ABOUT ME

EDUCATION

08/2014-05/2017    Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Master of Fine Art Degree
02/2005-07/2007    Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University
Master of Arts Degree
09/1998-07/2002    Luxun Academy of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Art Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE

08/2015 - present   Adjunct Professor

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Courses taught:    Illustration III

,Science Fiction Painting, Graphic design illustration 

06/2012 - 07/2014  Visiting Scholar     

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

07/2009 - 06/2012   Assistant professor

Beijing Luhe International Academy

NO. 10 Yudaihe Street West, Tongzhou District, Beijing

Courses taught:    Ceramic,Renaissance Art History, Illustration, Figure Drawing, Watercolor Portrait, Oil-painting landscape

06/2002 - 07/2009   Instructor

Culture Dissemination College, Liaoning University of Technology

Courses taught:  Ceramic,Figure Drawing,Oil Painting,Watercolor Portrait,Illustration,Western Art History

SELECTED GRANTS AND HONORS

(2018)The Ward H. and Cora E. Nay Director’s Choice Purchase Prize of 2018 West Michigan Area Show
(2018) South West Michigan Printmakers Excellence
(2018)Honorable Mention of West Michigan Art Competition 2018.
(2018)Excellent Work Award of 2018 Her Vision Contemporary Art Exhibition
(2017) Award of MFA Kendall Graduate Competition. 
(2016)  2016 ArtPrize Special Recognition, Grand Rapids, MI.
(2010)  The Third prize of 2010 National Teacher Competition of Art , Photography, Calligraphy. China.
(2009)  The Third prize of 2010 National Teacher Competition of Art , Photography, Calligraphy. China.

PUBLICATION

(2008)    Olympics and Sculpture.Beijing: Civilization Magazine.(Olympics and Sculpturehas already been permanently collected by the National Museum of China and National Library of China.)
(2006)    Street Culture of Modern Change.Art &Design(Core Journals), 156(4), 36.
(2005)    The Media Center of Beijing is Moving to East.Art. (Hong Kong), 4.28-33.
(2005)    Whether Chinese Drama Is to the Big Production Era. Art. (Hong Kong), 4.34-36.
(2005)    Art Appreciation.Shenyang: Higher Education Press.
(2005)  Grand Works Collection of Peace and Prosperity Sculpture Tour Exhibition, Galaxy Publishing (Hong Kong)

COLLECTED

(2018) Four Watercolor paintings Malignant Landscape I, IV, VII, VIIIcollected by Grand Valley State University. 
(2018) Watercolor painting  Oriental Expression III by Cecily Shi.
(2018) Watercolor painting  Oriental Expression X collected by Mary DeWys.
(2017) Watercolor painting  Malignant Landscape VIcollected by Inner Mongolia Art Museum.
(2017) Watercolor painting  Malignant Landscape III collected by Ferris State University.

PRESENTATIONS

(2016)    Art symposium,‘No-Boundaries International Youth Art Competition’ at United Nations Headquarters, UN. (Represented International Judge and artist) 
(2014)    Art Education Conference, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Congress, at United Nations Headquarters, UN. (Represented Chinese art Educator) 
(2013)    ‘American/Asian Collaborative’ Art Education Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. (Represented an Asian artist and an art educator)

PARTICIPATE IN CURATING 

(2014)    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month,in the National Mall,Washington, D.C.
(2013)    15thChinese Festival and Anhui Culture Week, Washington, D.C.
(2009)    China-USA Peace and Friendship Commemorating Sculpture. (Marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and U.S.A.).
(2008)    2008 Olympics Sculpture Competition.
(2005)    'Peace and Prosperity Roving Sculpture Exhibition’ Commemoration of 60thanniversary of victory of world anti-fascist war.
(2005)    'Zhangdi Retrospective Exhibition’, National Art Museum of China 2005.

 

©2016 by Leilei Chen

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