3D art that represents an honest reaction to the violence and brutality toward AAPI groups – work that is startling, fierce, grotesque, and passionate. This is the time we unite and push our communities forward. Pick up your pens, pencils, and paintbrushes. Document with creativity. Fight the violence not with retaliation but with art.

If you feel the same way, join us in this cause.

You don’t need to be an artist to contribute, any support is greatly appreciated –– we welcome support from all communities because we are all in this together!