MAR 31 - MAY 01
Opening Reception: 2:00pm - 5:00pm, MAR 31, 2018
Hua Jin is a visual artist based in Montreal Canada, who has exhibited her works world widely. Jin received her MFA degree at Concordia University Canada, and her BFA at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Jin’s works are included in many publications and collections including the public collection of Museum of Fine Art Montreal, Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (MOCA). Jin have received the Research and Creation Grant both from Canada Council of the Art (CAC) and the Quebec Arts and Letters Council (CALQ). She is also the recipient of the International Residency Award and Travel Grant from CAC. Jin was the Emerging Artist of the 2012 Vancouver Mayor Art Award; the winner of Canadian SnapStar photo competition. Jin received the first place in the Canon Photography Awards in her Emily Carr Grad Exhibition. Jin’s works contemplate the idea of permanence and change, and the evanescent quality of existence. Jin’s practices explore a worldview that embraces the idea of transience: of time, of life, of human history and of material things. Jin is interested in the relationship between photography and other media, such as video, drawings, and installation. Her recent artistic practices focus on the memorial, spiritual and meditative side of nature and land. Jin’s award winning project My Big Family, gained broad attention both in China and Canada, including both CBC radio and television interviews. Her upcoming exhibition will be in the Museum of Fine Art Montreal in the summer of 2018 as part of the museum’s Reconnection program.
Viridian Gallery is located by the sea in Coal Harbour Quay in the heart of Vancouver. The gallery was established in late 2014, and has drawn considerable attention since opening. The gallery has a goal of promoting contemporary artists, and offers a space for social interaction, exchange of ideas, and a space of imagination. Viridian Gallery works with local artists, and approaches each artistic work with earnestness, with the goal of supporting and recognizing the labour of artists. At the forefront of the boundaries of East-West cultural exchange in Vancouver, the gallery closely follows the development of contemporary art. Through these exhibitions and artistic exchange opportunities, the gallery provides support for local artists through research, exhibition, promotion, collection, and other such activities. For further information regarding the exhibition, please visit the website: www.viridiangallery.ca, or phone 604-568-3377, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org