Lanyang Museum 2017
Away From Home/離家的故事
Ines Sun is a multidisciplinary visual artist who has harmoniously immersed herself in the crossroads of East and West. It inspires her paintings and installation projects.
Her art training started with New York School Abstraction. Later, she went to the China Academy of Art in China to master Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. During 18 months living in China, she accumulated a substantial body of work. Her strokes of paint flow like Abstraction Expressionist, yet with the aesthetic and discipline of Chinese brush painting.
She still practices calligraphy daily before working on canvas as preparation and purification. In the accumulation of years of practice, her ability to be calm and focused grows. During the pandemic, she shared her calligraphy practice to help friends and strangers find emotional stability. She was awarded a storefront grant from Chashama in June 2021, where she ran calligraphy workshops for non-Chinese. She is also a recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council for Su-CASA Grant which allows Sun to share her joy of writing with seniors. These workshops have formed a supportive community around calligraphy.
Her memoir -5.4 Luck was published in Chinese in 2015. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
2019- Suho Paper Museum, Lotus, Taiwan
2018- Lanyang Museum, Ten Fields of Harvest, Taiwan
2008 - Macau Museum of Art, The Contemporary Chinese Abstract Exhibition, 'Beyond the Surface,' Macau, China. The work was selected among 500 entries, the only one featured in the museum newsletter announcement.
2022-When the Wind Blows, the Painting Center, New York USA
2020- Journey—Cielito, Brooklyn, New York USA
2016- Bloom in the Riot--VVG Thinking, Taipei Taiwan
2016- The Flying Brahms--La Foret d'Oliviers, Taipei Taiwan
2015 - The Garden of Perfect Brightness--The Wisteria Tea House Gallery, Taiwan 2014 - "Yue" Pencil Factory, Brooklyn, USA
2013 - The Power of Blossom-- Gallery 1205, Brooklyn USA
2012 - Less is More with Jupiter Symphony, New York, New York
2011- Away From Home, Pencil Factory, Brooklyn, New York
2010 - Wadestown Happiness Collage Installation, Wellington, NZ
(Recipient of Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council grant)
2010 – Private Viewing at Mark Hutchins Gallery Wellington New Zealand
2009 - Soul Soothing @Kocoon, Beijing, China
2008- China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
1998- The Art Students League of New York, NY, USA
1993- M.A., New York University, USA
1990- B.A., Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
2015-A memoir, 5.4 luck published in Chinese
2015-2018 Columnist for the Storm Media
U.S., New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Dubai, South Africa, Kazakhstan