HUA JIN

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Hua Jin is a visual artist who has exhibited photo-based works in Canada, USA, China, and the Netherlands. Jin was born in China and lived in Shanghai before moving to Vancouver in 2007. Originally trained as an animator and graphic designer, Jin has also worked as an artistic and creative director. Her works are included in many publications and private collections including the public collection of Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (MOCA). She was the Emerging Artist of the 2012 Vancouver Mayor Art in Visual Art; the winner of Canadian SnapStar photo competition (2012), the winner of TOP20 Chinese Contemporary Photographer Award (2011), and she received first place in the Canon Photography Awards in the 2012 Emily Carr Grad Exhibition. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2012 and is currently studying at Concordia University for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts (Photography).

Awards

2013 British Columbia Art Council Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2013 Joseph-Amand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
2012 Saralee James Memorial Award, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Emerging Artist of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts, Vancouver, Canada
2012 First-place winner in the Canon Photography Awards, 2012 Emily Carr Grad Award, Vancouver, Canada
2011 2011 Top 20 Chinese Emerging Contemporary Photographers, Zhejiang, China
2011 British Columbia Art Council Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 John Jordan Memorial Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 Tamarissa Hoskin Memorial Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 Winner of SnapStar photo competition, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Maisie Anne Robertson Memorial Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2009 Mary Catherine Gordon Memorial Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Collections

2008-2013 private collection
2006 Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

Education


2012 Graduate Student of MFA in Photography, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2012 BFA, Fine Art Photography, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1995 Degree of Animation, Shanghai Huashan Vocational art school, Shanghai, China

Exhibitions

2012 Untitled, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 My Big Family, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada
2011 My Big Family, Asia Pacific Foundation, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 My Big Family, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007 UNTOLD, Potential Gallery, 798 Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013 (upcoming), Capture Photography Festival, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013 EGO, ZhouB Art Centre, Chicago, USA
2013 Ultramoderne, MFA Exhibition, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
2013 Centre A's 14th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 Emily Carr Award Winner Show, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 Centre A's 13th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
2011 Connecting the Dots, Five Sixty-560, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 15,000 Words, Cutty Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 Centre A's 12th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 SNAP! Live Auction, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 (Re)Presenting Protest: Art as an act of Protest, Amnesty International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Sublime, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Centre A's 11th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2009 Centre A's 10th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Pingyao International Photography Festival, PingYao, China
2008 Centre A's 9th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 China Earthquake Relief Fundraising Silent Auction, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Artist and Organizer)
2007 Presence, National Forum for Culturally Diverse Organizations, Toronto, Canada
2007 CHINESE WALLS, WALLS ART Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
2006 RESTLESS - Contemporary Photography and New Media, MOCA Shanghai, China
2005 SHANGHAI 1800-0600, EPSON Gallery, Shanghai, China
2005 CHINA – AZURE, AG - ART Space, Hangzhou, China
2005 LOMO Photography Exhibition, Top Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

Publications

2012 "My Big Family: Hua Jin at Richmond Art Gallery", by Cayley Malo, Decoy Magazine, May 8, 2012
2012 "Photography Exhibit Explores Impact of China’s Child Policy", by Matthew Hoekstra, Richmond Review, Friday, April 20, 2012
2011 China Photo Press Newspaper, Beijing, China, December, 2011,
2011 “My Big Family”, TOP20 Chinese Contemporary Photography, China, June, 2011
2011 “My Big Family”, Marie Claire, China, June, 2011
2011 Lena Sin, "Jin's intimate portrait", The Province, January 28, 2011, Vancouver, BC.
2010 WOO, Emily Carr University's Student Publicaton, October 2010, Vancouver, BC.
2010 Jia Za Zhi, online Magazine http://blog.jiazazhi.com/2010/10/hua-jin/, China
2009 Photo Album, frankie magazine, Australia
2007 VISION, Shanghai, China
2007 0086, Shanghai, China
2006 RESTLESS, MOCA publication, Shanghai, China
2006 Shanghai Photograph, Shanghai, China
2005 Shanghai 1800-0600, Shanghai, China

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