Esther Kong Lo is a New York based multi-faceted artist whose work is a reflection on life and celebration of the human spirit. Born in Hong Kong, Ms. Lo came to the United States on a college scholarship and worked in art direction after obtaining a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Ms.Lo has garnered distinctive honors in watercolor, oil painting and photography, most notably from Manhattan Arts International and Communications Art Magazine; and her works are in private and corporate collections. From 2001-2003, she was awarded consecutively for Arts Alive Westchester's Project Tier Grant, Individual Artist Tier Grant, and nomination for Westchester Individual Artist Award.
In late 2013, she took up sculpting at the National Academy and continued at the Art Students League where she had mentorship with renowned masters Gary Sussman, Tony Antonios, and Rhoda Sherbell. She immediately gained recognition for her ability to capture the essence of her subjects at lightning speed. Ms. Lo delivers her works with poetic eloquence and molds her characters with a sensibility and compassion that brings soul to her art. Her sculptures were included in major national juried exhibits including Allied Artists of America and American Artists Professional League. She is an elected member of American Artists Professional League.
Ms. Lo's works are included in the American Artists Professional League 88th Grand National Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club, NYC opening November 13, as well as Catherine Wolfe Lorillard Annual Exhibit at the National Arts Club opening November 19.
Ms. Lo has been announced 2016 winner of ArtsWestchester Arts Alive Individual Artist Grant funded through NYS Council of the Arts. Her project "Faces and Identifies", a series of portrait busts on ethnic individuals residing in the community, opened Oct 2 to high acclaims.
"...memorably crystalline...pregnant with longing..." The Journal News
"..thought-provoking..." Scarsdale Inquirer
"...a very talented and visionary artist..." Hammond Museum, North Salem
"...sly, beautiful, evocative and nuanced, truly arresting..." Fleetwood Stage, New Rochelle
:,.rife with overt sentimentality..." Dr. Rosemary Erpt, art historian and curator
Selected solo and juried exhibits:
Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club; Art Students League, National Academy, Hammond Museum/North Salem; Carriage Barn Art Center/New Canaan; Upstream Gallery/Yonkers ; Westbath Gallery/NYC; Mamaroneck Artist Guild; Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, CT; The Arts Exchange/White Plains; Gallery FS/New Rochelle; Greenburgh Library/Elmsford