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Talking Top Tens: Tze Chun

Founder, Uprise Art


Tze Chun is the Founder of Uprise Art, an online gallery that makes collecting original art easier and more affordable. Their curated collection of one-of-a-kind art takes the guess work out of art collecting, and Uprise Art’s team of art advisors help you find the perfect art for the spaces where you live and work. Follow Uprise Art on Instagram for a behind the scenes look at the art world! 

And more with Tze Chun…

What do you love most about your work?

Helping people discover artwork they fall in love with and live with. Also, working with artists who change the way I look at the world. 

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

Vitamix blenders. We received one as a wedding present and it has changed my life. They make hot soup in 5 minutes and ice cream too! 

Midnight snack of choice:

We live on the same block as Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn and have a habit of buying pints to go. “The Raw Deal” flavor is my favorite: vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes and homemade brown butter chocolate cookie dough. 

At 9am each day, you are...

In the office catching up with my incredible team about their weekend plans and other news. 

A secret talent we should know about:

I know my way around the dance floor when it comes to Argentine tango. 

The pair of jeans you will never grow tired of:

Madewell’s boyjean

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Matcha available everywhere. 

Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:

Jing Fong for dim sum with a big group of friends. 

Where does your credit card get the most use?

Fresh Direct. I love cooking, and they make it easy to get your groceries delivered before work or as late as midnight. 

Charity/charities you support:

Bailey House, Holiday House and Free Arts NYC, and I mentor students through Columbia University’s Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE). I’m also a Council member of Creative Time, which presents ambitious public art projects such as Kara Walker at Domino Sugar Factory last year.