The Connection of Lives|HER POWER Global Female Contemporary Art Online Exhibition 2021  · Chapter Ten

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Preface(Chinese only)
HER POWER Curator Cissy Cheung

"Her Power" Online Exhibition as "Life.Blossom" Exhibition - "Her Power" companion volume, began on International Women's Day 2021.

As the event originated in Kwangju Art Biennial in 2018, along with a motion by the President's Conference of the International Federation of Women's Arts, the event was then confirmed to be held in Hong Kong in 2021, during the International Women's Arts Federation Exhibition in Moscow in 2019.

Over the past few decades, women's art and female artists have risen, increasingly in academia, in the marketplace, making their voices heard and blooming- but not enough, yet her creativity clearly isn't silent, if not more powerful than men. Therefore, we want to build a platform for women around the world to shine; for professionalism, academic business, social responsibility and influential women's arts.

During the preparatory period, the world experienced an unprecedented "pulmonary disease". Our planning thus fell into a state of stagnancy; our plans cannot land, but our pace is still, out thinking non-stop.

In such a special historical period, long and difficult days have not been in time. Human accidents trigger our deep reflections on life: how can women cultivate strength in the limited length of life and increase the thickness and breadth of life? This was also a significant thought considered in the launching of the exhibition.

In the process of collection, we see the rich and tenacious "Her Power" conveyed by women's art. They bloom life and positive meaning in different countries and regions. They all have these things in common: they read for their own life, think for society, create portraits for the times, and hope to leave a mark on history.

The early stage of the event has been actively participated and supported by international female artists and art institutions, especially by many experts and scholars, as well as our guest curators, Dr. Han Qi, Dr. Rochelle Yang, Dr. Huang Mei, to which a series of guidance work was given. As well as thanks to Tao Weibai, Jia Fangzhou, Tong Yujie and other art and academic consultants for their strong support and guidance to the exhibition.

 

We believe when a person maintains an unfailing passion and enthusiasm for art, then she has given her life the meaning and value of youth. The energy yielded by the heart that burns for art is "her power" unmatched by anything else. 

IWAF was formed in 2018 in Gwangju, Korea, where we held our first committee meeting and made plans for the future. 


IWAF has representatives in twenty-three countries and approximately 120 individual artists. Countries representative in IWAF are; Australia, China, China – Hong Kong, China – Macau, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea (Daegu and Gwangju), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. 


IWAF grew out of INWAC – the International Women Artists Council, which was successfully active for over two decades, from the early 1990s until the sad and untimely passing of INWAC's President and founder, Dr. Yuen Chee Ling, in 2015.


Maria Esmont, IWAF Russia – Representative, proposed an IWAF International Women Artists Exhibition, to be held in Moscow in 2018. This exhibition was moved to May 2019 and was given the theme “Motherhood....hope of the future”. On behalf of all members of IWAF, we thank Maria Esmont and her team for organizing the Moscow exhibition, art conference, international children's exhibition, and wonderful tour of Moscow and her surrounding regional country towns, art galleries, and historic churches and other buildings. About 98 international artists, their friends and family enjoyed exploring Russia in the glorious Spring weather.


In Moscow, Dr. Cissy Cheung – Representative IWAF Hong Kong, proposed for the next IWAF International Women Artist Exhibition to be held in Hong Kong in 2021.At that time no one could have foreseen the unfolding events that the COVID19 pandemic would unleash on the world. So many people have lost their lives, this has been a truly devastating time for all of humanity.
Dr. Cissy Cheung proposed the option for an 'online exhibition', as, at the time of writing, international travel is still not recommended. The worldwide vaccine champagne has only just begun. Dr. Cissy Cheung and her team have worked tirelessly to create this IWAF online exhibition, with the over-arching theme of 'Her Power' and the sub-theme 'Life Blossom'.


Though we have all been devastated by the COVID19 pandemic, as humans we strive to find and hang onto hope - we all hope that life will blossom again after COVID19. These thoughts were with us all, as we worked on our artworks, in isolation in our studios, contemplating the pandemic and its effects on our family, friends, and all of humanity. It is impossible not to link this exhibition to our collective experiences with the pandemic. It has been like a heavy blanket, that has covered and touch us all.
I thank every artist for staying positive during these difficult years and making an original artwork to share.
On behalf of all members of IWAF, we warmly thank Dr. Cissy Cheung for making IWAF – Hong Kong “Life Blossom” online exhibition a successful reality. I thank all people who have supported Dr. Cissy Cheung and her team at her art gallery, The Art of Nature, and IWAF – Hong Kong. Thank you to all sponsors who have assisted this exhibition.

Foreword​
Honorary Secretary and
Representative of Austrailia of IWAF
Sandra Angliss

2021 · HER POWER

The prologue of the "Life.Blossom” Exhibition - "Her Power" Online Exhibition, was jointly initiated by HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation, and female artists and art institutions.

 

The first stage will bring the recommendations from our academic consultants, invited curators and  International Women Artists Federation as pilot. Up to now, we have received works from around 120 artists from more than 30 regions (including oil paintings, ink paintings, installations, sculptures, photography, digital images, etc.).

 

The call for works is still open to public. The online exhibition will also be published by region, theme, category, subject, or material.

 

The content of the online exhibition will be presented on Art of Nature’s official website and the platform of "Her Art", Facebook,  and overseas online platforms.

HER POWER

Art of Nature Intrenational Female Art Online Exhibition

 Orgainisors :

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation

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“Mongolia” , “USA”, “Turkey”, “Mauritius”

Section 1 MONGOLIA

BILIGT ENKHTAIVAN《Children of Eden 2》

ODMAA URANCHIMEG《I Am In Own Inside》

BAYANJARGALIIN NASANTSENGEL《Dream》 

OTGONBAYAR DASHDORJ《Creator Hunnu book》

SOLONGO TSEEKHUU《Feeling 2》 

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BILIGT ENKHTAIVAN

Obtained Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Fine Arts in 1999 and Master of Science (Information Technology) in 2002 from University Sains Malaysia.

From 2008 to now, Ng has joined several international exhibitions in Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan, including “Di Mana (Where are) YOUng (Malaysia, 2017), Myanmar-International Women Artist’s Exhibition (Myanmar, 2020), etc.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 "A STORY OF US", Union of Mongolian Artists Exhibition Hall, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2019  "Children of Eden",  Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2020  Connection, Little Heaven in UB, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Children of Eden 2, 60 x 80 cm, Linocut, drypoint, watercolor, marker on rice paper, 2019

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ODMAA URANCHIMEG

Professional ceramic artist. Graduated from Mongolia State University of Arts and Culture in 2006 and obtained master degree from Mongolia State University of Education in 2012. Won several prizes, such as “Best Artwork of Year” Prize from Union of Mongolia Artist in 2013, “Leading Worker of Culture” State Prize in 2019 and “Best Contemporary Artwork” Award from Union of Mongolia Artists in 2019.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 Solo Exhibition, Daejong, Korea 

2015 Invitational Solo exhibition, Daejong ,Korea 

2016 Solo Exhibition, UMA Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2018 Invitational Solo Exhibition, Ulaanbaatar International Art Festival, MN17 Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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I Am In Own Inside, 2018

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BAYANJARGALIIN NASANTSENGEL

Painter and graphic artist. Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 1958. Member of Union of Mongolian Artists. Studied in State Pedagogical University of Mongolia. Her works are in collections of Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Khan Bank in Mongolia, Mongol Costumes Museum, Elbeg Art Gallery and NAS Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2009 "Blue Triangle" UB, Mongolia

2005 "Mongolian Circular" UB, Mongolia

2002 "The Human being- a Treasure-2" UB, Mongolia

1999 "The Human being- a Treasure-1" UB, Mongolia

1998 "Paintings of Nasa" in UNDF office, UB, Mongo

1991 "China by Artist's view" UB, Mongolia

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Dream, 50 x 60 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2020

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OTGONBAYAR DASHDORJ

Professional ceramic artist. Member of Union of Mongolia Artists. Studied in College of Fine Art in Ulaanbaatar and earned a master degree in The Saint Petersburg A.L.Stieglitz State Academy of Arts and Design in Russia. She has been participating in joint exhibitions, biennales and workshops organised in Mongolia and abroad. Awarded “Best Artwork of the Year” from UMA in 2016 and 2019 and “Pole Star” State Award in 2018.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018   “Blue Room” Art gallery of the Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulaanbaatar

2018   “Blue Room” Khan Gallery, Ulaanbaatar

2017   “The Falcon of the Sky” Art gallery of the Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulaanbaatar

2017   “The Falcon of the Sky” UB Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar

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Creator Hunnu Book, 30 x 60 cm, Clay, glaze, raku technique, 2019

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SOLONGO TSEEKHUU

Artist and curator. Graduated from Mongolia State University Arts and Culture with BA in Decorative Fine Art in 2008 and from SFSU in San Francisco with MFA in Liberal arts and Science in 2012. Curated exhibitions in various cities, such as Mongolia, China and Korea. Participated in 20 exhibitions since 2007, of countries of Mongolia, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, USA and Japan. 

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Feeling 2, 70 x 40 cm, Monoprint, 2020

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Section 2 USA

MARCI AYLWARD《To Bee or Not To Bee》

UNA KIM《A Slice of Violet》《Silence in Blue》

JAN CARPENTER《Brain for Good》 

LILY GAIA YE《Quantum Memory》《Quantum-Enthusiasm》

GRACE LIM《Untitled》 

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MARCI AYLWARD

Graduated from Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988, guided by Stanley Lewis, Michael Walling and Wilbur Niewald. Gained Master of Arts from Parsons School of Design in 1990, guided by Paul Resika, Leland Bell and John Heliker. From 1997 to 2018, she was an associate professor of Arts at Avila University and is currently the curator of Thornhill Gallery.

Actively curated and participated in many exhibitions in the USA, Germany, Russia, North Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam and Taiwan. Her works have been collected by plenty of private art institutes like the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and private collectors.

To Bee or Not To Bee, 10 x 22 cm, Oil painting

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UNA KIM

IWAF artist representative from USA.

A Slice of Violet, 30 x 22 inch, Ink and charcoal on paper, 2015

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Silence in Blue, 30 x 22 inch, Ink and charcoal on paper, 2015

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"In this body of work, I explore many of these polarizing forces while capturing memories, imprints, and voices between them.  Coming from another country and living in a foreign land has taught me to appreciate the in-betweens.  I am an American citizen and no longer Korean; yet in reality I am in between American and Korean.  I speak both languages and travel in and out of both cultures with a strange grace.  I am familiar with both, yet neither one seems home. "

 

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JAN CARPENTER

Completed her Bachelors of Microbiology and Art focused in printmaking at Oregon State University. Shen then continued gradual studies in photography and lithography at George Washington University. 

 

Returning to the Northwest, her focus shifted into painting, with the last 7 years expanded into exploring the three dimensional world through the use of metal and mixed media. This interest has expanded with collaborative work at the Manifestation Studios.

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Aris the Robot (Sculpture), Welded steel

​Brain for Good (Sculpture), Welded steel with mixed media and motion activated lighting

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LILY GAIA YE

Lily is a Chinese American painter and scholar, PhD candidate at Nanjing University of the Arts and Stanford University, art consultant for the US-China Economic, Trade and Cultural Promotion Association, art director of the 2020 Sino-US Painting and Calligraphy Online Exhibition, director of the Overseas Chinese Artists Association and chairman of the Portland chapter, and an executive vice president of the American Art Research Institute.

Quantum Memory

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Quantum- Enthusiasm

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GRACE LIM

Graduated from St. John’s University with Master of East Asia History and Columbia University with Master of Education. Attended group art shows worldwide in USA, Moscow, Taiwan, Mongolia, China, Japan, etc. Her novel "Nanning Old Stories" awarded “2012 Outstanding Book” In China. "Looking for Magnolia" got Beijing writing club first prize. Other short novels published in many Chinese journals.

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Section 3 TURKEY

PAULA GRENFELL《A Will A Way》

TULIN UNGANER《Apples are Mine》《Sleepwalkers》

SECIL ZENGINLER《Border》 《Isis》

 

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PAULA GRENFELL

South African-Turkish artist. Self-taught, creating works in oil, acrylic, pastels, graphite and charcoal. Her passions are surreal and impressionist works including human figures and natural absurdities. Most of her works have a message conveying the urgent need and importance of protecting the natural world we live in.

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A Will A Way, 50 x 35 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2020

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TULIN UNGANER

Artist from Turkey.

Born in Germany in 1966. Since childhood, the artist has been interested in painting and photography. Primarily, a self-taught artist, Her paintings tell surreal stories and her characters are mostly genderless. Technically she uses mixed media, many of which are made with naturally dyed paper, which she herself creates from herbs, & other natural material collected during forest hikes. 

The artist had two solo exhibitions and has taken place around 18 mixed exhibitions including 7th International Women’s Art Festival Exhibition– Gwangju, South Korea.

In two of her paintings, she expresses that life is a place where hopes come together to compose a meaning to life and hope is the happiness mirror of our lives.

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Apples are Mine, 29 x 42 cm, Mixed media, 2020

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Sleepwalkers, 29 x 42 cm, Mixed media, 2020

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SECIL ZENGINLER

Born in 1992 in Izmir, Turkey and graduated from 9 EYLUL UNIVERSITY, Art Faculty in 2015.  She is currently doing her Master’s Degree in the Faculty of Art, Izmir Turkey. She has been working and teaching in her own art studio in Izmir. In her paintings she uses Mixed Media, her figures are expressionist. 

Her paintings Border and Isis depict Human beings survival lies in  living with harmony the harmony with nature.

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Border, 70 x 80 cm, Mixed Media, 2020

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Isis, 70 x 80 cm, Mixed Media, 2020

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Section 4 MAURITIUS

NADINE JEANNETON《Dona》

MALIKA DHURN TEELUCK《Bliss》

REVAA《Life Blossom》 

SHEELA RAMKHALAWAN《Renaissance》

BRINDA BOOPUTH《Janma》 

ANGEL ANGOH 《Trace La Vie. Viva A Vida》

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NADINE JEANNETON

Artist from Mauritius. Nadine Jeanneton holds a BA with education in Fine Arts. She has a career of 26 years in Art and Design and works at the St Joseph Secondary School. She performed a solo at the Alliance Francaise of Mauritius in 2007 and was invited to represent Mauritius in the same year at the United Nations New York which was renewed in 2012.

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Dona, 70 x 50cm, Acrylic on canvas

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CHIOU LING CHYI

Artist from Mauritius.

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Bliss, 80 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas

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REVAA

Revaa received a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Interior Decoration) from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India. Soon after, she started her career as an interior designer. 

Feeling drawn to painting and teaching, she eventually became an Art Educator, taking pride in sharing her passion. 

She is continuously inspired by the positive energy flow around her, which resonates in her artworks and believes that there is no better teacher than life. 

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Life Blossom

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SHEELA RAMKHALAWAN

Born in Mauritius in1974. Educator and Head of Department in Art & Design at a Secondary School since 1999 and Part-Time Lecturer in Visual Arts at the Mauritius Institute of Education. Holder of Diploma in Fine Arts, Bachelor’s Degree with Education in Fine Arts and MSC  in Educational Administration and Technology. 

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Renaissance, 60 x 80 cm, Acrylic on canvas

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BRINDA BOOPUTH

Born in Mauritius in 1975. Lecturer at Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE). Holder of Diploma in Fine Arts, Bachelor’s degree with Education in Fine Arts, Post Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts and Master’s degree with Educational Leadership and Management. Participated in numerous Art Exhibitions and workshops in Mauritius.

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Janma, 60 x 80cm, Acrylic on canvas

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ANGEL ANGOH

Born in Mauritius, Angel Angoh was trained in fine art in London and Paris and has studied under the guidance of Claude Rogers, famous English artist and professor at the Slade School of Art. She is a lecturer in Art and History of Art and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mauritius and abroad. 

Her artworks explore the relationship of man, nature and the universe and the never-ending search for peace and identity within chaos. 

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Trace La Vie. Viva A Vida, 80 x 60 cm, Acrylic on canvas

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Her artwork “Trace La Vie”, is a celebration of love and friendship, innocence and experience, of new beginnings, growth, laughter and the footprints that we leave behind. But most of all, it is the gift of light that shines on our path and the knowingness that our “Joie de vivre” lies in the journey towards our own blossoming.

HER POWER Online Exhibition 2021

This exhibition not only visually displays the unique and delicate creations of women, but also hopes to bring out the possibility of women’s perception and feminine aesthetics in contemporary art, beside the men-dominated mainstream, and promote their representability in the art world. This exhibition would serve as a forum for dialogue of the reflections on social culture and the examination of personal issues from women’s point of view, mainly delivered by their works of all forms.

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society was founded in 2011 as a Hong Kong registered non-profit organisation; with the objective of uniting female art enthusiasts across Hong Kong, China, and overseas. It welcomes any and all females in art-related fields, as well as those interested in promoting contemporary female artwork. The Society aims to sponsor female artists and help them achieve their full potential. It has established the “Infinite Love” Series Triennial on 2015 and “Her.Power” Series Online Exhibition on 2020.

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