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Ines Sun
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am an oil painter trained at the Art Students League of New York under the New York School of Abstraction. Inspired by Action Painting (and what it took from Impressionism and Monet), I employ a spontaneity of brushwork mixed with a strong sense of light and composition. Later I found a calling in traditional Chinese scholarly brushwork, and studied at China Academy of Art in Huangzhou,China. I then moved my practice to Beijing. Blending and transforming these aesthetics, and keeping a constant source of inspiration in the natural world, has developed and informed my work up to the present. My artistic expression is a physical embodiment on the canvas of my spiritual expressionism. I see the brushstrokes as a medium of both physical and nonphysical energy, a translation of the poetry of life passing through me. Just as Buddhism must be a full practice, so I see art as a full practice in my life-- in my tea, my calligraphy, my painting-- which is best aimed at cultivating myself further, not as a monk in solitude but a fully engaged artist and being. I strive to make my art a service for others, to offer small realms of peace, comfort, beauty and tranquility; and to connect and uplift the spirit.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Solo Exhibitions
2017- (Im)permanence--Tenri Gallery , New York, NY USA
2016- Bloom in the Riot--VVG Thinking, Taipei Taiwan
2016- The Flying Bramhs--La Foret d'Oliviers, Taipei Taiwan
2015 - The Garden of Perfect Brightness--The Wisteria Tea House Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2014 - Yue 悅 Pencil Factory, Brooklyn, USA
2013 -­ The Lasting Impression-­‐254 Bond, Brooklyn USA
2013 - ­The Power of Blossom-­‐ Gallery 1205, Brooklyn USA
2012 – in the small, see the majestic, the Pencil Factory,Brooklyn USA
2012- Less is More with Jupiter Symphony, New York, New York
2011- Away From Home,Pencil Factory, Brooklyn, New York
2010 − Wadestown Happiness Collage Installation, Wellington, NZ
(Recipient of Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council grant)
2010 – Private Viewing at Mark Hutchins Gallery Wellington New Zealand
2009 − Soul Soothing @Kocoon, Beijing, China




Group Exhibitions

2010 − New Zealand Art Show, Wellington, NZ

2009 − Inverlochy Annual Art Show, Wellington, NZ

2008 − Macau Museum of Art, The Contemporary Chinese Abstract Exhibition,
‘Beyond the Surface’, Macau, China

2007 − Tribeca Toast at the School of Music and Art Gallery, New York, USA

2006− Tribeca Toast at the School of Music and Art Gallery, New York, USA

2005 − Tribeca Toast at the School of Music and Art Gallery, New York, USA

2000 − DD&B Atelier, New York, NY, USA

1998 − Gallery at the Art Student’s League of New York, NY, USA

Award & Grant
2012- Mobile Tea Garden was chosen for Locating the Sacred, Asian American Arts

2010-Open Heart/Mobile Tea Garden was chosen for Dumbo Arts Festive

2010-Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council Annual Grant
Grant was given to create Wadestown Happiness Collage Installations.

2008- Macau Museum of Art, the Chinese Contemporary Abstract Painting Award
Among 500 work, Spring in Hyde Park was the only work chosen for promo museum brochure for the show.

Education

2008-China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
1998- Art Student’s League of New York, NY, USA
1993- MA, New York University, USA
BA, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
Private Collections
New York City, Chicago, California, Wellington (New Zealand), Beijing, Shanghai (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Dubai, South Africa, Kazakhstan
 








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