Humza Deas, Artist in Residence
"This is the only way I can showcase New York differently, that most people would not dare to do." Humza Deas rose quite literally to fame as a 16 year old daredevil photographer climbing to terrifying heights for an Instagram shot. Having earned high-profile brand partnerships with the likes of Under Armor and Acura, Deas’ unique perspective of New York is newly entering a fine art context. He was recently featured in the Netflix documentary “Social Animals.”
About the Residency:
In its inaugural year, the High Line Nine x Sugarlift Artist Residency celebrates the energy, candor and resiliency of the beautiful city we call home. In lieu of packed gallery openings during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re excited for an engaging and inspiring alternative: the chance to see artists’ creation processes in the very Chelsea windows that often display their finished art pieces. Here, the city has the rare opportunity to see one of its talented artists at work for an extended period.
Sugarlift is a gallery and online marketplace that connects collectors directly with today’s best emerging artists. Our mission is help more artists create sustainable careers by finding a new audience of collectors. Since 2014, we’ve helped thousands of art buyers find artwork from emerging and established artists in New York City and beyond. Learn more at sugarlift.com.