Takt Alumni Artist Residency Award, 2018
Yuen returned to Takt with an Alumni Grant to explore her “Impressions” of Berlin. Focusing on the intimacy of her studio/home and the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, Yuen uses the tactility and visual elements in her paintings to express her impressions. She creates physical imprints of personal domestic objects such as keys or bowls on canvases with built-up surfaces. She then adds images of landmarks from the neighbourhood that interest her. The textural Impressions interrupt the images, creating abstraction and broken depictions of her environment—analogous to the difficulty of capturing a precise impression of Berlin when it is ever changing. The imperfect textural surfaces also reflect the grit and age of the neighbourhood. Chin is grateful to Takt for the opportunity to have Berlin inspire and enrich her paintings once again.
Paintings from the "Impressions" series will be featured at the Artist in Residency Group Show, "Something Found," curated by Antje Blumenstein. Tapir Gallery, December 14, 2018, Berlin, Germany.
Solo Exhibition: "Wanderlust and Souvenirs"
Fortune Gallery, Victoria
July 25 - August 14, 2018
It was just a matter of time that Yuen's migratory past and constant travels organically influence her creativity. In her solo exhibition at Fortune Gallery, Yuen's paintings feature exciting photos and fabrics acquired from her travels. These richly textured paintings are unique mementos and natural testaments of an artist with a penchant for wanderlust. Enjoy an interview with Yuen as she takes you on a tour of the exhibition.
Commissioned Corporate Art Installation, 2018
Yuen just completed a commissioned installation for Rockland Scientific International Inc. The piece consists of 14 paintings that span a 60' wall. She has designed the piece so that the paintings could also be installed as a large painting either horizontally or vertically. With 14 moving parts, the installation possibility is numerous. Yuen calls this piece "Wonders" to express the exciting results when art meets science.
Art Workshop in South Africa, 2017
Yuen was honoured to be invited to teach an abstract workshop at Nicky Thomson's Art School in South Africa. Here she is shown holding up Jennifer Pare's painting-in-progress.
Artist in Residency, Berlin, Germany
Yuen completed her 2017 artist residency at Takt Kunstprojektruam in Berlin, Germany. She is shown with her piece, "Berlin Souvenirs," at the Tapir Kunstruam Gallerie, Berlin. The artwork consists of 25 paintings, which Yuen created during her residency.
While in Berlin, Yuen photographed things she encountered in her daily routine and incorporated them into her paintings. They are created to highlight the distance between memory and experience: "I am consciously aware of the fact that all manners of record--photography, painting, and the visual imprint in my mind--are intrinsically removed from the original experience. The multi-layering of my works accentuates the illusiveness and subjectivity of memory, and offer me a souvenir of my own making."
Yuen is shown with "Berlin Souvenirs" at the Summer Artists in Residence Group Exhibition, "Let Go," curated by David Kantounas, at the Tapir Kunstruam Gallerie, June 16 - 25, 2017.
2016 Best Painter of the Year Award
Yuen won the 2016 Painter of the Year Award at the Art Comes Alive, Cincinnati, USA. Here she is shown with Litsa Spanos of Art Design Consultants and her painting, "In Bloom," projected in the back.
Art Workshop, The New Extreme Program, 2012 - 2014
Yuen designed and taught three fine art workshops for the Gallery of Greater Victoria "New Extreme Program," sponsored by TD Bank. Schools involved included Glenlyn Norfolk High School, Mount Doug, and St. Michaels University.
Art Prints at the Del Coronado Resort
In 2013, Soho Myriad produced a limited edition prints of "Abstract Diary March #3" for the Del Coronado Resort beach cottages. The original painting is available in the Abstract Diary Collection.
Yuen was commissioned to design a logo for the Ocean Turbulence and Its Applications Conference held at the University of Science in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, 2013.
Focus Magazine Cover
Yuen's painting, "Wavelength II," was featured on the cover of Focus Magazine, Victoria, Canada, October, 2010.
International Textbook Covers
Official Artworks for the Victoria International Jazz Festival
Yuen's original paintings were chosen as the official artworks for the 2004 and 2005 Victoria International Jazz Festival.
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