ZHAO SUIKANG 赵穗康

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Public Works of Art:


We have a dream                                                                                                                              completed 2011   
Three projects that work with residents at Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, Kansas. Budget: $160.000
1, 96’ relief on retaining wall, 2, glass window with writings, 3, glass installation at entrance, and other 4 rooms

Wisdom of Rainbow  & Knowledge Exile                                                                                       completed 2009
Two permanent projects for the Marriott Library, University of Utah. Wisdom of Rainbow is in Atrium space. Scale: 40’ H x 75’ x 75’ / Material: 3-Form highres diachronic panels. Knowledge Exile 50 books objects are placed in & outside of library / Material: cast bronze, stone, glass and cast resin. Total budget: $145,000.00

Winds of Aphrodite                  completed 2008  
Kansas City Convention Center—Bartle Hall North Dock project. Collaborated with Crawford architect KC. Architectural artwork locate at 12th Street & Broadway / Scale: 50’ H x300’ W x 100’ D / Cost: $1,500,000.00

Three permanent works at three Phoenix Light Rail stations:                                                     completed 2008
Three permanent outdoors sculptures for Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Transit Stations. Worked with architects Archtecton and Otak, Landscape, A. Dye Design, leading artists, design team members, residents in neighborhood, and other four station artists. Budget: $400,000.00

Hands: two cast bronze hand sculptures / scale: 22’ H x5’ x5’ each, Dorsey Station.

Weaving Texts, two forged steel panels & powder coating / scale: 9’ H x13’ W x 6” D each, Smith-Martin Station

Text Columns, two cast Fortom MG columns, glass and LDC light /scale: 20’ H x 20” D each, McClintock Station  

Script of Vine-a trilogy of prelude and fugue                                                                                            completed 2007
A permanent site-specific public art project commissioned by Oregon's Percent for Art for the University of Oregon’s Health and Counseling Center—Eugene, OR. The artworks consist of three parts and are located in three different sites throughout the facility. Basic designed elements are writing that submitted by students and staff / Material: forged steel panels & powder coating / Budget: $76,000.00

Dreams of Sky                                                                                                                                            completed 2005
A permanent site-specific public art project commissioned by City of New Haven, Office of Cultural Affairs. Location: Celentano School, 400 Canner Street, New Haven, CT. Architect: The SLAM Collaborative. / Material: forged steel panels & powder coating / Budget: $50,000.00

Portland Pamphlets                                                                                                                                         completed 1999
A permanent site-specific public art project commissioned by Regional Arts & Culture Council and City of Portland. Location: Portland City Development Center. Location: 1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Oregon. Architect: Yost Grube Hall Architecture. / Material: glass and fiber optic light. Budget: $53,000.00

Floating Poetry and Burning Green                                                                                                              completed 1996
Both two outdoor / site-specific projects were done on the estate of Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA. The theme of

Floating Poetry specifically deals with the memory of life and death. The artwork is comprised of 68 floating objects that are installed along two miles of the estate’s creek. These objects are made of resin in different dimensions. Burning Green is rubber hand sculptures that is placed on huge burned redwood tree. The hand sculptures are etched written poetry both in Chinese and English that is associated with my feelings and thoughts of that particular time.

Projects in Progress:
Philadelphia Fire Eng #38. Budget: $46,000.00
Cleveland Rapid Transit, University Circle station. OH. Budget: $140.000
The America’s Cup Harbor Parking Facility, San Diego. Budget $76.500

Awards:
2005       International Competition of Environmental Art Award
1998       STart Award, Seattle
1997       The Pollock-Krasner Foundation                                                                                                               
1997Fellowship New York Foundation for the Art
1995       Media Production Award, Individual Artist / New York State Council on the Arts
1995       The Richard Kelly Grant, NY
1994       Project Award / Islip Art Museum, NY
1994       Scholarship award / Film and Video Arts, NY
1994       Fellowship Award / Art Matters, NY
1990       The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, NY

Solo Exhibitions:
1997       Revelations  Zhao, Suikang / Neuberger Museum of  Art, NY
1995       Zhao Suikang / RCCA The Arts Center, NY
1995       "Neighborhood" / Jamaica Arts  Center, NY
1988       Suikang Zhao's Recent works / Wenninger Graphics, MA
1985        Master Gallery / Fu-Dan  University, Shanghai, P.R.C.

Group Exhibitions (selected):
2010      “State of the Dao in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Lehman College Art Gallery, NYC
2009        “Xun Dao: Searching for Spirituality in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
2008       “Fugue”, Miranda Fine Arts, NY
2006        “Imagine Site NYC”, Curated by Lyle Rexer / Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, NY
2005       “At Home” / Abrons Arts Center—Henry Street Settlement, NYC
2004       “Do a Book” / Plum Blossoms Gallery, NY
2002       “Relations” / M.Y Art Prospects, NY
1998       Kunming New York Montreal / art contemporain carnet de voyage, ObservaToire4 Galerie d'art,       Montreal, Canada
1994       The Carriage House Project / Islip Art Museum, NY
1993        Artist in Market Place / Bronx Museum, NY
1992       Four Artists from China/ American Museum of Natural History, NY
1990       China, June 4, 1989-an Art Exhibition / PS.1 Museum, NY
1986       The First Shanghai Youth Fine Arts Exhibition, Shanghai Fine Arts Museum, China

Selected Bibliography:
New York Times “Views of Mao’s China, and What It Became” By Benjamin Genocchio, April 8 2010
The Kansas City StarBartle Hall Loading Dock Goes from Drab to Dramatic by Kevin Collison, Nov. 5, 2008
The Arizona RepublicLight-rail 'Hands' designed to connect us as people” by William Hermann - Dec. 16, 2008
Oregon Daily Emerald “A Universal Language” by Jill Aho July 25, 2007, from cover page on
Register Guard  “Art Notes—Artist working on steel sculpture at UO” Arts Section, Aug. 9, 2007
Inside Oregon  “For the University of Oregon Community” Aug.6, 2007
Sunday Morning Post “Take it or Leaf it...” Review page 7 / September 26, 2004 
Oriental Art “No Reconciliation: The Art of Convergence in the Art of Zhao Sui-Kang” By Patricia Karetzky, 2001
The Oregonian  "Conceptual Restraints"  by D.K. Row Dec. 17, 1999
ETC Montreal No.45 "Espace dilate et lieux de convergence"  by Christianne Dandenault 1999
The New York Times, Exhibition review by William Zimmer Sunday Art, Nov. 22, 1998
The New York Times, Shows reflect Multitude of Different Styles by Vivian Raynor, Feb.16, 1997
Asian-Pacific Arts News, Exhibition Review  by Jonathan Goodman, p.57 Feb. 1996
News Days, "Turning Hate into a Work of Art", by Tina Morales, Oct.13, 1995 p. A37
The New York Times, "Carriage House Installations", by Helen A. Harrison, Art pp. 9, 18, 24, 1994
ArtNews, "Emigre' Artists: Rocky Landings", Carol Lutfy, pp. 49-50, Nov. 1993
China Avant-garde, "Zhao Suikang" Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 1993

Media:
1998       City Arts, WNET Jan. 1998
1995       Interviewed by Leontyne Watts on WBAI 99.5 FM radio station
1994       Suikang's Life and Works, Cultural Minutes, WNYC, NY (produced by Jenny Attiyeh)

Education:
1990       MFA degree received at the School of Visual Arts—New York City, US
1983       BA degree received at Shanghai Teachers' College—Shanghai, China

Teaching:
1996-present    Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Department, FIT, State University of New York

 

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