Presentation on theme: "02.05.2015 13:46:38 My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. Coming from China and looking for a better opportunity has been."— Presentation transcript:
My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. Coming from China and looking for a better opportunity has been a fully challenging and great experience. For me, what I imagined of America and what actually was truly created a great gap, thus forming a battle between physical settlement and mental anxiety. In my recent works, I have tried to ambivalently display this kind of emotional drama with the mixture of exhilarating, confusing, and exasperating tensions. I grew up with sunflower fields surrounding my house in northern China. In my childhood years, I recalled playing under the bright, yellow sunflowers with my brothers everyday. Sunflowers, always following the sun's movements, were used during the Cultural Revolution as a political allegory to the way people should act towards Mao, who represented the sun. Gradually, the people of China realized that this symbol of the follower was really masking a deception. Therefore, to transcend my complex feelings, I use sunflowers as a metaphor to connote my background and emotional stage. My desire is to visualize the human sensitivity of the lost and found emotions upon my life experiences. Although I often gain great pleasure from the process of painting, it is most important to unfold expressively those sentiments within myself. -Victor Wang-
EDUCATION 1988-1990 Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO, MFA in studio art 1988-1990 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Visiting Scholar (painting), School of Fine Arts 1887-1988 University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL, Visiting Scholar (painting), School of Art and Design 1979-1983 Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China, BFA in oil painting PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2003-present Professor in Painting, Drawing and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO 1990-2003 Associate Professor in Painting, Drawing and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO 1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Webster University, St. Louis, MO 1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Art, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO 1983-1987 Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing, Department of Oil Painting, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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