Sugarlift

Exhibitions & Events

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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September 19, 2016

Saturday was a perfect day in Central Park and an especially perfect day for making art inspired by NYC's most famous greenery. 

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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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Last Friday, we celebrated the launch of "Empire State" with a huge party at Livestream Public! We sold out five hundred tickets, streamed a panel to thousands of viewers around the globe, and had a blast with friends and fans who came through the cold to celebrate the city's best young photographers. Click here to see some great photos of a great party.

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Thanks to all who visited the gallery last weekend for the opening of our newest collection, Volume 002 (Cut & Paste). Check out some photographs from the night here! 

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Last night, we paired Sugarlift art with our favorite beers and cheeses from Hops & Hocks at the gallery in Bushwick! A group of artists, collectors and friends came together to celebrate good food and drink while enjoying a preview of the next Sugarlift collection, Volume 002 (Cut & Paste). Check out some photos from the event, plus a look at the menu of pairings from the night!

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