FUNERIA was founded in 2000 and remains the only arts agency and exhibitions organizer of its kind. It is the world's leading resource for original, contemporary, museum-quality funerary urns, vessels and personal memorial artworks made by established and emerging artists working in all media. FUNERIA® artworks are promoted and sold through its website, retail Art Honors Life® gallery, wholesale showroom, and forward-thinking funeral service providers worldwide.
FUNERIA provides opportunities for other galleries and organizations to present specially curated selections of work from its gallery, augmented by new work by the artists it represents, in gallery and exhibition locations, worldwide. FUNERIA artwork has shown in Paris at Salon Funeraire, in New York at Chelsea's Onishi Gallery, and in a variety of events and exhibitions that showcase the breadth and depth of skill offered by artists who are creating exquisite, meaningful work.
Its experience in pioneering and developing a still-emerging contemporary funerary art genre is extensive and well-documented in major print, broadcast and online media outlets worldwide, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, CNN, NBC, KQED-Radio (The California Report), Financial Times, Globe and Mail, Seattle Times, North Bay Bohemian and others. FUNERIA also offers consulting services to galleries, artists, interior designers and architects who are working with clients and seeking specially commissioned heirloom quality memorial artwork, ephemeral garden installations, and unique objects that provide a point of contemplation in meditation rooms, private chapels, and private cemetery estates.
Artists who are creating innovative, high quality work in this genre and are interested in representation are encouraged to contact FUNERIA directly and to consider entering FUNERIA's biennial international Ashes to Art® competitions.