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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.

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3 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-

4 EDUCATION Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO, MFA in studio art Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Visiting Scholar (painting), School of Fine Arts University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL, Visiting Scholar (painting), School of Art and Design 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 Associate Professor in Painting, Drawing and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Webster University, St. Louis, MO Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Art, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing, Department of Oil Painting, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

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