Roselina Hung

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.


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

November 2009 The Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

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

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