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Beibei & Leilei Chen Exhibit
August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018
An event every day that begins at 1:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018
August 3 – 24, 2018
Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the lobby. Everyone is welcome!
Leilei Chen and Beibei Chen are twin sisters from China, and have worked collaboratively together in creating the series of paintings and ceramics in their exhibit. They received their graduate degrees from the top and best ranking universities in China. Within their fields of expertise, they teach both undergraduate and graduate students at Liaoning University of Technology in China.
Leilei received her BFA in studio oil-painting from China’s top fine arts school, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 2002, and in 2007, she received her graduate degree in art history from Academy of Art & Design at Tsinghua University, where culture, history, and art are emphasized. Prior to coming to the United States, she was an assistant professor of art at Culture Dissemination College, Liaoning University of Technology, where she taught undergraduate courses in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and photography. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Beibei Chen received her BFA from College of Art Design & Architecture, Liaoning University of Technology and in 2008, she received her graduate degree from School of Arts Peking University, the top and best ranking university in China. Her fields of expertise include Chinese and western art, as well as art-based research methodologies and theories. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at College of Art Design & Architecture, Liaoning University of Technology, where she has taught courses related to art history, animation, graphic design and photography.
Leilei & Beibei have exhibited their works nationally and internationally. One of their paintings, “Youth” has won the third prize for the national painting competition in China in 2009.
“Being Chinese artists residing and studying in the United States, our work is heavily influenced by Chinese culture, aesthetics, and philosophy. We have always been interested in engaging with environmental and cultural issues through ceramics and painting.”