ABOUT THE ARTIST
kun Wang(Íõçû), was born in Jilin Province of China in 1970.
His legs were paralyzed due to polio at the age of 3. He loved painting since childhood and attended elementary art training at the age of 7, and he gradually showed extraordinary art talent. Elementary training could not satisfy his strong desire for the study of art, so he sought a higher level of education by all means. Unfortunately his physical restriction was a serious handicap in his studying, so he had no choice but to learn by himself.
MEMBERSHIP
Member of Oil Painters of America
Member of California Art Club
Member of International Guild of Realism
Member of Art Renewal Center Living Master
GRANTS/AWARDS
2018 Best of Show, On-line International Spring 2018, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society
2016 Artist's Choice Award, 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The International Guild of Realism
2016 Honorable Mention, Portraiture Category in the 12th International ARC Salon
2016 Finalist, Figurative Category in the 12th International ARC Salon
2016 Top 100 Finalists, Artistic Excellence 2016, Southwest Art
2012 Jury's Top 50, the Salon International 2012, Greenhouse Gallery
2012 Finalist, Figurative Category in the Art Renewal Center¡¯s International 2011-2012 ARC Salon
2010 The First Place winner, The Oils category of the Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition 2010
2010 Finalist, The Portrait/Figure category of The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition
2010 The top one hundred finalist, The Art Renewal Center¡¯s International 2009-2010 ARC Salon
2009 Gold Award, The National Painting and Calligraphy Competition for the Disabled in Beijing, China
2008 The top one hundred finalist, The Art Renewal Center¡¯s International 2008-2009 ARC Salon
EXHIBITIONS
2018
2018 Western Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Mary Williams Fine Arts
2018 Salon Show Juried Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Crooked Tree Arts Center
13th Annual Juried Exhibition, The International Guild of Realism, Sugarman-Peterson Gallery
Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2018, Richeson School of Art & Gallery
Art Between The Lines, California Art Club, The Peninsula Museum of Art
¡°Town & Country¡± Juried Art Show, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Forest & Ocean Gallery