The Shanghai American Center welcomes Mr. Gary Bukovnik, an American artist and watercolor painter based in San Francisco. As an American Artist with a deep interest and respect for the arts, culture and people of China, he has established studios in San Francisco and Shanghai. During this talk, Gary will share his personal story of growing up in rural Ohio and the varied experiences and challenges as a self-supporting artist. He will also discuss and highlight images from his studios, as well as his most current exhibition at the Dongshan Museum in Beijing. In addition, he will to speak to his experiences as an artist contributing to charitable initiatives in the U.S. No matter where you live on the globe, making a life in art is a difficult undertaking! Gary looks forward to share knowledge and insights gained over the years.
Born and educated in Cleveland, Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Francisco for more than a third of a century. Primarily using the media of watercolor, monotype, and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral and culinary images of great depth, intensity, and size. In 2003 and 2005, invited Bukovnik was Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2003 and 2005 and was an artist-in-residence at the Michigan Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo in 2010, as well as making a tour of exhibitions and watercolor demonstrations across Japan in 2010. More information: http://garybukovnik.com.
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