Dr. Sunny Wang

 

Statement

The more I get to know about other cultures, the prouder I am of growing up in China - a country with rich culture.

Having undertaken some research on ancient Chinese architecture, I am strongly impressed by various forms of ancient city gates. The symmetrical gate looks solemn, which conveys a message that it was not built to show hospitality, but to demonstrate defensive strength and inviolable dignity. In China, we tend to use the term “to cross the gate” to refer to the start of research in a new field. The term “to attack the gate” is used to describe solving a big problem. The concept of gate sometimes can be as broad as to stand for a country, but sometimes as narrow as to represent a city. The phrase “entrance to a country” is used to indicate the policy which either “cuts all foreign contact” or “opens up”. Abstractly speaking, the gate may also represent individual hearts. Behind these hearts, secrets are always hidden which attract people to guess and explore.

 

Curriculum Vitae of Sunny Wang (Wang, Ling-Jean 王鈴蓁)

Born in 1972 March 25, Taiwan
 

Education

2012    Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts Glass), University of South Australia

2001    Master of Visual Art Glass, Australian National University, Australia

 

Professional Experience

2012-          Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2007-12       Full time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2007           Visiting scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2006            Visiting scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2006            Glass Casting workshop, Glass Furnace, Istanbul/Turkey

2003-2005    Part time lecturer at National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei/Taiwan

2001-2005    Part time lecturer at Yingge Vocational High School, Taipei/Taiwan

1996-1999    Various positions as glass instructor at Tittot Glass Arts Company, Taipei/Taiwan

1995-1996    Glass product design assistant at F.P. Glass Company, Hsinchu/Taiwan

 

Publications I: Books, Solo Exhibition Catalogues and Articles

2013    吹制玻璃的挑战和可能性”,  GLASS TRENDS 透明物语, issue 6, May 2013, p32-41.

2012    “The Present and Development of International Glass Art [玻璃藝術的國際現況與發展趨勢]” , Stages of Hope and Dreams [當代國際工藝競賽], National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute [台灣工藝研究發展中心], Nantou County[南投縣]/Taiwan [台灣]. November 2012.

2012    The Art Of Be/Coming Through Glass: the exploration of studio glass art inspired by Chinese calligraphy and framed by Buddhist practice, PhD thesis, University of South Australia, April 2012.

2011    “Be/coming: A Glass Path to Happiness”, Glass Network, The CGS quarterly magazine, UK, March 2012.

2006    Bridging架橋 (Sunny Wang Glass 2006王鈴蓁玻璃展二OO), Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2006.

2006    Revealing The Mystery Veil of Glass Art [揭開玻璃藝術的神秘面紗] (Basic glass techniques in Chinese), Taipei: Artist Book [藝術家出版社], 2006.

2005    Contemporary Glass in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan”, The Glass Art Society 2005 Journal (35th Annual Conference GAS 2005), edited by Susanne K. Frantz, Seattle: The Glass Art Society, 2005, pp. 66-67.

2004    Sunny Wang Glass 2004, Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2004.

2003    Passing Love – Sunny Wang 2003 [傳愛], Hsinchu/Taiwan: Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, 2004.

2001    Please Touch: Chinese Character-Drawing in Glass, Sunny Wang, Canberra: Sunny Wang self published, 2001.

 

Publications II: Works are selected/included in books/catalogues

2012    “The Poetic Stones”, glass, 2011, New Glass Review 33, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, May 2012, p. 54.

2011    “Milestone”, glass, 2011, Laisee利是 – 10 years of Koru Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2011, pp. 52-53.

2011    “Red Good Fortune [紅福]”, Refine Glass Art – Exhibition of the Glass Art Professors [聚矽迷璃-玻璃工藝教授聯展], curated by Ming-Twen Hsiao [蕭明芚], Hsinchu/Taiwan: Glass Museum of Hsinchu City, 2011, p. 56.

2010    “Love” and “Wind”, Artisti e designer  del vetro 1960-2010 La collezione Bellini-Pezzoli [Glass Artists and Designers 1960-2010 The Bellini-Pezzoli Collection], curated by Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Cristina Tonini, Milano: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, 2010, p. 162.

2010    “Sunny Wang”, in Masters: Blown Glass, curated by Susan Rossi-Wilcox (New York/ London: Lark Books), pp. 32-39.

2009    “Seven Ru ()”, glass, 2009, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Art, Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2009.

2009    “Ru ()”, glass, 2009, Asian Contemporary Glass Art, Seoul: Gallery Sklo, 2009, pp. 28-31.

2009    “Suchness- As You Wish”, glass, 2009, New Glass Review 30, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2009, p. 58.

2009    ‘Almost Self; More Than Self; Spring Longevity”, Glass, 2006 (Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation), Glass. China, by Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek. Munich: Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, 2009, pp. 108-113, and p.137.

2008    “Ru- Suchness Thusness”, Glass, 2008 (Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation), by Hong Kong Arts Centre. Exhibition catalogue of Winning and Shortlisted Entries of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2008, p. 10.

2008    “Little Self”, glass, 2006, In Essence- The Legacy of Stephen Procter, by Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi. Sydney: Sabbia Gallery, 2008, p. 28.

2008    “Big Dot Self”, glass, 2006, “Stephen Procter’s Legacy”, by Dan Klein, Craft Arts International Magazine, No. 73, Sydney: Craft Art Pty. Ltd., 2008, p. 24.

2006    “Sunny Wang—Blow Creativity [王鈴蓁吹製創意]”, The Prominent Categories of Taiwanese Art (Craft Design series 2) [台灣藝術經典大系 (工藝設計藝術卷 2)], by Y. K. Chen [ 陳奕愷], Taipei: Artist Book, 2006, pp.140-150 and p. 155.

2005    “Red Happiness”, glass, 2005, The Glass Art Society 2005 Journal, edited by Susanne Frantz. Seattle:  The Glass Art Society, 2005, p. 102,

2005    “Spring Joy”, glass, 2005, New Glass Review 26, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2005, P. 98.

2003    “Inner Space Star – Blue [內太空的星星]”, Taiwan Contemporary Art Series: Material Arts [台灣當代美術大系: 材質藝術], by  Hsiu-ling Chung [莊秀玲], Taipei: Artist Book, 2003, p. 146.

2002    “Great Longevity; Great Longevity Orange”, glass, 2000, Glassway [Le stanze del vetro], by Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta, Milano: Skira editore, 2002, p. 122.

 

Press Reviews

2012    Ha Thuc, Caroline. “How Art Reshapes Our World: Hong Kong”, Rawness website, http://www.rawness.org/how-art-reshapes-our-world-hong-kong/#1 in August 2012

2011    “Suchness”, Glass, 2011, blaze,  No. 272, Adelaide/Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney: Evolution Publishing, 25 August 2011, p. 16.

2009    Kwong, Kevin. 2009. “Glazing a trail” An exhibition by Asian glass artists reveals an art form that is finding new expression outside its Western roots. South China Morning Post, August 11, Arts section, top half edition.

 

Media Appearance

2010     Glass art talks on TVB Cultural Plaza [文化廣場], 7/14/21 November, Hong Kong.

 

Collections

Australian National University Collection, Australia; Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, Taiwan; National Chiao Tung University Collection, Taiwan; Tittot Glass Museum, Taiwan; Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Germany

Private collection through Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, U.S.A, Italy, Germany, New Zealand., etc. 

 

Honours / Awards / Scholarships

2012    Wang, Sunny. “The Poetic Stones”, glass, 2011, New Glass Review 33, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2012, p 54., New York/USA

2009    Visiting Scholar to Tsinghua University, Beijing , funded by K.C. Wong Education Foundation Academic Lecture Sponsorship 2009 [王寬誠教育基金會], 1-11 December 2009, Beijing, China.

2009    Wang, Sunny. “Suchness- As You Wish”, glass, 2009, New Glass Review 30, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2009, p 98., New York/USA

2008    Shortlisted Entries of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award

2005    Wang, Sunny. “Spring Joy”, glass, New Glass Review 26, Jurors’ Choice, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2005, New York/USA.

2004    Honourable Mention: International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2004, Japan

2003    Golden Glass Award: Fine work in Single Material, Taiwan

2002    Participated in the 16th National Art Exhibition, Taiwan

2001    National Culture and Arts Foundation Grant, Taiwan

1999    Australia Education International Scholarship, Taiwan

1999    Golden Glass Award: First Prize in Single Material, Taiwan

1995    Awarded Outstanding Achievement in 1995 Graduation Project Design

 

Invited Lectures

2013    Lecture “A Happiness Journeying of Be/coming Through Glass”, The Collective Vision – Ausglass Conference - Wagga Wagga, 5 – 7 April 2013.

2012    Invited speech: “Glass Be/coming”, Glass Department, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 13 August 2012.

2012    Invited speech: “Glass Be/coming”, Glass Department, School of Art, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia, 10 August 2012.

2012    Invited speech: “Glass Be/coming”, Glass & Ceramics Department, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 7 August  2012.

2010    Invited speech: “Glass ideas: from everyday design to fine art [話玻璃創意: 從日常生活設計到藝術創作]”, Department of Creative Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology  [國立雲林科技大學創意生活設計系], 20 December 2010, Yunlin, Taiwan.

2010    Invited speech: “International glass art and discussion on the artist path [國際玻璃藝術與個人創作分享]”, Yuan Ze University [元智大學],  5 May 2010, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

2010    Invited speech: “International glass art and discussion on the artist path
[國際玻璃藝術與個人創作分享]”, National Taipei University of Education [國立台北教育大學],  4 May 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

2009    Invited speech: “The glass works of Sunny Wang and the current Chinese glass art development” at Hongik University, May 2, Seoul, Korea

2009    Invited speech: “Glass in Hong Kong and the path of the artist” to the Glass Art Studio at Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, February 26, Beijing, China

2008    Invited speech: “International glass art works” to Master Glass Studio of Shanghai University, March 10, Shanghai, China.

2005    Lecture on Contemporary Glass in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan” The Glass Art Society, 2005 conference in Adelaide

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011    Be/coming, Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 25 November -6 December 2011

2011    Glass Be/coming, Liverpool Street Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 1-3 September, 2011.

2011    Suchness, Nexus Gallery of Nexus Multicultural Arts, Adelaide, Australia, 25 August-30 September, 2011

2006    Bridging架橋 (Sunny Wang Glass 2006王鈴蓁玻璃展二OO), Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 1 December 2006 to 31 January 2007.

2004    Sunny Wang Glass Exhibition, Bark Gallery/Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2004    Sunny Wang Glass Exhibition, Page One International Bookshop, Taipei/Taiwan

2004    Sunny Wang Glass Exhibition, The Touch Gallery, Singapore

2003    Passing Love [傳愛], Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, Hsinchu/Taiwan

2003    Sunny Wang Glass Art, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, Taipei/Taiwan

2002    Sunny Wang Glass Art, Hsin Kang Foundation of Culture and Education, Chiayi/Taiwan

2002    Sunny Wang Glass Exhibition, G-Case Gallery, Taipei/Taiwan

2001    Please Touch: Chinese Character–Drawing in Glass, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra/Australia

 

Group Exhibitions

2014    1895 Chinese Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition --- Chinese Contemporary Arts & Crafts Series of Exhibitions & Seminar [1895中國當代玻璃藝術展 --- 中國當代工藝美術系列大展暨學術論壇], 1 Mar to 20 April  2014, NangTong, China.

2014    Breathing Through Transparence --- International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition [ 透氣 透器--- 2014 杭州國際當代玻璃藝術展], China Academy of Art, 10 Jan to 6 March 2014 , HangZou/China

2013    Confluence 合琉, David Reekie & Sunny Wang, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, 21-30         November 2013, Hong Kong.

2013    ART Shanghai 2013 [上海春季艺术沙龙国际玻璃艺术展], April 18 – 22, 2013, Shanghai.

2012    “Milestone”,  Asian Glass, Koru Contemporary Art, 21 Nov 2012- 30 January 2013, Hong Kong.

2012    “The Poetic Stones”, Rhythm & Tone: Jean-Paul Pancrazi and Sunny Wang, Koru Contemporary Art, May 4- June 9 2012, Hong Kong.

2011    “Milestone”, Laisee利是 10 years of Koru Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, 13 December 2011-14 February 2012, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong.

2011    “Red Good Fortune”, Refine Glass Art – Exhibition of the Glass Art Professors [聚矽迷璃-玻璃工藝教授聯展], Glass Museum of Hsinchu City, Cultural Affairs Bureau, 9 April – 3 July 2011, Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

2011    “Black& White Suchness”, Out of Context [非上下文],  Academy of Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, 25 January 13 February, Hong Kong.

2011    “3 Black&Red Suchness”, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Arts, Rear Gallery, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, 17 December 2010 – 23 January 2011, Tasmania/Australia.

2010    Works “Love” and “Wind”, Artisti e designer  del vetro 1960-2010 La collezione Bellini-Pezzoli [Glass Artists and Designers 1960-2010 The Bellini-Pezzoli Collection], curated by Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Cristina Tonini, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, 18 November 2010 - 30 January 2011, Milan/Italy.

2010    “3 Black&Red Suchness”, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Arts, Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deoraine, 29 October – 1 November, Tasmania/Australia.

2010    Installation work “Suchness-Ease” and “Stone Meditation”, Prelude, Opening Exhibition @ Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, 18 June 2 July, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

2010    4 works “Black& White Suchness”, “Cobalt Blue Cell” and “Copper Blue Cell”, So Glass, HKGADS 1st Member Exhibition, 15-21 May, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.

2010    “7 Ru-Suchness”, Frozen-in Tension, 29 April 2010 27 January 2011, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich/Germany.

2009    “Black&White Suchness”, Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Baptist University Glass Art Exhibition, 23 October 11 November, Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HKBU, Hong Kong.

2009    “5 Ru”, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 17 July 16 October, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2009    “3 Ru”, Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 30 April – 30 May, Gallery Sklo, Seoul/Korea

2009    Australian Contemporary Art 2009, 2-6 March, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2008    Glass. China, 7 November 2008 to 10 December 2009, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich/Germany

2008    Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award Exhibition of Winning and Shortlisted Entries, October 4-7, at Hong Kong International Arts & Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2008    Best of Koru’ Art Singapore 2008, October 10-13, Koru Contemporary Art, Singapore

2008    In Essence- The Legacy of Stephen Procter, 19 September – 25 October, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

2008    Configurational Force: Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting and Glass, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong

2008    Glass Art Journey: Taiwan New Glass, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government, Taoyuan/Taiwan  

2008    Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass 2008, April 7th – October 1st, Steninge Slot Kulturcenter, Marsta/Sweden

2008    Hong Kong Art Walk, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2007    Marks of Memory, OZAsia 07, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide/Australia

2006    First Celebration of the World of Arts and Crafts, La Mans/France

2006    Art Singapore 2006, Koru Contemporary Art, Singapore

2006    Australia Art & About, April 4-25, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2006    “Red Happiness”, Four Artists Three Mediums, Artist and Horus & Deloris, Contemporary Art Space, Sydney/Australia

2005    International Glass Art Exhibition, Aptos Cruz Galleries, Adelaide/Australia

2005    Seeds of Light –ANU School of Art Glass Workshop 20th Anniversary Exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra/Australia

2004    Preliminary·Sequence -The Exhibition of Sunny Wang & Lynn Lin’s glass art work, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government, Tainan/Taiwan

2003    Sunny and Chung (Taiwan/Hong Kong) Studio Glass Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2002    Glass Now 2002 Auction, National Liberty Museum, PA, USA

2002    Australian Glass II, Stephen Procter and Sunny Wang, Gallery Enomoto, Osaka/Japan

2002    DIALOGUE – Stephen Procter and Friends, Quadrivium, Sydney/Australia

2002    ECSTASY – Contemporary Australia Studio Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney/Australia

2001    New Glass New Talent, AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne/Australia

2001    Canberra-Milano, Scaletta Di Vetro Gallery, Milan/Italy

2001    Ausglass Student Exhibition, Melbourne/Australia

2000    Craft ACT Christmas Member Exhibition, Canberra/Australia

1999    Hsinchu International l999 Glass Art Festival, Hsinchu/Taiwan