Welcome to my glass art portfolio - thank you for visiting :)
A little bit about me
I grew up in Sydney with a typical Asian family (you know what I'm talking about; where A is for average, and B is for bad - thank you Kevjumba for this lasting quote), my parents like many others wanted me to be one of the trio of career prestige: a lawyer, doctor or accountant. And why not? My maths was good. If I had been thinking entirely objectively at the time I would have realized they would have afforded me a modest and stable wealth.
But my heart was seized by passion, and I could not hear of it. I, I decided, was going to rise to the ranks of the Old Masters whom I idolized. And for all my imagination, I could not see myself as anything else other than an artist. So strong was the pull to become one.
What did I know, I was just a highschooler still struggling with a sea of hormones and emotions. But it wasn't me who decided. The voice came from somewhere deep within, I just listened. The voice lead me somewhere beautiful, and with beauty came toil, but with toil came a deeper resonance to something timeless.
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I was fortunate enough to have a duo art education into both strategies of East and West. After my HSC I took a gap year to China, where I studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). In CAFA I enrolled as a student of the traditional arts, it imbued in me a sense of discipline. But it was glass I was in search of, so I journeyed back to Australia and finished my art education in Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). I am grateful to have been privileged to experience both, as they have allowed me to think both freely but with discipline in my life and art.
3 - 26 April 2019 Peach Blossom Spring (curated by Naomi Segal), FirstDraft Gallery, Woolloomooloo NSW Australia
Artist Talks on Thursday 25th of April 6pm
11 - 26 May 2019 The Selfie (curated by James Varley-Ross), Ten Forty Seven Gallery, Mascot NSW Australia
Artist Talks on Sunday 26th of May 2 - 4pm
1 June - 10 July 2019 ZEN (international art glass exhibition), Red Moon Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia
2019 Vitreous, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia
2018 Summer Sojourn, Live in Art Gallery (in collab with Art Atrium Gallery), Surry Hills NSW Australia
2018 National Emerging Art Glass Prize Exhibition, National Glass Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW Australia
2018 National Emerging Art Glass Prize Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW Australia
2017 HIDDEN SCULPTURE WALK, Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood NSW Australia
2017 Love Letter : Be With You, 541 Art Space, Sydney NSW Australia
2017 ART CRAWL, Fisher Library (University of Sydney), Sydney NSW Australia
2017 Ausglass Conference Exhibition, ANU Gallery, Canberra ACT Australia
2016 Makers Matter, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
2016 Love Letter : I believe in Second Chances , 541 Art Space, Sydney NSW Australia
2015 Love Letter, Articulate Space, Leichhardt NSW Australia
2015 Undergraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Art, Rozelle NSW Australia
2013 Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
2012 Winter Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing China
2010 ArtExpress, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Hazelhurst NSW Australia
Glass Internship with Kate Baker, Studio 4, 2016 - present
Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Visual Arts, 2013 - 2015
Central Academy of Fine Art, Traditional Arts, 2012
“Head Case I” (1/5) Private collection of Mike & Sandi Faulkner