ABOUT THE ARTIST
kun Wang(═§šű), 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 International Guild of Realism
Member of Art Renewal Center Living Master
GRANTS/AWARDS
2016 Artist's Choice Award, 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The International Guild of Realism, USA
2016 Honorable Mention, Portraiture Category in the 12th International ARC Salon, USA
2016 Finalist, Figurative Category in the 12th International ARC Salon, USA
2016 Top 100 Finalists, Artistic Excellence 2016, Southwest Art, USA
2012 Jury's Top 50, the Salon International 2012, Greenhouse Gallery, USA
2012 Finalist, Figurative Category in the Art Renewal Centerí»s International 2011-2012 ARC Salon, USA
2010 The First Place winner, The Oils category of the Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition 2010, USA
2010 Finalist, The Portrait/Figure category of The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition, USA
2010 The top one hundred finalist, The Art Renewal Centerí»s International 2009-2010 ARC Salon, USA
2009 Gold Award, The National Painting and Calligraphy Competition for the Disabled in Beijing, China
2008 The top one hundred finalist, The Art Renewal Centerí»s International 2008-2009 ARC Salon, USA