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Lily Kostrzewa - Individual exhibition in Barcelona. Inauguration 30 June 7 pm * Until 12 July

Release Date | 2017-04-06

Location:
Gallery NauArt, C/Espronceda nº 154 , 08018 Barcelona, Spain.
* Curated by GaleriaZero - contemporary art
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Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa will present in this exhibition a selected conjunction of cross-cultural acrylic painting.

Lily Kostrzewa - Individual exhibition in Barcelona. Inauguration 30 June  7 pm * Until 12 July

Contact info

Organization GALERIAZERO - contemporary art
City Oosterhout (Netherlands)
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About Lily
Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa is a contemporary fine artist who specialising in cross-cultural acrylic painting. Lily, a Taiwan-born artist, her style of painting is lush, imaginative and cultural with simple brushstrokes exhibiting complicate layers of colours. Lily now lives and paints in Michigan, her artwork has been exhibited in France, Ukraine, Jordan, Taiwan, Austria, Canada, Greece, Italy, China and many states in the USA, Through a lifetime of learning in different medium of art, she has a MFA degree in modern painting, a MA degree in computer graphics and a BFA degree in Chinese art. Her color is expressive and her ink-like brush strokes on her painting is rooted in her Chinese culture and the years of training in Chinese art. She hopes to bring her Chinese art perspective to modern painting and marry them into a cross-cultural uniqueness. Lily's paintings have been exhibited in 26 solos and many group exhibitions internationally.
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Some links to her work:
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https://lilykostrzewaartbook.shutterfly.com/pictures/48
https://lilykostrzewaartbook.shutterfly.com/pictures/19 https://lilykostrzewaartbook.shutterfly.com/pictures/34
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Meet-the-Artist:
I was born in a small town of Taiwan in 1965, the youngest of five children. Both my parents moved from China to Taiwan right after WWII. My father was an accountant executive who loves creative writing. My mother was a school science teacher.
Since I was nine years old, I have dreamed about being an artist. I remember one day I saw some Cézanne paintings in one of my father’s magazines, I soon copied them with watercolor on papers. A love for art has ever since become my devotion. At the age of twelve, my parents sent me to learn traditional Chinese painting from a Chinese master and this continued for the next six years. At the age of sixteen, I began learning oil painting and did many portrait paintings for my family and friends.
After receiving my fine art degree and teaching degree from National Taiwan Normal University, I taught art in junior high school for three years also served as an art education director of the thirteen junior high schools in my school district. In 1990 I received an opportunity to come to Ohio State University to study. Eventually I went on to receive my MA degree in Computer Graphics and MFA degree in Painting from Central Michigan University. For years I have worked as a computer artist, designer and art professor in both industrial and academic settings. Currently, I am a mother of three grade school children and a full time professional artist with my own art studio.
In early 1900, few pioneer Chinese artists went to Paris to study European modern art and they brought back ground breaking changes in Chinese Art. I am hoping to bring some of my Chinese Art perspective to modern painting and marry them into a cross-cultural uniqueness.
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Artist Statement
As an artist, painting has become my vocation since I was a young child. I have always dreamed about pictures and colours since I was young. My life is always full of imagination and ideas which I cannot wait to draw on paper. One day I realised I was able to use paintbrushes to express life just like authors use writing or film producers use movies. However, it took me years to be familiar with all different kinds of painting media and study many masters’ artworks. Eventually I earned the freedom to use what I learned to express my thoughts. I’m glad today I’m able to talk about life and beauty through colours, nature, and figures. I am an artist who spent almost the same amount of time in both the east and west cultures. I use life experiences to create my own cross-cultural art.
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Artist Bio
Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa was born in Taiwan in 1965 and studied at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. After twenty-five years in Taiwan, she moved to the United States. Her formal education includes a MFA degree in Modern/Contemporary painting, MA degree in Computer Graphics, BFA degree in Chinese Art and Art Education teaching certificate. Her style of painting is lush, imaginative and cultural with simple brushstrokes exhibiting complicated layers of colors. She has a deep concern for humanity, social justice, and a true love for nature. Through her sensibility she creates art to express Life’s journey, human struggles, as well as the beauty of nature. Her color is expressive from the influence of study in German Expressionism and American Pop Art. Her ink-like brush strokes on her painting are deep rooted in her Chinese culture and the years of training in Chinese Art. She hopes to bring her Chinese Art perspective to modern painting and marry them into a cross-cultural uniqueness.
Lily’s paintings have been exhibited in 24 solos and many group exhibitions internationally, including those at Art Expo NYC, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC; Art Basel Miami, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Michigan Women’s Historical Museum; Old Town Art Center Chicago; Odessa Art Museum, Ukraine; the Historical Museum of Infantry, Rome, Italy; UNESCO Art Gallery, Athens, Greece; Gallery Metanoia, Paris, France and Galleria d’arte, Pescara, Italy. She has created paintings and design for private and public settings for many individuals, businesses and organizations.
Lily has taught painting, design and workshops in colleges, public schools and community art centers, including Lake Forest College, IL, Central Michigan University, MI, Marywood University, PA, and Kendall College of Art and Design, MI. Many of her artwork has been published including such books as Art Platform NYC (2015) Con Corso Buenos Aires VI Edizione, Milano, Italy, Identity, The Women's Caucus for Art, US, Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, The Women's Caucus for Art, US(2014) Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective, United Women Org., Birmingham, MI, Effetto Arte: artisti a cura di vittorio Sgarbi(Italy), I Segnalati a cura di Salvatore Russo(Italy), Studio Visit Magazine(2013), the International Dictionary of Artists(2012), the Art in America Annual Guide(2012), International Contemporary artists(2010), Open Studio Magazine(2012), Worlds of Art magazine(2011, 2012) as well as online at Chicago Art Magazine(2011).

Lily currently serves as board of trustee for New Art Examiner, the only successful art magazine ever to come out of Chicago, managing Lily Kostrzewa Art Studio and teaches summer school at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI.

Meet-the-Artist:
I was born in a small town of Taiwan in 1965, the youngest of five children. Both my parents moved from China to Taiwan right after WWII. My father was an accountant executive who loves creative writing. My mother was a school science teacher.
Since I was nine years old, I have dreamed about being an artist. I remember one day I saw some Cézanne paintings in one of my father’s magazines, I soon copied them with watercolor on papers. A love for art has ever since become my devotion. At the age of twelve, my parents sent me to learn traditional Chinese painting from a Chinese master and this continued for the next six years. At the age of sixteen, I began learning oil painting and did many portrait paintings for my family and friends.
After receiving my fine art degree and teaching degree from National Taiwan Normal University, I taught art in junior high school for three years also served as an art education director of the thirteen junior high schools in my school district. In 1990 I received an opportunity to come to Ohio State University to study. Eventually I went on to receive my MA degree in Computer Graphics and MFA degree in Painting from Central Michigan University. For years I have worked as a computer artist, designer and art professor in both industrial and academic settings. Currently, I am a mother of three grade school children and a full time professional artist with my own art studio.
In early 1900, few pioneer Chinese artists went to Paris to study European modern art and they brought back ground breaking changes in Chinese Art. I am hoping to bring some of my Chinese Art perspective to modern painting and marry them into a cross-cultural uniqueness.




Contact

Organization GaleriaZero
URL http://www.lilykostrzewa.com


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