Ye Wang, 2016 juror

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Ye Wang, 2016 juror

Ye Wang, 2016 juror

Ye was born in Sichuan China in 1965.  He earned his BFA degree at Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in China in 1991 and taught watercolor at the same institute for seven years.  While in China he was known for painting cornfields and won three bronze prizes in national watercolor exhibitions.  In 1998 he moved to Canada and earned his MFA degree at the University of Windsor in 2000.  He has focused on painting “Reflection” series since 2001, using a glass window as metaphor and figures as the subject to suggest his perception of Western culture as a diaspora. Recently he has been focusing on a new series of photography and painting project called “Return to Classicism”. His paintings have been involved in a lot of exhibitions in China, Canada and the States and won numerous awards.  Awards include Bronze Award in the 3rd and 4th Chinese National Watercolor and Gouache Competition in 1995 and 1998, Bronze Award in the 7th Chinese Watercolor Competition in 1997, Third Place in the Eighth National Juried Art Exhibition in Liberal, Kansas in 2005, Award of Excellence in the Northern National Art Competition in Wisconsin in 2006, Anita Bengtson Memorial Cash Award in Kansas Watercolor Society Great 8 Exhibition in 2006, Excellent Award in the 41st Annual Smoky Hill Art Competition and Exhibition in Hays Arts Council in Kansas in 2010 and Honorable Mention in the National Juried Exhibition in Overland Park Kansas in 2016. He is now an Associate Professor of Painting at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas. He is a member of Chinese Watercolor Society, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor and Kansas Watercolor Society. More of his work can be viewed on his website www.yepaintings.com