Hung, Roselina

  • Home:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Title:
    The Return Home
  • Media:
    Oil on oak / huile sur chêne
  • Dimensions:
    22 x 28 cm

The Return Home was created after my return to Vancouver after living abroad in London, UK for three years.  I had very mixed feelings about the return, as it was an abrupt and unplanned move home.  I wanted to reflect this in the painting, which is a double self-portrait, by juxtaposing many elements within the image, creating a narrative with which the viewer must engage.  My two selves are contradicting yet complimenting each other in their poses and demeanours, sitting indoors where the wallpaper is reminiscent of Florentine floral paper.  Behind me is a Chinese fan shaped window, traditionally used in Chinese architecture to highlight the beauty of nature and frame the views as works of art.  Outside is snowy with fallen trees, a scene from the park across from my home, as the winter that I returned to Vancouver, there was a giant snowstorm, which brought down many trees in the city.  Drawing from my life as a Chinese-Canadian artist, a concept of duality runs through The Return Home, a theme that is often visited in my work.

EDUCATION:

2004

M.A. Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK


2002

B.F.A., Dept. of Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


2001

Exchange Student, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

November 2009

The Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


GROUP EXHIBITONS:

2009

I’m Fine, You’re Fine – On the Rise Artists Collective, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2008

Painting on the Edge (juried) –Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2008

The Cheaper Show (juried) – The Storyium Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2007

Little Landscapes & Miniature Worlds – Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada


2007

Thirteen Apostles – Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2007

Nude – Project Hope at Seven Dials Gallery, London, UK


2006

Sesame Salon 2006 – Sesame Art Gallery, London, UK


2006

Annual Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition (juried) – Mall Galleries, London, UK


2006

Annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition (juried) – Mall Galleries, London, UK


2005

Less is More, More or Less – The Sassoon Gallery, London, UK


2005

Painting Film – The Lounge Gallery, presented by Swarm Gallery, London, UK


2005

popularArt: from nehru’s democracy to the networked multitude – The Nehru Centre, London, UK


2005

location/locality – The Diorama Gallery, London, UK


2004

MA Fine Art Degree Show – Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK


2004

[ESC]: Electronic Social Culture – A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada


2004

The Inscriptive Ferret, Space Place, London, UK


2003

Post-Postal, Euroart Studios, London, UK


2003

[ESC]: Electronic Social Culture – Centre A, Vancouver, BC, Canada


AWARDS:

2008

Alan Edwards Award


2006

Short-listed for the Winsor & Newton Young Artists Award


2003

Grant-in-Aid, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation


2002

U.B.C. Medal for Head of the B.F.A. Graduating Class


2002

Short-listed for the Art for Excellence Canada Millennium Scholarship Award


COLLECTIONS:
Standard Chartered Bank, UK
Private Collections in Canada, UK and Turkey

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