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Bio: Roselina Hung is a visual artist with a Masters in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK, and her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of British Columbia. She also studied at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally and can be found in private collections around the world. Born in 1980, Vancouver, Canada; she currently lives and works in Vancouver.
Artist Statement: My practice is oil painting, specifically portraiture, and I explore the artifice in representations of singular and collective memories in regards to their portrayal in popular culture. I use familiar imagery to engage viewers with their personal experiences, evoking a common memory; questioning their understanding of their own and others shared concepts of nostalgia. I am interested in examining society's visualization and understanding of memories and histories through images, including ideas of nostalgia, and the creation of a hyper-reality, wherein accepting the simulation as authentic; the belief in the fake supersedes the notion of the real in importance. Constructed images of vaguely familiar,
hypothetical pasts are created and the works pass as re-presentations of people and events, questioning the validity of memory, history and the freedoms taken in their recreation.
2003-2004 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK
1998-2002 BFA, Department of Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2000-2001 Exchange Student, L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
The Way We Were - Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Contemporary Woman - Maynards Fine Arts & Antiques, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kingston Art Prize - Waddington's Auction Rooms, Toronto ,ON; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (juried)
Kingston Art Prize - The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON; Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS, Canada (juried)
I'm Fine, You're Fine - On the Rise Artists Collective, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Painting on the Edge - Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, Canada (juried)
The Cheaper Show - Storyeum Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada (juried)
Little Landscapes & Miniature Worlds - Richmond Art Gallery, BC, Canada
Thirteen Apostles - Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nude - Project Hope at Seven Dials Gallery, London, UK
Sesame Salon 2006 - Sesame Art Gallery, London, UK
Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) 119th Annual Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London, UK (juried)
Inside/Outside - Peckham Studios (CIP), London, UK
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London, UK (juried)
Less is More, More or Less - Sassoon Gallery, London, UK
Painting Film - Lounge Gallery, London, UK
Chichester Open Art Exhibition - The Minerva Theatre, Chichester, West Sussex, UK (juried)
Ruthless Peckham - Peckham Studios (CIP), London, UK
popularArt: from nehru's democracy to the networked multitude - The Nehru Centre, London, UK
location/locality - The Diorama Gallery, London, UK
MA Fine Art Degree Show - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK
[ESC] - A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Inscriptive Ferret - Space Place, London, UK
Post-Postal - Euroart Studios, London, UK
[ESC] - Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Line Up: BFA Degree Show - The Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Short-list for the Art for Excellence Canada Millennium Scholarship - The Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Great Spectacular - The Fine Arts Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Connecting.... - The Fine Arts Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Frequent Stops - The Fine Arts Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Exchange Student Exhibition - La Galerie Gauche, L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
What's Love Got To Do With It? - The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada
Awards & Recognition
2011 The Banff Centre Financial Aid Award
2009 Short-listed for the Kingston Art Prize
2008 Allen Edwards Award
2006 Short-listed for the Winsor & Newton Young Artists Award
2003 Grant-in-Aid, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
2002 University of British Columbia Medal for Head of the BFA Graduating Class
Short-listed for the Art for Excellence Canada Millennium Scholarship Award
Standard Chartered Bank – London, UK
Private Collections – Canada, Turkey, & UK
Johnston, Cole. Interview,"Roselina Hung", VanRagazine, Issue 7, January 2010.
Smith, Janet. Cover & article, "Art is in the right place at the Eastside Culture Crawl", The Georgia Straight, November 19-26, 2009.
Griffin, Kevin. "Eastside Culture Crawl helps artists thrive in the city", The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC, C14, November 19, 2009 (images).
Ongsansoy, Hans. "The E-List: Great things to do today", The Province, Vancouver BC, B2, November 2, 2009.
Landry, Mike. "The Way We Were – Vancouver", Things of Desire online digest, Vol 2, No. 19, October 25 – November 4, 2009.
Margaret, Zoe. "I’m Fine, You’re Fine by On the Rise Artist Collective", White Hot Magazine online edition, April 2009.
"Craft fairs for every kind of shopper", The Vancouver Sun online edition, November 12, 2008 (images).
"The Cheaper Show", The World Journal, Vancouver BC, A28, June 17, 2008.
Fisher, Alice. "Arty Facts", University of the Arts London supplement, Time Out: London, No. 1815, June 1-8, 2005, (images).
The Kingston Prize 2009, published by Kingston Arts Council, 2009.
I’m Fine, You’re Fine, published by On The Rise Artist Collective, 2009.
2011 Lead Instructor (Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program), Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada
2010 Instructor (Drawing and Painting for Teens), Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada
2006 Tutor (Short Courses: Contemporary Oil Painting; Life Painting), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London, UK
2001-2003 Teaching Assistant (Painting & Drawing), Li Mo Yang Yun School of Fine Arts, Vancouver, Canada
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