A Bit About Me
As a fiber artist, I prefer to use sculptural and quilt/collage techniques to create artworks. The main characteristic of my artwork is the combination of the hand printed transparent, translucent and opaque textiles or papers. The patterns manipulated or printed on these materials come from natural landscapes, human figures, fine art masterpieces and my own imaginations. I usually decontextualize and reconstruct them to make wall decors, books, fashion accessories, or art installations.
Besides, my works are experiments about environmental-friendly materials. As we all know that the textile pollution (mainly contributed by waste water with chemical textile dyes, fabric debris, and plastics) is one of important pollution to affect human health and live environment. In my artworks, I use natural plants which are collected from our surrounds to dye textiles. I also like to use daily life wastes such as textile scraps, plastic shopping bags, coffee filter papers, and metal window screens, etc. to create new art projects. Otherwise, they would become pollution. My efforts about "Sustainability" and “No Waste ” are to construct a relationship between man and nature focusing on improving and taking care of our environment.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle are the most important ways to protect our environment.
“The Earth is what we all have in common.”—Wendell Berry.
Inherit and preserve the traditional skills of the former artists and artisans, and then carry forward to meet the needs of modern
society-Welcome to visit our gallery and join our creative art class to learn many different techniques, such as shibori dyeing with
natural or chemical dye powder, screen printing, hand painting and drawing, burning with ‘wood burning tools”, wood block
printing or etching with chemicals, and applying them on different materials (cotton, linen, silk, nylon, or paper).
Work and Education Experience
June 2017 - present
Independent Artist and Designer
August 2014 - May 2017
August 2010 - May 2014
May 2004 - August 2010
July 1997 - May 2004
September 1993 - July 1997
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Surface design
University of Kansas
Master of Fine Art in Visual Art/Fiber Art
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Master of Art in Textile, Merchandise, and Fashion Design/Printmaking
Fashion Designer and Chief Designer in Apparel Design
Shandong University of Arts (山东艺术学院)
Bachelor of fine arts in Art Education/Oil painting