Dreamcatcher: Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Philanthropist Santhana Krishnan on His Asian Art Gallery Dream

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CHELMSFORD, MA—Meet Santhana Krishnan, an entrepreneur CEO, angel investor, corporate executive and philanthropist with a passion for art and providing a platform for artists. His dream came true with his founding of Asian Art Gallery currently hosting its 9th art exhibition.

Dreamcatcher-with-Santhana-KrishnanIn an exclusive Dreamcatchers video interview series, Krishnan talks about his art dream, artists and the $62 billion global art market of which China accounts for between $10 and $12 billion while Indian art market remains low at less than $100 million. To watch the interview, click here.

This is the first interview in the Dreamcatchers series. It was conceptualized and is hosted by Dr. Manju Sheth, president of INE MultiMedia Inc., a non-profit company devoted to education, empowerment, enrichment and entertainment. Dr. Sheth also hosts popular celebrity series Chai with Manju. Dreamcatchers video series features individuals from all walks of life who have made their dreams come true.

The first set of series is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health services company serving more than one million members in New England. Founded in 1969, Harvard Pilgrim is consistently ranked among America’s highest-rated private health plans.

Krishnan is a high-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist and an art aficionado. In addition to a successful entrepreneurial career, Krishnan had a dream of bringing together both Asian artists and art enthusiasts alike under one roof. In 2013, he founded the Asian Art Gallery in Chelmsford, MA. The Gallery features both modern and contemporary Asian artists while also enhancing the public’s overall knowledge of Asian art.

Raised in numerous countries across South East Asia, Krishnan says that despite well-known ancient art, the region’s emerging art market is still in its infancy — with curators only just now beginning to explore talent in countries such as India, Myanmar, and Vietnam, among others.

The advisory board behind the Asian Art Gallery comprises of internationally acclaimed artists, eminent art scholars, art enthusiasts and several supporting social and commercial enterprises. Serving as an artist friendly talent manager, Asian Art Gallery is in the pursuit to identify, narrate and celebrate the stories of Asia through art, to a wider global audience.

Editor’s note: If you have a story idea or you have realized your own dream and would like to be featured in our dreamcatchers series, please email: DrManjuSheth@gmail.com.



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