Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
$5 SDCHM members | $10 General
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 B Second Ave | San Diego, CA 92101
Explore the wonderful world of Chinese arts with calligraphy as a point of departure and world-renowned artist and UCSD faculty member, Li Huai, as your guide. Experience how Chinese painting can unify mind, body, and soul by experimenting with intricate Chinese characters, expressive brushwork, and the cultivation of bodily energies through controlled breathing and rhythmic movement. Beginners and accomplished artists alike will learn to better engage their inner artist with this unique artistic opportunity.
ARTIST BIO: Li Huai received her BA in fine arts at the Beijing Film Academy and her MFA in art at the California Institute of the Arts. She is on the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Li Huai’s specialties include installation, painting, drawing, multi-media, and Chinese calligraphy. In thematic terms, her work deals with various issues related to East-West cultural interaction in an increasingly transnational age, including issues involving the Asian diaspora. Her major one person shows include Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, San Diego Museum of Art, The Arts House (Singapore), The Substation Gallery (Singapore), Carroll Gallery (Tulane University), Hong Kong City University Gallery, Edinburgh University Matthew Architecture Gallery, Galleria Ninapi (Ravenna, Italy) and Forum, Ecole normal superieure de Lyon (France). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in various national and international venues including the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), Morlan Gallery (Transylvania University), the Tijuana Cultural Museum (Mexico), the Centre Internationale d’Art Contemporain (Montreal), the Third Chengdu Biennale (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China), Biennale Disegno Rimini, Italy and in various contemporary art spaces in South Africa, Japan, and Italy.