Bio: While Andrew Bae is situated in Chicago, he has clients from all over the globe. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Andrew Bae picked up on the business of galleries after attending school and studying chemistry and worked as a chemist for several years. Although his gallery is in one of the more desirable locations of River North, he doesn't seem to carry that many artists. He prefers a limited selection of artists (around 10) as he feels there is more personal connection with his artists especially as a gallery owner. Though the business is changing, Andrew Bae has not sat on the leeway. With the recent economic downturn, many gallery owners have been forced to close their business. Showing his ability to adapt, he recently modified his business model to act as an intermediary and cater to the art collectors in Korea as well.
Bio by Richard Park
Park, Richard. (2013) Andrew Bae Interview.