APRE Art House is a contemporary art gallery founded by art dealer and writer Prerna Jain in 2016. It is the realization of her dream of creating an innovative platform for the oft un-comprehended modern and contemporary art in India and the world over. APRE Art House looks to build sustained connections with Indian and international artists and seeks to expand with a conscious understanding of contemporary cultural frameworks.
With an evolving representation of artists that comprises both experienced and emerging practitioners, APRE offers art lovers and collectors the opportunity to engage with a meticulously selected range of artworks in diverse mediums and styles. APRE aims to promote a plural arts culture through regular physical and virtual showcases while also developing public programming in the form of talks, workshops, screenings and other engagements to encourage audience interaction and meaningful dialogue. The vision of the gallery embraces a multidisciplinary approach and identifies with the recognition and documentation of heterogeneous practices in varied contexts.
APRE is currently building a network of artists, patrons and collaborators in order to magnify the outreach of the arts and facilitate newer definitions of art practice and viewership in these altered times. In the past, APRE has organized exhibitions in India and in New York- “Helping Hands”, 2016, “What’s Your cup of tea?”, 2018, An Organization of Chaos, 2022, among others, with a calendar of events planned through 2021-22.
ABOUT the Founder
Prerna SM Jain has earned her Masters In Modern & Contemporary Art Market And It’s History degree from Christie’s education, New York, and her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Rachana Sansad, Mumbai. She has worked at several art galleries and institutions, including Christies auction house, New York. She has trained with Ted Seth Jacobs in France, at Florence Academy of Art, National Academy and the Art Students League of New York. She is an art critic for several newspapers and art news platforms including- The Daily Star, New York Artnews and Kashmir Reader, amongst others.