THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY CLUB

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“FLEETING DREAM”: THE PAINTINGS OF CHUN ARTHUR WANG

Note: the painting Smokeoil is taken from Chun Arthur Wang’s website: http://chunarthurwang.com/

March 2 through April 29, 2011

COLUMBUS, OH: Artist Chun Arthur Wang will display his oil paintings at The Ohio State University Faculty Club in a solo exhibition entitled Fleeting Dream which will be on display from March 2 through April 29, 2011.  This exhibition was made possible through cooperation  with The Ohio State University’s Foreign Language Center, the National East Asian Languages Resource Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and East Asian Studies Center.  A Reception will be held in honor of Prof. Wang at the Club on the evening of Friday, April 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  A special highlight of the reception will be a presentation by Prof. Wang including details of his trips in China and their influences on his paintings.

Prof. Wang views his life experience and education in both East and West as very valuable,  giving him a unique view as an artist and as an educator.  He states that in his paintings  he “investigates the Oriental mood through combining the language of Western traditional oils with the influences of Buddhist and Chinese folk art.” The artist points to his use of many Chinese art concepts and themes in his  paintings such as ” subjective color, geometric forms, re-organized linear qualities, and decorative patterns.”

Arthur Chun Wang, who was born in China, studied there at the Central Fine Arts Academy in Beijing, and began his teaching career in 1982 while still in China.  In 1992, he came to the United States. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with his second Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and then went on to earn, through a full scholarship, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Now a naturalized American citizen, he is an Associate Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design.  He was the 2004 Recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  Known for his work in portraits, he won the ARTIST’S MAGAZINE‘s  National Portrait Competition in 2003..   His paintings are in many public and private collections, including the Ohio Statehouse, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, and the University of Colorado.

Established in 1923, The Ohio State University Faculty Club is located at 181 South Oval Drive on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University on the Oval near Mirror Lake.  The art exhibition program at the Club features the work of selected Ohio State University faculty, staff and alumni in exhibitions held throughout the year. ALL EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information, please call the Club at 614-292-2262.

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