Sophy Zhang, co-founder of JT Auction, born and bred in Beijing, PRC in the heart of the ancient imperial city, hails from an ancestry lineage of the Manchurian royal family. She graduated from Beijing Foreign Language College, and furthered her studies in hotel management in Japan.
Upon returning to China, she was introduced to the world of business. She started a cigar and wine club in renowned painter Huang Zhou’s Yan Huang Art Museum. She met various accomplished artists and art collectors there.
Thanks to the early influence by the elderly members of her family since young, Sophy has developed a keen interest in collecting contemporary art. Since emigrating to Singapore in 1998, she has lived her love for contemporary art, traversing Europe and Asia and shuttling between Europe and New York’s top art galleries and auctions in pursuit of her love and passion. She has injected new vitality into the rather traditional auction business, building a more efficient platform for collectors and buyers through an innovative business model, so as to serve everyone better.
On Tuesday, 10th November 2020, Sophy walked an incredible distance of 39km from the SAF Yacht Club to Sentosa in 9 hours, in full support of the BlueStar Charity. Do join her in supporting the BlueStar 2020 Charity Virtual Walk.