LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Biography I was born in Suzhou, China and grew up in Chongming County, Shanghai, and Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China. Since 3 years old I had a passion for drawing and from primary school to university. I was also nominated in charge... Read More
Biography I was born in Suzhou, China and grew up in Chongming County, Shanghai, and Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China. Since 3 years old I had a passion for drawing and from primary school to university. I was also nominated in charge of the design work of the news board for the class and later on for the department of computing science department. It gave me the opportunity to show my art and design skills as well as helping the school out.
In my third year computing science study at the university in China in 1998, I got given an opportunity to come to New Zealand and complete my degree at the Computing & Mathematical Sciences Department, the University of Waikato specializing in Multimedia and Computer Graphics in Hamilton. Worked as a web designer and flash developer in Hamilton specializing in Multimedia and Computer Graphics. I then worked as a web designer and flash developer in Hamilton for a while and then moved to Auckland to live & work on multimedia programming.
However, after a few years, I found myself uncertain about my career path and constantly felt inadequate about my everyday life in general. So I quit the workforce and rekindled my love of drawing and painting weekly at Toi Ora, a creative and supportive space for adults. Under the teaching staff members’ kind support, I regained my confidence and realized that a Quarter Life Crisis is solved by following one’s truest passion.
In 2010, I was selected to study at Elam School of Fine Arts at Auckland University to advance my knowledge and skills in art/design. Having an on-going interest in the intersection of the fields of Art, Design, and Technology, I am pursuing a career in the creative industry.
Artist StatementInspired by nature, science&technology, cultural elements, and everyday objects. My practice focuses on the representation of the everyday and makes suggestions as what it could be like by employing various mediums such as painting, sculpture, read-made objects, electronics and through my own reinvented systems and rules.
Education2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts(Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, Auckland2001 Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Specified program: Multimedia and Computer Graphics, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Exhibitions / Awards2018 Jul, Emerging Artist Awards (Empathy, a celebration of the Gallery 10th Anniversary), The Upstairs Gallery, Auckland, Highly Commended Award2014 Sep, Flag It! Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Next National Flag, Depot Artspace, Auckland2014 Aug, The Sympathy Of Curves, Depot Artspace, Auckland2014 Lacuna, Circle Gallery, Auckland2013 Elam GradShow 2013, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland2013 Some Say I So I Say Light, Elam Projectspace, Auckland2012 3rd year Exhibition, Elam Project Space, Auckland2011 Emerging Artist Awards, Upstairs Gallery, Auckland, Finalist2009 Howling Dog, Artstation, Auckland, Group Exhibition
WHO I AM
NZ based Artist
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