My name is Liu, Guo Ping. My English name is Sunrise, which reflects my attitude to life and my personality, as well as my passion for art.
I graduated from the Beijing Institute of Education in 1984, with an MFA, having studied Chinese calligraphy there since 1980, and having received an award from The department for those studies in 1982. I further received awards at the 1997 and 1998 Beijing China Art Museum exhibitions for participating in the Din Shaoguang Art Exhibition and the Exhibition of Fine Art in Beijing. From January 1997 I participated in an exhibition held in the prestigious Beijing Qi Ran Hotel, which ran until August 1999, where I was the manager of the art gallery, taking charge of the artistic activities including traditional Chinese painting ,oil painting, and general art and artistic activities.
After that I was involved in sponsored events concerning traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, art-synthesis, and artistic activities, until the year 2001, where-upon I have devoted myself to full time creative pursuits until the present day.
Between the years of 1995 and 1999 I made approximately one hundred abstract pieces. This is my "Splash Color Series". In 2000, I opened my own gallery called Rubueno Gallery and curated many exhibitions while continuing to create my own pieces. In 2009 I closed the gallery and I moved to New Jersey and where I live with my husband. I am still creating art and will soon publish a new very affordable Flower series by February 2018.
The colorful, bold abstract works of Chinese artist Sunrise seem to jump off the page and literally pulsate with life. The colors, lines, and rhythms contained within each painting sing with the richness of pure Expressionism while simultaneously maintaining a strong sense of composition, balance, and form. Rather than taking on geometric forms, the way the swirls of colors fall onto the canvas is more sensual – “a spontaneous expression of the heart.” From this compelling display of colors, images emerge and recede, and perspective becomes transitory yet limitless. What results are enchanting paintings that are more dream than reality, inviting the viewer on a fascinating journey into the world of the subconscious mind and eternal heart.
While Sunrise’s art has a decidedly modernist bent and is influenced by 20th century Chinese ink paintings, it also has deeper roots. The work is in part inspired by the principles of Taoism, with its main themes of intuition, simplicity, spontaneity, balance and the way of nature. Indeed, the flowing power of Tao reverberates through her work and the intrinsic balance of the Yin and the Yang pervades the depth of each layer of color and form.
Sunrise’s greatest hope for her work is to transport the viewer into another dimension, a space in which all the diversity life has to offer can be fully felt and appreciated, and one is able to indulge the imagination in new ways. As she explains, in her work “you can perceive the images of milky ways, galaxies, black holes in the universe, flowers, frost, and the four seasons on Earth. In a word, it is about life!”
Sunrise was born in Beijing, where she owned a gallery, participated in prestigious exhibitions and received a number of awards. She currently lives and works in Clifton, New Jersey, where she is very active in the art world, running and teaching her art school and studio as well as creating her own work.
2018: Butler Art Museum in Youngstown , Ohio. Jury Competition
2014 to present: Creating art in my studio in New Jersey
2014: Creative Concepts
2012 to 2014: Agora Gallery, New York
2011: Riverdale Art Center
2010: Clifton Art Center
2010: Butler Art Museum in Youngstown, Ohio. Jury Competition
1980: Studied at Beijing Calligraphy school, exhibiting work to critical acclaim and award.
1982: Participant in the Popular Science Art Exhibition, receiving award for excellence.
1984: Graduated from Beijing Institute of Education, having majored in Art Studies.
1997: Ding Shaoguang Art Exhibition in The Art Museum of China, receiving award for excellence.
1997: Participant in an exhibition held in the gallery of the Beijing Qi Ran Hotel.
1998: Exhibition of Fine Art in Beijing at the Art Museum of China, receiving award for excellence.
1998: Personal Exhibition in the German Industrial and Commercial Centre, Beijing.
1998: Participant in an art exhibition, Irish Embassy, Beijing.
1999: Participant in a Seven-person exhibition in the German Industrial and Commercial Centre, Beijing.
2000: Participant in an art exhibition at the America Embassy, Beijing.
2000: Participant in an a Photography exhibition at the America Embassy, Beijing.
2000: Exhibited work at the Germany Economic and Technological Co-operation Centre.
2001: Implemented the Behaviorist artistic work titled Contact Travel.
2001: Behaviorist artistic work Contact Travel in Shanghai and Beijing.
2001: Participant in the Collective Emotion five-person exhibition at the Fan Gallery, Beijing.
2004: Solo Exhibition at the Beijing Tan Ling Gallery.
2005: Song Zhuang, Chinese Art Exhibition.
1997: The Flowers Series collected by a Madame from Hong Kong.
1997: The Spirit of Flowers collected by the movie director Mr. Shi.
1998: The Spirit of Flowers series collected by the writer Mr. Qiao.
1998: The Life Series collected by the German Industrial and Commercial Centre (two pieces).
1998: The Flower Series and The City Series collected by a German company.
1998: The City Series collected by the Irish embassy.
1998: The Flower Series collected by a Republic lawyer’s office.
1999: The Flower Series collected by the German Economic and Technological Co-operation Centre (three pieces).
2000: The City Series collected by the American McKinsey Beijing Sub-Corporation (two pieces).
2000: The City Series collected by the American embassy.
2001: The Abstract Series collected by Norwegian friends.
2001: Canadian, American, Dutch, Hong Kong, and French foreigners collected works.
2002: The Abstract Series collected by the female writer Mrs. Lin.
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