“...celebration of the human spirit…”
Esther Kong Lo is a New York based artist whose work is a reflection on life and celebration of the human spirit. She blends contemporary elements with classical approach, fusing form with color. Delicate yet powerful, Esther’s exquisite treatments evoke, stimulate and challenge the mind. Like an actress living her role, each nuanced gesture draws one into her character’s inner world. Each tactile application pulsates like heartbeat, emitting a sensitivity that brings soul her art.
Esther came to the United States from Hong Kong on a college scholarship and worked in art direction after obtaining a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has garnered distinctive honors in watercolor, oil painting and photography.
In 2013, Esther took up sculpting at the National Academy and Art Students League where she had mentorship with renowned masters Gary Sussman, Tony Antonios, and Rhoda Sherbell. A dancer herself, Esther often poses for her own works to explore the physical dynamics that translate to visual drama. She is recognized for her ability to capture the essence of her subjects with piercing insight.
Esther’s sculptures were included in major national juried exhibits. She is a member of Hudson Valley Artist Association, Allied Artists of America, and an elected member of American Artists Professional League and Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Her works are in private and corporate collections.
2018 Josephine Beardsley Sandors Memorial Award in Sculpture, Allied Artists of America
2016 ArtsWestchester Arts Alive Individual Artist Grant, Sculpture
2003 Arts Alive Individual Artist Tier Grant, Oil Painting
2002 Arts Alive Project Tier Grant, Photography
1996 Merit Award in Oil Painting, Manhattan Arts International
1994 3rd Place Award in Watercolor, Mamaroneck Artist Guild
1982 Award of Excellence in Photography, Communications Art Magazine
“.…a very talented and visionary artist..” Hammond Museum
“…thought-provoking..” Scarsdale Inquirer
“…memorably crystalline…” The Journal News
“…rife with overt sentimentality…” Dr. Rosemary Erpt, art historian and curator
“…truly arresting…” Gallery FS, New Rochelle
“…inspiring and poetic…” Art on Main Street, Yonkers