"Being a young emerging artist in Vancouver is challenging and self-promotion can be a counter-intuitive to the artistic process. A reliable gallery for emerging artists that makes artworks affordably accessible is difficult to come across.
The Art Shop Vancouver has been amazing at supporting and consulting my practice, while organizing and delivering opportunities to exhibit work along side an exceptionally selected group of Vancouver artists and makers.
TAS is building a community around art collecting and appreciation and I feel fortunate to be working and collaborating with the team at TAS."
- Nano Murata
"When Mariana talked to me, for the very first time, about her vision and idea forThe Art Shop, I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing project. But I never dreamt how it would change my practice and myself. I have the honor to say, Mariana above a lot of other wonderful definitions is my mentor, and having her close to me the last almost two years has helped me improve my practice and my identity as an artist. Her passion and good practice allows her artists and projects to move toward an amazing future that I am so delighted to explore with her. Thank you so much for your trust and love for my work and everything you gave me the last years."