Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver

  • Client:
    油畫 綜合媒材
  • Project URL:
    www.shyafentsai.com

讀小學時,蔡霞芬在作文簿裡寫著:我的志願是長大成為一個畫家。聯考時家人反對,大學唸的就與繪畫無關的圖書資料管理。但是人生輾轉,沒想到兒時的夢想卻在異鄉實現。三十七年前在臺北,認識了一向疼惜晚輩的建築及藝術評論家顧獻樑先生。當時因為知道她一直在為沒進藝術學校而遺憾,所以特別送請帖邀請她去看不少先進的畫展,也介紹她認識了當時已很知名的畫家席德進及雕塑家楊英風先生。因為顧先生的引導,她先學會欣賞畫,後再學會繪畫。 先學會欣賞別人的作品使她懂得謙虛,廣闊視野,不執著。 因而日後除了繪畫外也敢嚐試那更具有挑戰性、三度空間的雕塑與建築。1974年從加州移民到溫哥華。 看到加拿大雄壯神秘的山,美麗的水,使她感動得更想學畫。 1989年幸運的她終於進了Emily Carr College of Art and Design 學習繪畫與雕塑。 從此人物與山水一直是她作畫的主要題材,因人物而產生的文化也成為她後來作畫的重要泉源。二十多年來,蔡霞芬的畫作從具像到半抽象再演伸為抽象。她一直以小孩子那樣充滿喜悅及勇敢的心,用自已的藝術語言透過水彩,油畫,壓克力和綜合媒材來表達她在藝術上獨特的思想與風格。蔡霞芬經常受邀請開個展或聯展,這包括今年3月中被斟選到溫哥華市立文化中心Vancouver East Cultural Centre開畫展並深受好評,5月底被西溫Ferry Building Gallery 邀請與加拿大著名藝術家聯展並作專題演講。她的畫很受加拿大人及美國人的喜愛和收藏。

 

Shya-fen Tsai was born in Taiwan. Shya-fen Tsai always dreamt of becoming an artist, but discouraged by her family at the time, she ended up studying library science and becoming a university librarian. After immigrating to Canada, she received her professional art training from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Shya-fen loves travel and is fascinated by different places and cultures. She is especially intrigued by the harmony between the land and people she has found in Canada. Therefore, in her art work, people and their natural surroundings has become her all-time favourite subject matter. Using her own language of art she paints both abstract and representational images and forms to probe and express her inner dialogue. Shya-fen’s exhibition including: Emily Carr University of Art & Design student show, University of BC Library, Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society solo and group show, Chinese Canadian Artists Federation Cultural Centre Museum, Mission Art Centre Gallery, Museum of Cumberland, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, North Vancouver Community Arts Council & Cityscape Community Art Space, Vancouver East Cultural Centre Cultch Gallery, West Vancouver Ferry Building Gallery.

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