Zachary Chang

"Our physical bodies are bound by the political system, humanistic beliefs and even various forces of society and inner world are full of worries, fears, and anger. Happiness is always so short, but suffering is so long. The exploration of liberation becomes my most important philosophical proposition."

Liberation-Forms - Cloth, fiber, acrylic and mixed media 60 x 120 cm

Resident artist of Beijing Shangyuan Art Museum

Select Solo Shows

2017 “Liberation”, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing.

2017 “Gang·Exhibition for Review ”, United Art Space, Haikou.

Selected group exhibitions:

2018  Armory Art Week, New York, USA.

2017 BRICS (South Africa) Metaphysics Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shuiding Art Museum, Xiamen.

2017 Bridge-Shangyuan Art Museum 2017 International Creation Program Opening Exhibition, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing.

2017  Art Basel, Euroairport, Switzerland.

2017  Oil painting exhibition, Chinese Painting Research Institute, Qizhen Art Museum, Beijing.

Works Exhibition of Beijing Painting and Calligraphy Arts, Guozhong Art Museum, Beijing.

2016  Hongkong Chinese Art Exhibition, Hongkong City Hall, Hongkong.

2016  Miami Art Week, Spectrum Pavilion, Miami.

2016 Amerasia Bank Exhibition, Amerasia Bank Gallery, New York.

2016 Los Angeles art exhibition for commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory in the world anti-fascist war, U.S.-China Art Museum, USA.

2016 Topart National Itinerant Exhibition for Artist of the YearInternational Expo Center, Yiwu, and Xiamen, China.

2015 56th Venice Biennale, Kenya Pavilion, Venice.

Awards and Honors

2017 Honorable Mention Award, CFA Foundation, France.

2016 Gold Award, Hongkong city hall, Hongkong.

2016 Artavita 20th Online Art Contest award, USA

2016 Eighth Art Prize, USA.

2016 Artist of the Year, Topart, China.

2015  Selected as one participant of the Chinese and Western Art Education Art Exchange,CAFA, France

2014 Selected as one participant of the New Zealand Art Exchange Mission CAFA , New Zealand.

Public Collections

Liberation SY4-5 Series, Beijing Art Museum.

Liberation Formlessness No.1 , Xiamen Shuiding Art Museum.

Romance of New Zealand, Chinese Painting Research Institute Committee.

Nirvana China Art Museum, LA, USA.

Spiral and Tower, Doctor Academician Industrial Park,Hainan

Liberation-SY2 - Mixed media and oil on canvas 107 x 140 cm
Female Figure B-11 - Insulation material, wires, acrylic material 81 x 116 cm
LimitA06 - Underpants, iron fillings, acrylic and mixed media 81 x 116 cm
Liberation6A-6 - Mixed media and oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Eliora Bousquet

"Granted a language without a voice; not restrained by the limitations of the voice, - painting is an art form that allows for complete freedom of expression."

Eden - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 70 cm

Born in 1970 in France, Eliora  Bousquet is a professional painter living and working in Paris.  She started painting as a child and has through decades of practice specialized in atmospheric, lyrical, symbolical and expressionist abstract art. Eliora has always had a passion for colors and has used them like words to communicate with her canvases. Strangely, it was French, and later English, romantic poetry which drove her to painting and enhanced her fascination with color. The symbolic association of words and colors and the use of metaphors, circumlocutions, and images have always interested Bousquet and this fixation was what convinced her that painting, is not only an art form but a language itself. Granted a language without a voice; not restrained by the limitations of the voice, - painting is an art form that for Eliora allows for complete freedom of expression. Eliora Bousquet has taken part in 111 exhibitions in France, the USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, Souther Korean, Italy, Monaco, the UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Portugal and her collection of works, with 5 main series,  includes more than 700 original artworks. A self-taught artist, Bousquet recently exhibited at Art Monaco, Red Dot Art Fair in Miami, Toronto Art Expo, Art Expo Milano and Spectrum Art Fair in Miami.

Twixt Sky And Sea 1 - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 70 cm
Twixt Sky And Sea 9 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 80 cm
Twixt Sky And Sea 7 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 80 cm
Twixt Sky And Sea 6 - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 70 cm
Adagio Acrylic on canvas 46 x 38 cm
Cavalcade Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
One Season In Paradise Acrylic on canvas 54 x 73 cm
The Nest Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

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Christine Norton

“When you are quiet and observe everyday life there is drama and emotion even in stillness - that is the story my photography conveys."

New Earth II - Fine Art Photograph 15 x 23 in.

“I consider myself blessed to have had a mix of experiences: a father who was a professional photographer and worked with the renowned fashion photographer Norman Parkinson whose stories helped to open my eyes to the world; a large family with all the accompanying joys and challenges; 34 years of international development experience with the United Nations and an innate passion for travel and adventure. Together these experiences led me to photography as a form of expression for what I see around me. I practice documentary photography out of which I see, compose and develop pieces of fine art. Other amazing photographers have influenced my work including the advice in David Hurn's On Being a Photographer,  Robert Doisneau, workshops with National Geographic’s photographers like Raul Touzon, Arthur Meyerson and Sebastian "Suki" Belaustegui. More recently, I have enjoyed the generosity of Robert Rodriguez Jr. and his beautifully lit and textured landscapes. My work is a mosaic of influences, lessons, social development experiences and life in general. My photography is in progress as there is so much more to see and learn.”

Into the Mist - Fine Art Photograph 16 x 24 in.
Waiting for Fish - Fine Art Photograph 16 x 16 in.
New Earth III - Fine Art Photograph 16 x 24 in.
New Earth I - Fine Art Photograph 16 x 24 in.

Christine Norton was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where she recently returned to, after living and working for years in many countries around the world. She is a member of Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Board Member (Special Projects), Trinidad and Tobago Photographic Society and her images have been published internationally, notably by National Geographic Traveler UK, and in UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children publication. Norton earned her BA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Psychology and French) and her Master of Law and Science: Intellectual Property from the University of London, Queen Mary College, London, UK.

Morning Prayer, Nikon D810, Original 7360 x 4912 px
Varanasi Dhobi, Nikon D810, Original 7360 x 4912 px
Varanasi Boatman, Nikon D810, Original 7258 x 4912 px
Varanasi Vendor, Nikon D810, Original 5661 x 3264 px
On the Way to Spiritual Baptism, Nikon D810, Original 5000 x 3321 px

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Tiki Mulvihill

"As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations and sculptural works. I construct natural and repurposed materials, realized through pseudo-scientific research and development to expand viewer interaction to bridge imagery fact and fiction."

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Courier Wild, 16.5” X 7” X 5”, 2. Presto, 8.5” X 12” X 5”, 3. Time Peace, 25” X 19” X 7.25”. Driftwood and object sculpture

Multidisciplinary artist Tiki Mulvihill incorporates sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations. Although currently situated in Vancouver, Mulvihill sees herself as a reluctant nomad, moving throughout her adult-life between rural and urban communities. This transience generates an ongoing dialogue within her studio practice where she teases the supposed truths we construct in our conflicted relationships with place. Mulvihill’s work, constructed of natural and repurposed materials, is realized through pseudo-scientific research and development. It expands through viewer interaction and engagement to bridge the gaps between imaginary and actual; between fact and fiction. Her work voices contradictions of belonging in disparate environments where humans respond to ‘place’.

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Chirpy Pet 32” X 11.75” X 7”, 2. Effeminate, 45” X 18” X 10.75”, 3. Mr. Winkey, 26” X 8.5” X 9”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. K Spiral, 21” X 9” X 6.5”, 2. Underneath, 46” X 17.5” X 9.5”. Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Pinkish Purple, 23” X 7.75” X 7. 75”. 2. Alian, 29” X 12.75” X 8”, 3. Cadaver Clock, 15.25” X 7.5” X 6”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Tickle Tusker, 15.5” X 16” X 9.75”, 2. Vixen, 24” X 11” X 8”, 3. Cervidae, 33.25 X 15.75” X 9., Driftwood and object sculpture

Mulvihill was born in Alberta, Canada and earned BFA and MA Degrees at University of Idaho. Regional activities extended her roles as an artist. Her subsequent diverse career included art/dance instruction, curating and coordination of art education. Mulvihill provided the impetus for experimentation in multidisciplinary collaborative and community-based activities. Her MFA (University of Calgary) furthered varied art connections. Recently, Mulvihill’s collaborative art-ventures led to co-founding Art is Land Network, a Vancouver Canada-based collective involving usage of natural re-purposed materials within landscapes.  Also recent residencies within Alberta, Scotland and Sweden invoked Mulvihill’s intra-disciplinary approaches to unique sites.  She exhibited multiple installations and sculptures in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Sweden and Italy.

Love Heart, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 15 x 7 x 6 in.
Era Angles, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 33 x 22 x 9 in.
Vibrant Drift, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 80 x 80 in.
Woof, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 34 x 9 x 18 in.
BC Survey Feet, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 13 x 32 x 11 in.

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GOLDYN

Cherchez La Femme, 2016 Digital Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, 90 x 60 cm

Born in 1974, in Myszkow, Poland, GOLDYN (Ph.D.) is a Munich-based artist. After graduating from the  Institute of Fine Arts in Czestochowa, Poland she continued her studio studies at the Wroclaw (Breslau) Academy of Fine Arts. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Painting and Sculpture from E. Geppertaa Fine Arts Academy in Wroclaw (Breslau) and since 2007, GOLDYN is the owner and professor of Studio Zeiler, one of the older private drawing and painting studios in Munich. In 2015, GOLDYN received 1st place award at 10-9 Nano Art Competition in Paris, and in 2017 the Milan International Award, the GOYA Art Award in Barcelona, The Caravaggio Art Award in Rome and many more. She has recently exhibited at Art Expo New York, the MEAM Museum in Barcelona and Galerie Roi Doré, Paris. GOLDYN is a multidisciplinary artist with a contemporary practice that bends and blends the line between visual and performance art, fusing traditional imagery and new age visual semiotics.

Barbie with Cigarette I, 2015 Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, Print size may vary

Barbie with Cigarette II, 2015

Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, 140 x 110 cm

Barbie with Cigarette III, 2015

Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, 140 x 110 cm

Nano Head, 2015 Digital Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, 40 x 60 cm

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Federico Pisciotta

"The video player in plexiglass backlit by RGB led lamps, distorts the balance of traditional painting, creating a transitional space within the picture that underlines the precariousness and the illusions of the post-modern society."

On my Videoplayer Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and RGB Led lamps 90 x 94 cm

After teaching for many years in Rome, Federico Pisciotta devoted himself exclusively to painting and contemporary art research. Since 2013 he lives and works in Fara in Sabina, at his studio "700 Artecontemporanea". Federico Pisciotta has participated in group and solo shows internationally including at the  Foundation Museum Venanzo Crocetti in Rome, the Stables of Aragona Palace in Vasto, CH, the DAP1 Gallery in Warsaw and Halle 50 at the DomagkAteliers in Monaco of Bavaria. With an active presence at notable international art fairs of Milan, London, New York, Miami, San Diego, Santa Fe, and the Hamptons he is a contemporary artist with an impressive resume. One of his latest projects, first introduced in Germany, 2014, employs a unique painting technique, supported by multimedia interactive elements producing canvases that recall the obsessive presence of informatics iconography.

The Game Exhibition Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and ultra white Led lamps 167 x 98 cm
A Strange Timeless Night Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass, RGB Led lamps and motion detector 116 x 243 cm
The Shower Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and RGB Led lamps 70 x 70 cm
Without Religion Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and RGB Led lamps 125 x 98 cm

One of his latest examples is the work "Without Religion". The girl, though a posture reminiscent of Greek-Roman statuary, is meant to represent the contemporary femininity made of transgressions naive and fragile personality. The tattoos and written in Latin on the left forearm “Ad vitam æternam”, translated “to eternal life”, alludes to this Century of an ill, strongly exhibitionistic “youthfulness”. Sitting behind a memorial column disfigured by graffiti, intent on chatting nervously with her smartphone, the young woman with the red hair flying, senses a strange feeling of embarrassment. The awareness of non-compliance in respect of the dead transpires by her naive doll-like face. The gifts in the foreground symbolize the best that can already offer our society of “McDonaldization”. Space is changed, the play button, backlit leads elsewhere. You can’t perceive the pulsing slight of the soul, the fine line between life and death. What remains is only a decadent and precarious reality that tries to take refuge in the virtual space where every day we share our obsessive habits: the network.


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Jerry L. Gadd

“My work is traditional or representational. I work in both oil and watercolor, and focus on the effect light has on the subject or objects in my paintings.”

The Pond Keeper Watercolor 16 x 20 in.

"I have been working as a professional artist and illustrator for over forty years. I graduated from the LeMillet School of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied with Claude Croney and John Pellew; both well known for there watercolor landscapes, through the Famous Artist School. I recently retired as an illustrator from the University of Maryland. My work has been displayed in Baltimore, and Annapolis Maryland, and Hanover, Pennsylvania. With both one man and group exhibits. I have won various awards and ribbons in competitions in the region."

Jerry L. Gadd’s artwork has been published in The International Art Magazine, the Artist Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine and he is a member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, with eight Limited Edition prints in circulation.

Nippon Vase Oil 16 x 20 in.
Floral Fanfare Watercolor 24 x 20 in.
The Sentry Oil 16 x 20 in.
Sailing Home Oil 36 x 24 in.

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Robert Perriam

“I do not follow any artistic style or seek to imitate the work of any particular artist. I seek only to depict in a natural way the often harsh beauty and lighting of the landscapes of Australia.”

Eucalyptus Bark, Watercolour Effect - Digitally modified photograph

“My preference is for pristine landscapes, trees, and wildflowers, untouched by the hand of man. All of my work is digital, with older photographs digitized from film. Images are presented in a range of artistic effects; an oil/acrylic brushwork effect, a watercolor sketch effect, respecting the detail of the scene, and a streaked aura effect, which some may regard as an aura of the earth. Some are presented as photographic images, where that seems most appropriate.”

Yaegarup Beach, WA - Digitally modified photograph
London Bridge at Sandstone, WA - Digitally modified photograph
Prevelly, WA - Digitally modified photograph
Yaegarup Beach WA - Digitally modified photograph

Robert Perriam was born, 1944, in Trinidad, West Indies and now lives in Perth, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Otago, New Zealand, Master of Science, from The University of Western Australia and Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration, Curtin University, Western Australia. He worked for 40 years as a field geologist which took him to remote places in Western Australia. “I carried a camera and photographed the landscapes which I visited. Now retired, I use a small motorhome to make photographic trips to remote and scenic areas. The photographs taken form the basis of my work.”


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Yvette Swan

"What inspires me is a sense of truth, freedom, and love. This is found in everything and everyone. When I open to another my heart expands and this joy and love ignites the creative energy. It is all connected and naturally unfolds. Creating from this space is what I love."

Still Free - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm

“I love the creative energy that opens from within and being able to have a painting come from that space. It is the best feeling. A work of art is completed when it is hanging on the wall of its new owner. The artwork is then released to the world. People who have bought my art have connected to them from a feeling. It’s immediate.

My purpose for creating art is to pass through a sense of something bigger. A sense of who we are in our heart. We may have challenges in a lifetime but beyond that is the true essence of who we are. This we have in common with one another. We might feel or believe at times we are separate from each other but this is not true. Sometimes it takes an entire lifetime to realize this but that doesn’t matter. We have a purpose to be here and to be here together. I love when my art is received beyond what can be seen on the canvas or worked out in the mind. It just is. I love to allow the energy of who we are to come through the painting and touch the heart of people. It brings joy to my heart.”

Yvette Swan was born in Australia and lives between Sydney and Northern NSW. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, College of Fine Arts, and has had over 35 solo and group exhibitions in Australia, including the Wynne Landscape Prize at AGNSW, Metro Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize, and the Art Series Leeuwin Estate Collection. Yvette is included in the book “Unfinished Journeys” by Ken McGregor. Her paintings belong to private and public collections. In December 2018 Yvette will exhibit paintings in the Spectrum-Red Dot Miami Art Fair and in April 2019 Artexpo New York. She will be the Featured Artist in the Home Design magazine, issue Jan/Feb 2019.

Yvette’s current paintings have come from a deeper awareness of who we are beyond the human condition. They reflect our true nature as pure awareness. The world, the personalities, emotions, thoughts, stories, the body, and mind, and all of the content are only passing energies. They come and they go. But what is always here which never comes and goes and is aware of all this passing content? It is our essential nature. It is the source of our being. We are the awareness that all this takes place in.

Yvette is enjoying her current style of oil paintings. Her works have evolved from vibrant and bold abstract paintings to then abstract landscapes to now paintings that reflect light, nature, and what can’t be seen.

Nothing Remains - Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm
Night Fields - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm
Creation - Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm
A Touch of Paradise - Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm

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Marie-Paule Thorn

“My totem is the humming bird.” says Marie-Paule. “I look for the essence of a subject and bring up what is in my mind its dominant feature, at times bright and fanciful, other times peaceful and contemplative.”

The Melting Zone, Mixed media 12 x 12 in.
Nova Scotia, Mixed media 14 x 14 in.
The Morning Trek, Acrylic 12 x 12 in.

Marie-Paule Thorn is a mostly self-taught artist, living in Canada. She has a passion for images and uses digital photography, acrylic colors, and mixed media to create contemporary work that is inspired by nature, textures, color combinations or any strong visual impressions. A keen observer, Marie-Paule recalls an impression or an emotion to explore a theme that may constitute the next work of art. When painting, or manipulating digital photography, she likes to explore geometrical designs, composition, and juxtaposition of colors, to enhance a visual dominance in the picture. It can be the texture of an old wall, the reflection of water or sky, the silhouette of a man-made object or an element of nature against an abstract or semi-abstract background. Thorn’s paintings are in private collections in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Canada. She was born in Tananarive, Madagascar and today lives in Gatineau, a province of Quebec, Canada. She is a member of the Ottawa Mixed Media Artist Association.

Coastal Rocks, Mixed media 20 x 16 in.
Winter Storm Warning, Acrylic 12 x 12 in.

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