| 01 August, 2016 12:06
The “Making Sense” exhibition at the McLean Project of Art (MPA) gallery has concluded successfully. My work “Transformation #1”was posted in the twitter( https://twitter.com/MP4A/status/755816338577166336/photo/1) and reported by the New World Times. According to report, Director Nancy Sausser made the following comments on my work, “ …yes, I really like it, the technique is very original, looks very 3- dimensional, the pattern stands out nicely… very nice, very visual …” . Personally I also feel this is an opportunity to share with my peers and viewers my new creation with the experimental technique to integrate the traditional art elements from my own roots with the contemporary art concepts to form my new language of art.
| 29 May, 2016 09:38
I’ve been jotting down my thoughts and ideas in my daily art journal since I have been busy with creating and experimenting with new concept and material with my new series of works. Nevertheless, I came to realize that I should spare sometime to continue my blog to communicate with friends, old and new, about my creative journey. For the past couple of years, I have been working hard on the following new series of works- Life Imprint and Transformation series. I have integrated new material and new way of thinking with mixed media to express my exploration and interpretation of the ever-changing society and the dynamic world in which we reside. I’m happy to say, besides the work selected in a juried exhibition recently in New York, my another work- Transformation series No.1 was just chosen by Juror Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, to be part of MPA’s Making Sense exhibition in June, 2016. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at McLean Project for the Arts, VA. I look forward to meeting many friends there to enjoy the exciting works on view.
| 09 September, 2014 15:17
Hi All, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!
This is a special day when the whole family get together to enjoy talking and playing with each other.The moon cakes are the special treats for the festival. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. The moon cakes are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family, so it is easy to understand how the eating of moon cakes under the round moon can evoke longing for distant relatives and friends. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.
Wishing you all the best in life!
| 08 December, 2013 09:28
| 02 December, 2013 23:03
It has been hectic since summer time. I’m glad now I can sit down and reflect on my work life in general a little bit. In August, I had an opportunity to take in an outstanding art student from Emory University. It was great teaching experience, reminded of the years when I was an art teacher at Guangxi Art College in China. I even took my students to the remote villages to learn about their folk arts and crafts. Meanwhile, I took part in a few art exhibitions, such as the juried exhibit in The Art Gallery in UMD, and the exhibit in Richmond Art Gallery in Canada, and the Cultural Exchange exhibit at the Kramer gallery in my home county of Montgomery, Maryland. It was wonderful to talk with other exhibiting artists, each brought with them their unique artistic approaches to express their vibrant cultures. I’m so glad I’m part this diverse dynamic group.
One of the most exciting and fulfilling thing I did was installing my 5-year old son Etian’s 1st Solo Exhibition- "Imagine Images", that has been a fun and successful. I’m so proud of him, who can freely express himself with “anything” around him.
| 07 August, 2013 20:56
As an artist, the best reward I feel comes from my collectors’ appreciation of my creation. During my recent solo show, one of my collectors really made me feel so good and happy!! She is truly an art lover! The first visit to my show she came with a friend who is also a lover for art. She was so happy to see my works, immediately she decided to collect the Giclee print of my big painting Tapestry of Dreams (216” x 72”). She said she wished she could collect the original work in the future at whatever the price- “It is so beautiful! Magnificent!!”
Interestingly, she returned the following day to put a deposit for an original painting she really liked. She said, “Shanye, your art makes me happy. Somehow, when I woke up in the middle of the night, I found myself still thinking of that piece. I knew I wanted to get it.” What she said was so touching and heart- warming! I am happy that my artwork has made my collectors happy. I have met many wonderful collectors and the story of how they came to love my art to collect my work has been one of the driving forces to keep me going! Yes, I love what I do!
| 27 May, 2013 11:20
Hello and Happy Memorial Weekend!
This is a time for gathering with friends, enjoying food and fellowship. I’d like to say “thank you” to friends and my art collectors who have always been there supporting my creative process through so many years.
Over the past few months, there have been so much happening. Especially, since I took time & effort set up my largest work- the "Tapestry of Dreams" for the documentary made by Guangxi TV last December, meanwhile, some friends expressed the wish to see the original works, I have decided to do this open studio exhibition "Love it All" at my studio gallery.
The exhibition also includes 15 additional works in the Love Song Series. The reason I chose the theme "Love is ALL" is that, deep in my heart, I feel "love" is the essence of human existence. It is hard to imagine life without love. A few weeks ago, my beloved neighbor John Williams passed away suddenly at age of near 91. Our heart ached when we received the sad news. We had a great respect for him. He was a great example for us, a gentle person with a big heart filled with love for everyone. At his funeral, we were especially touched by the words of "love" from 1 Corinthians 13 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud", “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love". In my hometown, singing love songs has been a tradition for hundreds and even thousands of years. History proves- true love empower us; and love selflessly enrich our mind and uplifting our soul. Hence, the theme -“Love is ALL” to pay tribute to John. May love & peace be with us all!
| 08 October, 2012 13:49
Last September I was honored to be invited to the opening ceremony to the Exhibition in the National Museum of China. It was so nice to be back in Beijing again. So much changes in a short of a few years. I was so happily surprised to meet my old artist friend Mr. Jiang. It has been almost 20 years since our last meeting in China. He was also a successful artist residing in Japan for the last 2 decades. We had great discussion about art, life and people we knew during our time there. It was such a great feeling to stroll around the museum with a good old friend. I also had an opportunity meeting another good friend of mine- Deborah, whom I hadn't been seeing for almost 20 years. Most interestingly, I met artist Liang from VA, not far from us. We had a lot in common and it was a great pleasure talking to him. In addition, we also visited Chengde- a beautiful place where the Emperors in Qin Dynasty used to go for summer vacations. Overall, I had a great time in Beijing!
Another joy was that while I was visiting my family in Nanning, Guangxi.The Staff at the Guangxi TV heard my story and were very interested in filming a documentary on my journey of art, since my works are primarily rooted in my ethnic culture and my work has brought the unique culture to the people of the world, e.g. the Spring Song ballet dance based on my work- Tapestry of Dreams, premiered in NYC in Spring 2009. So I agreed and they followed everywhere- even having dinner with my family, as if i were a movie star, it was fun. They paln to come to my studio in December.. so more to do then...
I'm happy to be back home now and I'm making every effort to get ready for my coming Studio Show from Oct.27- Nov.11.
| 02 May, 2012 21:54
I'd like to share with you the following links that related to my art. Hope you will enjoy it.
Youtube Video clips (視頻)：
1. Painting by Shanye Huang Made into American Ballet:
2. Shanye Huang's BLESSING In An International Art Exhibition:
Painterly Visions : http://annemarchand.blogspot.com/2010/04/brentwood-arts-exchange-exhibition.html
China News (中國新聞網---紐約芭蕾舞團演繹壯族風俗 靈感來自黃閃夜畫作)
Xin Hua Art (新華網): http://news.xinhuanet.com/shuhua/2011-08/03/c_121762757.htm
Sing Tao Daily (星島日報): http://ny.stgloballink.com/washington/201107/t20110719_1612987.html
Art China (藝術中國): http://art.china.cn/haiwai/2011-08/02/content_4378793.htm
Baidu (百度百科)1. http://baike.baidu.com/view/2029765.htm
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- The “Making Sense” exhibition by Juror Nora Atkinson
- My new update
- Happy Mid-Autumn Festival
- Reflection on recent events
- One of the stories from my recent show
- About my coming studio show- Love is All from June 8- July 7
- Trip to China and my coming studio show
- Links related to my art