HUA JIN 靳华

                   EMAIL: phoebe1024@gmail.com

                   WEB: huajinart.com                     

                   Represented by La galerie La Castiglione 

                  Hua Jin is a visual artist born in China, lives and works in Montreal Canada. Jin received her MFA degree at
                  Concordia University in Montreal, and her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Jin’s mediums
                  are photography, installation, and video. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows throughout
                  Canada, China and the United States, as well as in Mexico and Holland. Jin has profited from several residencies,
                  and she has received over 30 prestigious awards and grants, the latest being the first Cultural Diversity in Visual
                  Arts Award given by the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2018. Jin’s works are featured in private and public
                  collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada Foreign Affairs, the Museum of Contemporary Art
                  in Shanghai.Her projects are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des Lettres du
                  Québec (CALQ). As a Chinese-Canadian artist Jin’s way of thinking is inherently rooted in Eastern culture and
                  philosophy. Jin’s works contemplate the idea of permanence and change, of the passing time and of the
                  evanescent quality of existence. She is particularly interested in the subject of nature and landscape. Her recent
                  artistic practices focus on the spiritual, memorial and meditative side of nature as well as its related history and
                  human stories.

                  
                   EDUCATION:
                   2015 MFA in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
                   2012 BFA, Fine Art Photography, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada


                   SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS:
                   2019 (upcoming) Into the Woods, Conseil des arts de Montréal, QC
                   2019 (upcoming) Photo Gaspésie, Gaspésie, QC                  
                   2019 (upcoming) The Trees Want to Remain Quiet, But The Wind Won't Stop, 2017 树欲静,而风不止
                            The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Contact Photography Festival Feature Exhibiton, Toronto 
                   2019 (upcoming) Dundee, Centre Culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal, QC
                   2019 Dundee, Capture Photo Festival Selected Exhibition, Vancouver                          
                   2019 Flowers and Monsters, Hua Jin & Ari Bayuaji, The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Pointe-Claire
                   2018 Dundee, Lianzhou Foto 2018, The Wind of Time, Lianzhou, China. 
                   2018 Peony, Capture Photo Festival, Viridian Gallery, Vancouver
                   2017 Moonlight, Capture Photo Festival, Viridian Gallery, Vancouver
                   2016 Undulating Landscape - Hua Jin & Neil Goodman, The Research House for Asian Art (RHAA), Chicago, USA
                   2016 Don’t Look, You Will See, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada
                   2016 Compound Visions Fu Meng & Hua Jin, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
                   2015 Don’t Look, You Will See, Concordia University MFA gallery, Montreal, QC,Canada
                   2015 CHECKPOINT - Hua Jin & Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Festival Accés Asie,Maison de la culture de Cote-des- Neiges, Montréal, Canada
                   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 
                            

                   
                   SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION:
                   2019 (upcoming) Common Waters, Cambridge Art Galleries and BRIDGE, Cambridge, Ontario. Canada
                   2019 (upcoming) Territory II, In Satellite with Momenta, Castiglione Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada 
                   2018 RMG Exposed 2018, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Oshawa, Canada.
                   2018 Connections, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada
                   2017 Second Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival 2017, Mexico
                   2017 Zoom on Montreal, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal
                   2016 Gazing into Water, Featured exhibition, Xishuangbanna International Photo Festival, Kunming, China
                   2016 Fine Arts Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA gallery, Montreal, Canada
                   2015 Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
                   2015 Crossroads - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
                   2014 PhotoFourm, Les Territoires Gallery, Montreal, Canada
                   2014 Through the Body: Lens Based Works by Chinese Women Artists, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto,  Canada 
                   2014 MFA Open Doors Exhibition, MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
                   2014 Conversing in the Passing of Time,FOFA gallery, curated by Sally Lee, Montreal, Canada
                   2013 Lishui Photography Festival, Zhejiang Lishui, China 
                   2013 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


                   SELECTED AWARDS:
                   2019 Canada Council for the Arts, International Residency Program in the Visual Arts
                   2018 Cultural Diversity in Visual Arts Award, The Conseil des arts de Montréal
                   2018 Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation, Project Grant
                   2018 Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Development for Artists
                   2017 Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation, Project Grant
                   2017 Reconnection Project Grant, Museum of Fine Art Montreal, Montreal, QC
                   2017 Scotia bank Contact Photo Festival 2017 Burtynsky Grant shortlisted 
                   2017 Research and Creation, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
                   2016 Acquisition and Marketing Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
                   2016 Canada Council for the Arts, International Residency Program in the Visual Arts 
                   2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts
                   2016 Vermont Studio Artist / Writer Grant, Vermont, US 
                   2015 Joyce Melville Memorial Scholarship, Concordia University, Montreal
                   2014 Graduate Student Mobility Award, Concordia University, Montreal
                   2013 Michael-Smith Foreign Study Supplement Scholarship, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
                   2013 Joseph-Amand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
                   2013 British Columbia Art Council Scholarship, Vancouver, BC, 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        


                   COLLECTION:
                   2019 Canada Foreign Affairs                   
                   2018 Montreal Museum of Fine Art 
                   2006 Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai


                   ARTIST RESIDENCY:
                   2019 (upcoming) Wanderlust, Skaftfell Thematic Residency, Iceland
                   2019 (upcoming) International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada  
                   2018 Ayatana Artistic Research Program, Ottawa, Canada
                   2017 Centre Sagamie, Alma, Quebec, Canada
                   2017 Breath: Canadian & Chinese Artists Co-habitation-Co-creation Residence Project 
                   2017 Van Art Farm Residency
                   2016 Vermont Studio Residency
                   2013 Hammock Residency Vancouver Canada 


                   ARTIST TALK:
                   2019 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada.
                   2019 The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada.
                   2018 Asia Pacific Art and Culture Association, Montreal, QC, Canada
                   2017 Viridian Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
                   2016 Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
                   2015 CBC, "The National" interview, Montreal, QC, Canada
                   2014 University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
                   2012 CBC, "North by Northwest" interview, Vancouver, BC, Canada
                   2012 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada
                   2011 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


                   PUBLICATIONS:
                   2019 Germinating Herbarium, A book of Botanical Art, Issue 1 of The Ayatana Artists's Research Annual 
                   2018 Dundee, Chinese Photographers, Nov, 2018.
                   2014 "Through the Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists", Contact Photography Festival. 
                   2013 “Traditional Chinese Medicine” VISION, Shanghai, China
                   2013 “My Big Family” Shandong Photography, Shandong, China
                   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