Contemporary Traditional Art Exhibit @UC Berkeley Ext.

  • Contemporary 
    Painting Exhibition @ UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco​​​​​​​
  • This is a Teacher + Students group exhibition featuring Artist Anita Yan Wong and her 7 talented students! Please check out the amazing works created by these talented "Contemporary Traditional" painters @ UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco California!​​​​​​​
  • Opening reception – 4th May, 2019​​​​​​​ (exhibition dates: May – 1st, June, 2019)
  • “Contemporary Traditional” Art Exhibit

    About: Lingnan style Chinese painting is one of the most influential art movements of the Chinese Modern Art period, and has been an important inspiration for contemporary Chinese art. In this Painting exhibition, we celebrate 8 Contemporary Traditional painters with both western and eastern background. Like brewing a good cup of tea, an art of controlling and mixing the elements – the artists in this art exhibition crafted their arts with both modernness and traditions. Each artist in this art exhibit and their art works reminds us of both the creativities in modern art and the profound beauty in traditional brush paintings. Traditions are not forgotten, but enhanced by our artists. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Anita Yan Wong, M.F.A., M.A., is an American Chinese Impressionist painter best known for her distinct dynamic brush works and unique style of Contemporary Traditional paintings that defies tradition and modernity. The artist is a long time pupil of Hsin Pengjiu, a World-renowned Lingnan style master (嶺南畫派) and first pupils of Chao Shao An and Pu Hsin-Yu (Aisin-Gioro Puru), cousin of Pu Yi, the last emperor
    of China. Her works are currently featured Internationally in over 40 cultural magazines including N.Y. Arts, cover story of Works & Conversations 2017 (displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, SFMOMA, the Kandinsky Library at the Pompidou Center, Paris and Harvard library), Art Dependence
    Magazine, My Modern Met; selected illustration arts for Emmy award winning Magazine by Adam McKay and Mike Farah. She was awarded first place wall art by “Design within Reach” in Design Philadelphia Award. Wong has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Temple University , the Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently teaching at UC Berkeley Extension fine art department in San Francisco, California. Wong's efforts and innovation as an 21st Century leading Lingnan painter is recognized and researched by Art historians and Phd students Internationally, such as University of Naples "L'Orientale, Italy and
    the Phd Department of history of art and archaeology, University of London. She has collaborated with MAHB, Stanford University with the goal of preserving Lingnan Guo Hua and the beauties in nature. Yale University's China Hands Magazine described her paintings as “Traditional art form that questions the modern minds.”

    Artists included in this art exhibit:
    Anita Yan Wong (Instructor)
    Mark Fisher
    Yulia Ivaniuk
    Margarethe Olsson
    Beth Pemberton
    Paul Piong
    Irene Wu
    Jane Yuan
  • Beth Pemberton
  • Yulia Ivaniuk
  • Yulia Ivaniuk
  • Margarethe Olsson
  • Mark Fisher
  • Paul Piong
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