On January 13, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing will hold an art exhibition for Mr. Jian Wang, Ms. Jin Li, and Abigale Wang, showcasing some of their signature oil paintings. As a part of Columbia Student Engagement project, Abigale Wang, an undergraduate student from Columbia University's Columbia College, will be invited to serve as the curator for this exhibition.
There will also be a public lecture during the exhibition. Three artists will introduce their art pieces and will also speak about the techniques of oil painting and pastel painting, the capture of moments and actions from a female painter's perspective, and the heritage and integration of different culture in paintings.
There will be a Q&A session in the end, providing opportunities for the audience to ask questions and engage with the artists.
Jian Wang is the member of Beijing Artists Association, Portrait Society of America, and Concrete China and a fellow at Chinese Painting Research Institute of Art Development Center of Chinese Painting, Ministry of Culture, P.R. China. According to Yidong Wang, Professor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, "Mr. Wang is a quiet and calm person. His works create a dramatic atmosphere, owing to to his study experience in the Central Academy of Drama. In this time of individuality, his painting is his voice, trying to find the eternity."
Jin Li is the member of China Female Artists Association. Ms. Li graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 1988, majoring in theatre design. She was invited to attend a wide range of exhibitions in Milan, Paris, Beijing, and Hong Kong, and has won many awards in national exhibitions.
Abigale Wang is an undergraduate student at Columbia University's Columbia College. In 2016, she was the ambassador of New York Panda Program and was awarded the "Outstanding Young Artist Award" by the NY Chinese Cultural Foundation. Her papercut Amalgamation was published in the People's Daily Overseas Edition, and her oil painting Support was published in the Jiefang Daily and the Economic Daily. Her painting Runner Up won the second place in the City Weekend Art & Writing Competition. When she was in high school, she made illustrations for Duha's hat, a story book for young children. She also went to ancient villages in Yunnan province to learn about Dongba culture and created a series of works of cultural integration. In 2017, she hosted the Masters Classic Gala Concert at New York's Merkin Concert Hall in Chinese, English, and Italian.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Keynote Speeches
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Q&A
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibition and Informal Discussion