LECTURE – SHIEN-MAO LIN (林憲茂)
(Dancer Series) Solo Exhibition-舞魅系列油畫個展
About Shien-Mao Lin 關於藝術家林憲茂
Contemporary artist Shien-Mao Lin is known for his dynamic and colorful abstract oil paintings. His abstract dancer series will be shown at Hwang Gallery in Flushing New York beginning on Dec 2,2014 through Dec. 21,2014.
Shien-Mao Lin, born in 1955 into a family of doctors in Taichung, Taiwan, was expected by his father and grandfather to pursue medicine as the direction of his profession. One can only imagine the disturbance Lin caused in the family when he announced he’d dedicate himself to painting instead of becoming a doctor.
Without family support and without receiving formal schooling in art, Lin had to play a lone hand. He continued practicing and refining his painting techniques and had his very first solo exhibition when he was 22 years old at the Taichung office of United States Information Service (USIS), which started a new chapter in his pursuit in art and also showed his determination and ambition in becoming an artist.
In 1980, Lin applied for the 34th annual Provincial Exhibition, one of the main official art exhibitions in Taiwan back then. Lin’s painting made it to the final round of competition; however his painting was being left on the side because the frame of his painting was broken. Fortunately one of the jury members, De-Jing Shiy, rectified the situation and Lin won the special jury award in the end. A complete stranger to Lin, Shiy’s act of grace has brought him a great deal of encouragement. It was one of most memorable moments in Lin’s career as an artist.
Since 1977, Lin has had 24 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in more than 40 countries across China, Japan, South Korea, Europe, United States, Latin America, and Russia. From 2010 to 2014 Lin has a record of 42 successful auction results in cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Taipei.
(開幕茶會現代舞者紀雅婷 Opening Reception Modern Dancer Ya-Ting Chi)
Collaborative Artist Series- Dance Artist: YA-TING CHI
It’s our pleasure to collaborate with Ya-Ting Chi and have her choreograph a special dance for Shien-Mao Lin’s <Dancer Series> Solo Exhibition.
Ya-Ting Chi, a native of Taipei. She graduated from NYU Dance Education program and trained in Jose limon Institute and Mark Morris Dance Group Teacher Training Program. She has performed in many concerts, collaborative projects and festivals in Taiwan and many cities across the United States such as American College Dance Festival, NYU Internet 2, New York Dance Parade, Westbeth Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival and Isadora Duncan’s Birthday, and etc. Interdisciplinary collaboration is the key focus of her dance choreography. For each season, she has collaborated with outstanding composers, visual artists, and designers in the new dance creation.