INK studio is a contemporary art gallery based in Beijing. Over the past decades, a group of important artists have dedicated themselves to developing the immense creative possibilities in China's millennia-old artistic traditions and to exploring the significance of classical Chinese culture and philosophy for the contemporary world. Their work increasingly is attracting international critical attention. INK studio’s mission is to present the best of this work to the public in a closely-curated exhibition program supported by in-depth critical analysis, scholarly exchange, and bilingual publishing and multimedia production.


Dr. Britta Erickson, INK studio’s Artistic Director, drives all aspects of its programming and scholarly activities. An independent scholar and curator living in Palo Alto, California, she has curated major exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing) and the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford (On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West).  In 2007 she co-curated the Chengdu Biennial, which focused on ink art, and in 2010 she was a contributing curator for Shanghai: Art of the City (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco). Dr. Erickson has written numerous books, articles, and essays on contemporary Chinese art. She has produced a series of short films about ink painting entitled The Enduring Passion for Ink. Ms. Erickson is on the advisory boards of The Ink Society (Hong Kong) and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), as well as the editorial boards of Yishu:  Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and ART Asia Pacific.  In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Beijing on the Chinese contemporary art market. Dr. Erickson received her Ph. D. in Chinese Art History from Stanford University.