Roselina Hung

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia
Title: Coda: Self-portrait in the studio
Media: Oil on wood panel / huile sur panneau de bois
Dimensions: 40 x 50 cm

This self-portrait was created as the conclusion of a year’s work on paintings for a significant milestone in my career, my first solo exhibition, The Way We Were. Borrowing from musical terminology, the title shows that this portrait serves as a coda to the specific body of work, which is also represented in the painting. This painting combines my larger work with my continued interest in miniature portraits. The image is steeped in art history, alluding to many artists’ self-portraits in their workspaces, and contemporary art references, weaving together the past and the present. The work is tied to my ongoing examination of memory and the freedom taken in the re-presentation of histories, both personal and shared, as this painting, while photographic in some aspects, cannot exist as true documentation because the self-portrait also appears on the wall of the studio, creating a loop where the painting exists within the painting itself.

2004 M.A. Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK
2002 B.F.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2001 Exchange Student, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2009 The Way We Were – The Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009-2010 Kingston Art Prize – The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON; Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS; Waddington’s Auction Rooms, Toronto, ON; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Canada
2008 Painting on the Edge – Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, Canada – juried
2006 Royal Society of Portrait Painters – Mall Galleries, London, UK – juried

2011 British Columbia Arts Council Professional Development Assistance
2011 Jim Dinning & Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship for Visual Artists
2011 The Banff Centre Financial Aid Award

2011 Instructor (Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program), Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada
2010 Drawing & Painting Instructor, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada
2006 Short Course Tutor, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK