Canal Projects is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to supporting forward-thinking international artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Through production, exhibition, research and interpretation of this work we intend to foster artistic practices that challenge and reflect on the current moment.

Canal Projects is generously supported by the YS Kim Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides general support grants and implements innovative programs to help underrepresented and emerging artists and their communities thrive. YS Kim Foundation envisions a world where people and communities grow and flourish with culture, creativity, opportunities, and connection. Its mission is to support, mobilize, and open new pathways of success for artists, children, young leaders, communities, and organizations. It does this by starting new initiatives and providing grants and scholarships to organizations and students.


  • Summer Guthery
    Artistic Director
  • Andrew Lee
    Gallery Operations Manager
  • Sara Garzón
    Assistant Curator
  • Maya Hayda
    Gallery Assistant

Board of Managers

  • April Bang
  • Jenny Chang
  • Charles Kim
  • James Kim
  • Jean Kim

Advisory Board

  • Eleanor Hyun
  • Margarette Lee
  • Sook-Kyung Lee
  • Melissa Passman